Mercedes-Benz latest G-Class

THE G-Class, the luxury off -road vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, has long been considered a design icon. Its external appearance has not changed significantly since 1979. Iconic elements continue to serve very specific purposes, now as then, and to give the G-Class its unique appearance. All these are still found in the new G-Class: the distinctive door handle and the characteristic closing sound, the robust exterior protective strip, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and the prominent indicator lights. The new G-Class is 53 mm longer and 121 mm wider and now has even greater presence, on the road as well as in terrain.


While the exterior maintains the iconic classic look, the interior of the Mercedes- Benz G-Class has undergone a fundamental modern redesign which reinterprets the genes of the classic vehicle to reflect the exterior. As in the new E-Class and S-Class, an instrument cluster in the form of a large display showing virtual instruments in the driver’s direct field of vision and a central display above the centre console is available as an option. In this case the two 12.3-inch displays blend visually into a Widescreen Cockpit beneath a shared glass cover. Drivers can choose between three different styles for the displays — “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive” — and also select relevant information and views according to their individual needs.


The new G-Class performs even better off -road, while on the road it is significantly more agile, dynamic and comfortable than its predecessor. The G thus remains a true G – thanks to its standard ladder-type frame, the three 100-percent differential locks and LOW RANGE off -road gear reduction. The new suspension emerged from the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz G GmbH and Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle. Equipped in this way and with a ground clearance of 270 mm to the front axle gear, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class provides plenty of potential for maximum assertiveness and driving pleasure in terrain. The figures speak for themselves:

● Slope climbing ability of up to 100% on suitable surfaces

● Ground clearance between axles, plus 6 mm, now 24.1 cm

● Maximum fording depth now 70 cm when driving through water and mud, no less than an additional 10 cm

● Stable at tilt angles of 35°, plus 7°

● Angle of departure: 30°, angle of approach: 31°, plus 1°

● Break-over angle: 26°, plus 1°


In the new G500 a high-performance 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine ensures powerful propulsion. The new biturbo produces an output of 422hp and a maximum torque of 610Nm at 2000 to 4750 rpm.


For the transfer of power, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with torque converter was specifically adapted to meet the needs of the off -road icon. The developers have managed to reduce the shift and response times of the 9-speed transmission by means of a dedicated software application. The wide transmission ratio not only makes driving quieter and more comfortable especially at low engine speeds, it simultaneously also contributes to reducing fuel consumption.

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