Hoefele Design makes the Mercedes G-Class even more opulent with ‘coach’ doors
Few cars are as ostentatious because the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or G-Wagen if you like. The distinctive shape and it is shift from utilitarian off-roader to boulevard cruiser be sure of that. But German customizing company Hoefele Design were able to make the G-Class flashier with the addition of “coach” or “suicide” rear doors.
It’s known as the Ultimate HG, and such as the low-volume Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, it swaps the rear doors’ hinge and take care of layout. The company did a great job making the conversion look factory. Exactly the same type of door handles happen to be used plus they fall into line nicely with the front handles and chrome trim. Hopefully the doors close with the same solidity of the factory ones. We suspect rear seat access is genuinely improved with these doors, since occupants won’t need to clear the wheel arch, and also the doors appear to available to nearly 90 degrees.
Hoefele certainly didn’t stop with the doors, while you probably noticed. The Ultimate HG features gigantic 23-inch turbine-style wheels that ensure you won’t be using this farther off road than your estate’s gravel driveway. It receives a custom front bumper and grille reminiscent of the latest Mercedes-Maybach models, as well as LED running lights on the top evocative of AMG off-road G-Wagens. Then of course there’s the two-tone paint and electric running boards.
The interior is equally as opulent because the exterior. The highlights are the heated, cooled, massaging and reclining rear seats. They’re divided with a custom center console with touchscreen and wireless charging for phones. The entire interior is completed with leather and Alcantara. Even the cargo area gets attention having a piano-black lacquer floor with aluminum accents.
No pricing or availability details were given around the Ultimate HG. We suspect it’s a vintage case of “if you need to ask, you can’t afford it.” But when you can afford it, it’s probably only a matter of contacting Hoefele to start the acquisition and building process.