Mercedes-Benz’s renowned G-Class is about to receive its first complete redesign since the nameplate’s launch. In spite of its staying power, the G-Class came really close to fulfilling its demise just a couple of years earlier. Mercedes had actually even introduced final edition models in some markets and was ready to exterminate the icon, but strong need from the United States, Russia and China– luckily– convinced the automaker to reverse course.
Our most current spy shots reveal what seems the very same blocky G-Class that’s been with us– in civilian kind– given that 1979, however if you look a little closer you’ll notice significant distinctions. In truth, Mercedes informs us that the revamped G-Class will have simply one exterior part in common with its predecessor.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Design
The model is substantially wider than the existing G-Class, with our photographer telling us there’s close to 4.0 inches of extra girth. Components like the windscreen, hood and grille are all visibly broader than on the current model.
The larger body and matching broader track has actually been adopted in order to accommodate brand-new suspension that aims to enhance stability on and off the road while also improving interior area. At the very same time, the new model’s body is shorter. This can clearly be seen in shots where both the model and existing G-Class are present.
Another crucial change must be the increased usage of aluminum and high-strength steel in the construction to help reduce weight, possibly cutting the present model’s 5,665-pound curb weight by as much as 440 pound. There must also be the most recent from the Mercedes technology portfolio consisting of brand-new driver-assist features, electronic power steering, and a sophisticated infotainment system.
In spite of the changes, the new G-Class must remain as rugged as ever. For instance, the trip height does not appear to be altering and it looks like a live axle remains at the back. We ‘d also expect a long-term four-wheel-drive system, decrease transfer case, and three differential locks to remain. Among the main factors for the style overhaul is more stringent emissions regulations. Therefore we may wind up seeing some more fuel-efficient options in the powertrain department consisting of a possible plug-in hybrid setup.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine
Mercedes’ new inline-6 engines are expected to be offered though in the United States a V-8 engine must feature primarily. Of course, Mercedes-AMG choices will still be on deal, as they presently represent more than 50 percent of G-Class sales worldwide.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date
The new G-Class is expected to strike the market 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 because of arrive about the very same time, thus keeping the competition between the supreme utilities alive.