Mercedes-Benz’s iconic G-Class will receive its first full redesign since the nameplate’s launch. Despite its remaining power, the G-Class came extremely near meeting its demise only a few years ago. Mercedes had even launched final edition models in some markets and was ready to exterminate the icon, however strong demand from the United States, Russia and China– fortunately– convinced the car manufacturer to reverse course.
Our most current spy shots reveal exactly what appears to be 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 differences. In fact, Mercedes tells us that the revamped G-Class will have just one exterior part in common with its predecessor.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Design
The model is significantly larger than the present G-Class, with our professional photographer telling us there’s close to 4.0 inches of additional girth. Elements like the windscreen, hood and grille are all noticeably broader than on the current model.
The larger body and matching wider track has been adopted in order to accommodate brand-new suspension that intends to enhance stability on and off the road while also enhancing interior space. At the exact same time, the brand-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 construction to assist minimize weight, perhaps cutting the current 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 including brand-new driver-assist features, electronic power steering, and an advanced infotainment system.
Despite the changes, the new G-Class ought to stay 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 rear. We ‘d also expect an irreversible four-wheel-drive system, reduction transfer case, and three differential locks to stay. One of the main reasons for the style overhaul is more stringent emissions policies. Hence we might wind up seeing some more fuel-efficient choices in the powertrain department consisting of a possible plug-in hybrid setup.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine
Mercedes’ new inline-6 engines are anticipated to be used though in the United States a V-8 engine must feature primarily. Obviously, Mercedes-AMG alternatives 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 strike 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 due to get here about the very same time, thus keeping the competition between the ultimate energies alive.