The mighty Mercedes-Benz G-Class is in for its first main
redesign for the reason that automobile was launched in civilian kind in
1979, and the brand new model of the enduring Gelandewagen might be
revealed to the world on January 15 on the 2018 North American
Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit. Within the lead up, Mercedes
has launched a video that highlights the G-Class’ longevity.
The brand new G-Class goes on sale later this 12 months, as a 2019 mannequin.
We all know the fundamental styling received’t change, however beneath the pores and skin
just about every part might be new. For instance, because of a brand new
platform the engineers have been in a position to cut back weight whereas
growing the footprint. Count on the brand new G-Class to be 350
kilos lighter and measure in about Zero.80 inches wider, which is
simply superb, contemplating how skinny the present mannequin is. One in all
the principle advantages might be higher stability on and off the highway.
Regardless of the brand new platform, the brand new G-Class will keep true to the
present idiom, and meaning body-on-frame development.
And judging from prototypes, the journey top received’t be
altering from the present mannequin. We additionally count on a everlasting
Four-wheel-drive system, discount switch case, three
differential locks, and a rear reside axle. One key change,
although, is predicted to be a brand new impartial entrance suspension to
enhance wheel journey and axle articulation.
On the powertrain entrance, the G550 will characteristic a Four.Zero-liter
turbocharged V-Eight engine from AMG. Will probably be good for 415
horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. The G63 will use a
hairier model of the identical engine with 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of
torque, up on the present G63’s 563 hp and 516 lb-ft. Sadly,
the V-12-powered G65 is more likely to be phased out with the brand new
era, although an electrified mannequin would possibly assist fill the
Wrapping up all of the off-road prowess might be a
luxurious inside design akin to the present E- and
S-Courses, albeit with some extra rugged touches. There’ll
even be some retro touches. For instance, on the passenger aspect
will sit the acquainted dash-mounted seize deal with that dates again
to the unique 1979 G-Class. The place of the air vents is
additionally the identical as within the unique G.
Keep tuned for the reveal of the brand new G-Class on the North
American Worldwide Auto Present. To study a number of the
different autos showing on the present, head to our devoted