Mercedes-Benz’s iconic G-Class will get its first full redesign since the nameplate’s launch. Regardless of its remaining power, the G-Class came very near to fulfilling its death just a few years back. Mercedes had even launched final edition models in some markets and was all set to exterminate the icon, but strong need from the United States, Russia and China– luckily– encouraged the car manufacturer to reverse course.
Our latest spy shots expose exactly what seems the exact same blocky G-Class that’s been with us– in civilian kind– since 1979, but if you look a little closer you’ll notice major distinctions. In reality, Mercedes tells us that the upgraded G-Class will have just one exterior part in common with its predecessor.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Design
The prototype is substantially broader than the present G-Class, with our professional photographer informing us there’s close to 4.0 inches of extra girth. Aspects like the windshield, hood and grille are all visibly wider than on the present model.
The broader body and matching broader track has been embraced in order to accommodate new suspension that intends to improve stability on and off the road while likewise enhancing interior space. At the very same time, the new model’s body is shorter. This can plainly be seen in shots where both the prototype and existing G-Class exist.
Another crucial change must be the increased usage of aluminum and high-strength steel in the building and construction to help minimize weight, potentially cutting the present model’s 5,665-pound curb weight by as much as 440 lb. There ought to likewise be the latest from the Mercedes technology portfolio consisting of new driver-assist features, electronic power steering, and an innovative infotainment system.
Regardless of the changes, the brand-new G-Class ought to stay as rugged as ever. For example, the flight height doesn’t seem altering and it looks like a live axle stays at the back. We ‘d likewise anticipate a permanent four-wheel-drive system, decrease transfer case, and 3 differential locks to stay. One of the main reasons for the style overhaul is more stringent emissions guidelines. Hence we may end up seeing some more fuel-efficient options in the powertrain department including a possible plug-in hybrid setup.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine
Mercedes’ brand-new inline-6 engines are expected to be used though in the United States a V-8 engine should feature mainly. Naturally, Mercedes-AMG choices will still be on offer, as they presently account for more than 50 percent of G-Class sales worldwide.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date
The brand-new G-Class is expected to hit the marketplace in 2018, as a 2019 model. Its arrival will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the G-Class nameplate. A new Land Rover Defender is due to get here about the very same time, hence keeping the rivalry between the ultimate utilities alive.