Diane Keaton's Car: Once a Trendsetter… Always a Trendsetter

By on May 16, 2013 in ArticlesCelebrity Cars

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Diane Keaton has been a trendsetter for most of her adult life.  After getting her start on stage, she made the move to movies, appearing in "The Godfather" in 1972.  However, it was her work with Woody Allen that made her a household name, and in 1977, she starred in the movie that brought her worldwide fame, and changed women's fashion forever, "Annie Hall".  The film won her an Oscar, and launched the beginning of an entire fashion trend based around the clothing that Ralph Lauren designed for her character.  She has enjoyed a steady career since then, appearing in such films as, "Looking for Mr. Goodbar", "Crimes of the Heart", "Father of the Bride", and its sequel, "The First Wives Club", "Marvin's Room", "Something's Gotta Give", and most recently, "The Big Wedding".  In addition to her acting work, she is also a director, photographer, and successful real estate developer.  In other words, she's a true renaissance woman, and she has the shelf of awards, and over a billion dollars in box office receipts, to prove it.  Now in her late 60s, she has continued to enjoy "Leading Lady" status, even as many of her female colleagues are relegated to secondary roles as mothers, grandmothers, and doting aunts.  She's long been on the cutting edge, and the fact that she drives a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, is a clear sign that she is still a trendsetter.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon was originally developed for military use, and was based on a suggestion from the Shah of Iran.  It went into production for non-military use in 1979, and has since become a true luxury sport utility vehicle.  The current generation runs on a 5.0 L V8 supercharged engine that produces 500 hp.  The car also comes with AMG 7G-TRONIC transmission, LED running lights, 20-inch titanium grey light alloy wheels, an instrument cluster with a color screen, leather upholstery, and leather door panelling.  The vehicle sells for approximately $125,000 depending on how many optional "bells and whistles" are added.  The Mercedes-Benz wagon has become the favorite car of young Hollywood, and apparently, Ms. Keaton is young-at-heart.

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