Mercedes-Benz’s iconic G-Class is about to get its very first full redesign given that the nameplate’s launch. In spite of its remaining power, the G-Class came extremely near to meeting its death just a couple of years earlier. Mercedes had 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– the good news is– convinced the car manufacturer to reverse course.
Our newest spy shots reveal what appears to be the very same boxy G-Class that’s been with us– in civilian type– since 1979, but if you look a little closer you’ll notice major differences. In truth, 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 considerably broader than the existing G-Class, with our photographer informing us there’s close to 4.0 inches of extra girth. Components like the windscreen, hood and grille are all visibly larger than on the current model. The wider body and corresponding larger track has been adopted in order to accommodate brand-new suspension that aims to enhance stability on and off the road while also improving interior space. At the same time, the new model’s body is much shorter. This can plainly be seen in shots where both the prototype and existing G-Class exist.
Another crucial change should be the increased use of aluminum and high-strength steel in the building to assist decrease weight, potentially cutting the existing model’s 5,665-pound curb weight by as much as 440 lb. There must likewise be the current from the Mercedes technology portfolio consisting of brand-new driver-assist features, electronic power steering, and an innovative infotainment system.
Despite the changes, the new G-Class should remain as rugged as ever. For example, the ride height doesn’t appear to be changing and it appears like a live axle stays at the back. We ‘d also expect an irreversible four-wheel-drive system, reduction transfer case, and three differential locks to stay. Among the primary factors for the design overhaul is stricter emissions policies. Thus we might 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’ new inline-6 engines are anticipated to be provided though in the United States a V-8 engine should feature primarily. Obviously, Mercedes-AMG choices will still be on offer, 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 hit the marketplace in 2018, as a 2019 model. Its arrival will accompany the 40th anniversary of the G-Class nameplate. A colony Rover Defender is because of get here about the very same time, therefore keeping the competition in between the ultimate energies alive.