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  • The Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) has long been regarded as a design icon. Since 1979 it has not changed its appearance significantly.
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    The new G-Class: A design icon reinterpreted for today.

Iconic elements.

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. Extraordinary features like these in concert with the off-roader’s angular lines define its special look.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) has long been regarded as a design icon. Since 1979 it has not changed its appearance significantly.

G 500: Fuel consumption combined: 11.7–11.1 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 276–263 g/km.*

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) Facelift, G 500 in brilliant blue with 19-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, Stainless Steel package, LED tail lights and Stainless steel spare wheel cover

Character of the original.

The enhanced design of the G-Class follows the philosophy of Sensual Purity and at the same time remains true to the character of the original. As a result, the door hinges positioned on the outside and the surface-mounted bonnet are carried over to the new generation. With the latest update, the off-road icon – which has been continually enhanced technically over the decades but visually has hardly changed – is making the leap into a new era.

Cast from a single piece.

More than ever, the new G-Class appears to be cast from a single piece. All surfaces have a more taut design and are have more tension, while the surface quality has been taken to an even higher level.

This results in narrower, more precise gaps and more harmonious transitions. In addition, the wheel arches and bumpers form a more integral part of the body and thus look less like add-on features.

Every 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) facelift bears a certification mark in the form of a “Schöckl” badge at the base of its B-pillar.

Schöckl proved.

“Every G-Class must be put to the test on the Schöckl.” And this was the motto that headed the list of requirement specifications when it came to redesigning this classic among off-roaders. It refers to the Graz plant’s local mountain, used by Mercedes-Benz for its hard – and some say even merciless – testing, and which each off-roader must be able to conquer. Which is why every “G” bears a certification mark in the form of a “Schöckl” badge at the base of its B-pillar.

Modern, redesigned interior.

While the exterior maintains the iconic classic look, the interior of the G-Class has undergone a fundamental modern redesign which reinterprets the genes of the classic vehicle to reflect the exterior. With its off-road character and top-class luxury appointments, the G-Class has always combined two extremes into a harmonious symbiosis. Unmistakable at first glance and from the first touch, only high-quality materials are used. Every detail is finished by hand with the utmost care.

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) Facelift, G 500 with designo nappa leather espresso brown / black, designo black flamed open-pore ash wood, Touchpad with Controller, COMAND Online and Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) Facelift, G 500 with Leather black, Open-pore natural walnut wood trim, COMAND Online, Instrument cluster and Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather

High-quality materials.

With its unmistakable character and high-quality appointments, the G-Class has always managed to combine off-road capability and luxury in a particularly harmonious way. Even in its standard specification, the G-Class’s timeless and authentic open-pore wood trim gives it an air of classical elegance. Its stylish details include the generous use of high-quality metal or carbon fibre trim, and its leather seats.

Stylish details.

Getting in the G-Class reveals that numerous design features from the exterior have been transposed into the interior. The shape of the round headlamps, for instance, which is reflected in the side air vents. Or the design of the iconic indicators, found again in the shape of the loudspeakers. Hallmarks of the G‑Class include the grab handle in front of the front passenger and the chrome-highlighted switches for the three differential locks. Both have been meticulously optimised and retained as characteristic features.

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463) Facelift with the chrome-highlighted switches for the three differential locks.