The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class previewed
Ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been previewed through a particular image circulating around the internet. The public are now waiting with great anticipation for the G-Class’ public appearance.
The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class is expected to be released in June in North America and at a later date here in Europe. Now in its 30th year, the SUV is expected to be better than ever.
Within the vehicle will be a 4.5 inch colour monitor with Mercedes-Benz Command system running.
The vehicle appears in the background of an official picture of the new Mercedes-Benz GLK, with the company teasing the automotive press and car fans alike.
Changes to the exterior
The G-Class to maintain it’s square shape, coming with new LED daytime running headlights. Although not seen in the main image in question, there are set to be a new range of alloy wheels added to the car as seen on earlier testing versions of the new G-Class.
Changes to the AMG
AMG models will naturally appear sportier and will not resemble the model shown in the photo. The model will have a sportier looking lower front bumper. Installed within the front bumper will be larger air vents that intake more air to deliver to the engine. This is an essential feature, as the AMG engine will be worked much harder and heat up a lot quicker.
The 500 BHP 5.4 V8 litre engine will be replaced by a 536 BHP 5.4 litre V8 engine. Added to the line-up will be a new and faster G65 AMG, which has an amazing V12 turbocharged 6.0 litres, reaching a maximum of 621 BHP and 737lb ft of torque. In just 5.2 seconds, the car will reach 0 – 62 MPH. This makes it the first ever V12 engine in the G-Class. The AMG model will contain larger brakes which had been brought over from the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. The side exhaust pipes from the G55 AMG will also be fitted onto the new G-Class AMG. The G-Class AMG will also come with brake energy recuperation and start/stop.
Economical gear transmission
Replacing the current 5G Tronic unit will be a more economical 7G Tronic Gearbox, ensuring customers save on the increasing fuel prices.
Continuation of Austrian production
The vehicle will be produced in Austria, meaning there will be no shift of production.