The mighty Mercedes-Benz G-Class is in for its first main
redesign because the automobile was launched in civilian type in
1979, and the brand new model of the long-lasting Gelandewagen can 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
nearly all the pieces can be new. For instance, due to a brand new
platform the engineers have been in a position to scale back weight whereas
rising 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 effective, contemplating how skinny the present mannequin is. One in all
the principle advantages can be higher stability on and off the street.
Regardless of the brand new platform, the brand new G-Class will keep true to the
present idiom, and which means body-on-frame building.
And judging from prototypes, the experience peak received’t be
altering from the present mannequin. We additionally anticipate 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 unbiased 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. It is going to 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 prone to be phased out with the brand new
technology, although an electrified mannequin may assist fill the
Wrapping up all of the off-road prowess can 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 authentic G.
Keep tuned for the reveal of the brand new G-Class on the North
American Worldwide Auto Present. To find out about a few of the
different autos showing on the present, head to our devoted