Photographer JAN STEINHILBER impressively demonstrates with his series that the sun does not necessarily have to shine on good photos – particularly when we’re talking about a genuine off-road classic. In this case about the G-Class from Mercedes-Benz, here with the G 55 AMG driven by model Kate. She was styled by Hendrik SCHAULIN, and hair & make-up came from Rebecca J. HERRMANN, both artists c/o LIGANORD.
The G-Class (G is the first letter of the German word for off-road vehicle) is a model series built by Mercedes-Benz since 1979. It was developed in cooperation with the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG and is manufactured in Graz. The requirements for the all-terrain vehicle were first and foremost its off-road capabilities under even the toughest conditions, as well as traction and durability.
Mercedes-Benz on the G-Class : “Many years ago, engineers in Graz developed a totally new type of DNA. The DNA of an off-road vehicle – iconic, robust and virtually indestructible. They designed parts which continue to perform the very same functions to this day. Components which have shaped its highly distinct character over generations.”
After almost forty years, Chairman of Daimler AG’s Board of Management at the time, Dieter Zetsche, presented an entirely redeveloped G-Class together with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time at the Michigan Theater during the North American International Auto Show in January 2018.