Above it all.
In 2012 the G-Class is presenting itself once again in a considerably enhanced form, reinforcing its top position amongst off-road vehicles. It was first designed in 1979, originally specifically for tough off-road use, and has experienced an astonishing evolution.
This off-road specialist was first designed for practicality and austerity, and in the course of thirty-three years, Mercedes-Benz has refined it, giving it a high-class interior and the road-holding qualities of a premium saloon made in Stuttgart. Today the G-Class is viewed as the top model of luxury off-road vehicles, and has been used as the generic basis for the other successful Mercedes-Benz SUVs.
Discreet exterior modifications.
An extensive facelift now means that the off-road classic will continue to be in a class of its own. New LED daytime running lamps and new exterior mirrors have only made a subtle alteration to the exterior looks of this luxury off-roader.
The timeless design, almost unchanged since 1979, has made the G-Class a design icon.
Finishing touches to the interior.
The instrument panel and the centre console have been completely revamped, with newly designed controls and generous, exclusive trim elements. This means a new look for the premium interior fittings. Between the two circular instruments there is now a colour display. Another large colour screen is located in the middle, within easy view from the driver’s seat, and forms part of the standard COMAND Online system with internet access.
Optional safety features include DISTRONIC PLUS, Blind Spot Assist and the PARKTRONIC parking assistance system with reversing camera.
In order to preserve the character of the G-Class, some style-defining elements were retained in the interior. For example, the cockpit still has the handle on the front-passenger side and the familiar high-sheen silver switch for the three differential locks placed in the driver’s field of vision, and the newly designed selector lever in the lower central console.
In addition to the high-end interior fittings which come as standard, there are many further individual options available from the exclusive designo programme.
Supreme in off-road conditions.
Off the beaten track and on rough terrain, the luxury SUV shows outstanding qualities thanks to its three electrically selectable 100 per cent differential locks, its ladder-style frame and its rigid axles, which make it unmatched in its field.
The completely re-engineered ESP® now has a HOLD function and trailer stabilisation feature. Thanks to engines with exceptionally high torque, the G-Class is an outstanding towing vehicle.
Spoilt for choice.
The G-Class engine programme includes the G 350 BlueTEC with its 3.0 litre V6 Diesel and the powerful 5.5 litre V8 petrol engine of the G 500, which is also supplied as a station wagon with long wheelbase or also as a Cabrio with short wheelbase.
Both engine types provide powerful torque of over 500 Newton metres and ample power reserves in any situation. The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is fitted as standard, which guarantees low fuel consumption and high driving comfort.
G 350 BlueTEC:
Fuel consumption combined: 11.2 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 295 g/km.*
Double AMG world premiere.
The G 63 AMG with V8 biturbo engine (544 hp and 760 Nm torque) and ECO start/stop function as standard, as well as the G 65 AMG with V12 biturbo engine (612 hp and 1000 Nm torque), which makes it the most powerful series production off-roader in the world, are both new.
Both models sport a new, characteristic AMG radiator grill with double fins as well as distinctive new bumpers with large air inlets. Red brake callipers and 20-inch alloy wheels, available for the first time, round off the emotional exterior. The G-Class sets optical standards too.
G 63 AMG:
Fuel consumption combined: 13.8 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 322 g/km.*
G 65 AMG:
Fuel consumption combined: 17.0 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 397 g/km.*