Celebrity Cars: Russell Wilson (Mercedes Benz G-Class)

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Net Worth: $115 Million
Famous For: NFL Star
Car MSRP: $124,500
Top Speed: 149 Miles Per Hour
Miles to The Gallon: 13 City/17 Highway



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Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League. Wilson competed at the University of Wisconsin during the 2011 season en route to breaking the FBS single-season record for passer efficiency. Wilson would win a Big Ten title as well as earn a Rose Bowl appearance before getting drafted in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft. Since then, Wilson has gone to six Pro Bowls, won one Super Bowl, and he’s even led the league in passer rating. Now poised for a historic run as one of the top young quarterbacks in the game, there is no telling what is next for the superstar athlete.

Valentine’s Day Surprise

As one of the most exciting superstars in the NFL, Wilson has experienced a meteoric rise toward fame and fortune. After being drafted in the third round, Wilson went on to lead the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable Super Bowl victory over the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. In doing so, Wilson essentially cemented himself as a star in the league. Thanks to his efforts, Wilson was eventually rewarded with a four-year, $140 million dollar contract. Already a five-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Wilson was quick to flex what his new money could do.

For Valentine’s Day, Wilson celebrated the love he has for his significant other, Ciara, by purchasing matching 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUVs. If you aren’t familiar with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you’ve come to the right place to learn about them. While each G-Class put Wilson back roughly $124,000, that was but a drop in the bucket compared to the massive contractual guarantees that Seattle handed their start quarterback.

If you’ve never found yourself standing in front of a new Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you don’t know what you are missing. Despite the high price tag, or perhaps because of it, Wilson ended up purchasing two powerhouse vehicles that will offer plenty of entertainment on the road for years to come. 

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is powered by a workhorse twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 416hp. Wilson’s pair of G-Class SUVs features all-wheel drive which can definitely come in handy when he is touring the beautiful scenery that Washington has to offer. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is more than just a pretty looking SUV with a strong engine, it offers quite a bit when you are out and on the road. With a zero to sixty time of 5.5 seconds, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has enough ‘giddy-up’ for even the most adrenaline-filled NFL quarterback. 

Once you sit down behind the wheel of Wilson’s G-Class, you’ll find yourself in as comfortable of a vehicle as you’ve ever been in. The interior of the famous 2019 G-Class has been celebrated for its mixture of luxury and convenient cargo space. There is a center infotainment display conveniently situated in the dash which features everything you could possibly need from adaptive cruise control and auto emergency braking to multi-zone climate control. The interior of Wilson’s G-Class also showcases leather seats, massaging chairs, a heated steering wheel, and a digital gauge.

Burgeoning NFL Superstar

Russell Wilson was born in Cincinnati, OH, on November 29, 1988. At just 30-years-old, Wilson has already cemented himself as one of the most important players in the NFL. Still, with the team that drafted him, Wilson has racked up serious credentials through his first several seasons in the league. Not only is Wilson a Super Bowl champion, but he is also a six-time Pro Bowler and the former NFL Rookie of the Year back in 2012.

Wilson grew up in Richmond, Va, with his parents, Harrison and Tammy Wilson. Harrison worked as a lawyer while Tammy worked as a nurse consultant in the legal field. Wilson also has a younger sister named Anna as well as an older brother named Harrison IV. Wilson began playing football at the age of four, and he would play his first organized game in the sixth grade. Wilson also played baseball as a child which was a sport that he would grow attached to throughout his high school and collegiate career.

In high school, Wilson blew the lid off the Collegiate School located in Richmond, VA. Wilson was named the Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year after throwing 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns to go along with 634 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Wilson would go on to attend NC State before transferring to Wisconsin for his senior year of collegiate football. At Wisconsin, Wilson would set the single-season record for passing touchdowns at the school.

Now one of the most exciting players in the NFL, Wilson has plenty to look forward to in the future. Newly re-signed to the Seattle Seahawks, Wilson has his eyes set on becoming one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in franchise history. If Wilson is able to add another Super Bowl to his resume, he’ll be considered the Tom Brady of the pacific northwest. Maybe with another championship, Wilson will splurge for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class next Valentine’s Day!



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