Mercedes-Benz celebrates G-Class by encasing one in giant block of amber

Mercedes-Benz is hyping the reveal of its 2019 G-Class SUV by showing a 1979 version encased in a massive block of amber resin.

Mercedes-Benz is putting a lot of effort into the reveal of its new 2019 G-Class SUV next week at the Detroit Auto Show. How much emphasis? Well, the Stuttgart company will greet visitors by showcasing the first production G-Class from 1979 encased in a massive block of amber-colored synthetic resin at the entrance to Cobo Hall.The installation, teased in a 53-second video released last month, weighs nearly 49 tons. It shows a 280 GE suspended in amber and positioned as if it were traversing ...