Mercedes-Benz’s iconic G-Class will receive its first full redesign because the nameplate’s launch. In spite of its remaining power, the G-Class came very near to meeting its death just a couple of years earlier. Mercedes had even introduced final edition models in some markets and was all set to exterminate the icon, but strong demand from the United States, Russia and China– fortunately– encouraged the automaker to reverse course.
Our latest spy shots reveal exactly what appears to be the very same blocky G-Class that’s been with us– in civilian type– because 1979, but if you look a little closer you’ll see significant distinctions. In fact, Mercedes informs us that the upgraded G-Class will have simply one exterior part in typical with its predecessor.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Design
The model is substantially larger than the current G-Class, with our photographer informing us there’s close to 4.0 inches of additional girth. Components like the windscreen, hood and grille are all noticeably broader than on the present model. The wider body and corresponding larger track has been embraced in order to accommodate brand-new suspension that aims to enhance stability on and off the road while likewise enhancing interior space. At the same time, the new model’s body is shorter. This can plainly be seen in shots where both the prototype and existing G-Class are present.
Another essential change needs to be the increased usage of aluminum and high-strength steel in the construction to assist reduce weight, perhaps cutting the existing model’s 5,665-pound curb weight by as much as 440 lb. There should also be the current from the Mercedes technology portfolio consisting of new driver-assist features, electronic power steering, and an innovative infotainment system.
Despite the changes, the brand-new G-Class must remain as rugged as ever. For instance, the ride height doesn’t appear to be altering and it looks like a live axle stays at the rear. We ‘d likewise anticipate an irreversible four-wheel-drive system, decrease transfer case, and three differential locks to stay. Among the main factors for the style overhaul is stricter emissions policies. Hence we might end up seeing some more fuel-efficient alternatives in the powertrain department including a possible plug-in hybrid setup.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine
Mercedes’ brand-new inline-6 engines are anticipated to be used though in the United States a V-8 engine ought to feature mainly. Naturally, Mercedes-AMG options 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 brand-new G-Class is expected to hit the market in 2018, as a 2019 model. Its arrival will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the G-Class nameplate. A colony Rover Defender is because of get here about the same time, therefore keeping the competition between the ultimate utilities alive.