The Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road.

News about the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

The legend lives on: Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader is beginning a new chapter in a success story that spans more than 35 years.

  • News about the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

  • The success story continues.

    All Mercedes-Benz G-Class models now offer up to 16 percent more power and up to 17 percent lower fuel consumption. The range includes the G 500 with a new, powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. All engines are compliant with the latest Euro 6 emissions standard. A new suspension setup together with more sensitive ESP® control results in increased driving stability, safety and road comfort. The exterior and interior have also been given an upgrade. The exclusive AMG EDITION 463 and the G 500 4×4² are also being launched. Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader is beginning a new chapter in a success story that spans more than 35 years. With its continuously improved technology and high-class equipment specification, this all-terrain icon has consistently satisfied the highest expectations of off-road fans. True to this tradition, the G 500’s new 4.0-litre directly injected V8 biturbo engine is now celebrating its world premiere in the G-Class.

     

    G 500:

    Fuel consumption combined: 12.3 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 289 g/km.*

     

    G 500 4×4²:

    Fuel consumption combined: 13.8 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 323 g/km.*

    Front view of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the city.

    More power. Less fuel consumption.

    The engines in the other G-Class models have likewise been upgraded: the G 350 d benefits from a hike in output from 155 kW (211 hp) to 180 kW (245 hp), with its torque climbing from 540 to 600 Newton metres. The G 350 d now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds instead of the previous 9.1 seconds. The combined NEDC consumption drops from 11.2 litres per 100 kilometres to 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 now delivers 420 kW (571 hp) instead of 400 kW (544 hp), with torque of 760 Newton metres. Instead of 450 kW (612 hp), the 12-cylinder powerplant in the Mercedes-AMG G 65 now puts out 463 kW (630 hp) and generates torque of 1,000 Newton metres. The G 350 d, G 500 and Mercedes-AMG G 63 are equipped as standard with an ECO start/stop function that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by switching off the engine when the vehicle is at rest, for example in a traffic jam or at traffic lights.

     

    Mercedes-Benz G 350 d:

    Fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 261 g/km.*

     

    Mercedes-AMG G 63:

    Fuel consumption combined: 13.8 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 322 g/km.*

     

    Mercedes-AMG G 65:

    Fuel consumption combined: 17.0 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 397 g/km.*

    New generation of V8 engines.

    The new 8-cylinder powerplant in the G 500 can point to an exclusive heritage. It is based on the new generation of V8 engines developed by Mercedes-AMG that have already coaxed exceptional levels of performance out of the Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C 63. For use in the G-Class, the V8 has been modified to deliver 310 kW (422 hp) with torque of 610 Newton metres. Other standout attributes include a spontaneous response and high tractive power made possible, for example, by two turbochargers, which instead of being configured on the outside of the cylinder banks, are arranged between them in the V – the so-called “hot inside V”. This layout allows a compact design, optimal response and low exhaust emissions.

    Mercedes-AMG C 63:

    Fuel consumption combined: : 8.4–8.2 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 195–192 g/km.*

    The V8 motor of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class with its

    Maximum strength with lowest possible weight is guaranteed by the aluminium crankcase of the V8 engine. Compared with the previous 5.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 unit, the new 8-cylinder biturbo engine puts out 25 kW (35 hp) more power and 80 Newton metres more torque. The new G 500 accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds (previously: 6.1 seconds) and has a combined NEDC consumption of 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres (previously: 14.9 litres per 100 kilometres).

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class driving through water.

    Sturdy body. Optimised suspension.

    As is typical of the G-Class, the new models retain the familiar sturdy basis of body and ladder-type frame, which still offers generous reserves to cope with the increased power. Also retained is the unrivalled off-road performance with permanent all-wheel drive, low-range gearbox and three differential locks that can be engaged/disengaged while on the move. The standard suspension setup has been revised with optimised shock absorbers for improved control of body movements and even greater on-road ride comfort. An adapted ESP® setup makes enhanced driving dynamics possible and, as a result, increased driving stability and road safety. Optimisations to ASR and ABS result in improved traction while shortening the stopping distance when braking. The front-axle load capacity has been raised by 100 to 1,550 kilogramme.

    G 500: with new adaptive damping system.

    In addition, the G 500 is optionally available with a new adaptive damping system with Sport and Comfort modes. This provides a significantly more agile on-road performance in Sport mode with undiminished off-road capability while at the same time reducing the typical SUV roll in corners. As already familiar from the Mercedes-AMG variants, the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission in the G 350 d and G 500 models now also features a manual transmission mode. This mode, which can be conveniently activated by pressing the “M” button, allows the driver to savour the high available torque and to use the steering-wheel shift paddles to decide just when to change gear.

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the mountains.
    The G 350 d now also comes as standard with 45.7 cm (18-inch) five-spoke light-alloy wheels.

    Distinctive design.

    Visually, the new G 350 d and G 500 models are especially easy to identify by their restyled bumpers and now standard flared wheel arches in the vehicle colour. The G 350 d now also comes as standard with 45.7 cm (18-inch) five-spoke light-alloy wheels.

    On the inside, the G 350 d and G 500 feature an eye-catching instrument cluster in two-tube design with 11.4 cm multifunction display and redesigned pointers and dials. The two Mercedes-AMG models, too, sport a redesigned instrument cluster.

    EDITION 463.

    With the new EDITION 463 special model, Mercedes-AMG is giving the G 63 and G 65 an impressive sporty look. The exquisite interior specification includes a two-tone instrument panel, two-tone seats in high-quality designo leather with side bolsters in carbon-look leather and contrasting topstitching, seat and door centre panels in a diamond look, carbon-fibre trim and door pulls in nappa leather. A new Colour package is available for customers wishing to give their Mercedes-AMG G-Class an even more personal look. There are exclusive exterior paint finishes in solar beam, tomato red, alien green, sunset beam and galactic beam.

    The interior of the Mercedes-Benz EDITION 463.

    Detachable parts such as mirrors, front and rear bumpers, wheel arch extensions, the ring around the spare wheel cover as well as the roof are painted in obsidian black. The interior topstitching is colour-matched to the paintwork.

    Performance squared.

    Having proved hugely popular with many customers, the G 500 4×4² show car is set to enter series production. In the superlative-studded history of the G-Class, the G 500 4×4² is the new highlight in the model range. The technical package consists of the all-wheel-drive powertrain including portal axles and the new 4-litre V8 twin-turbo engine with an output of 310 kW (422 hp). Also new is the chassis with dual spring/damper struts and adjustable damping. In the interior of the G 500 4×4², occupants enjoy comfort and an ambience on a par with a luxury saloon.

    Having proved hugely popular with many customers, the G 500 4x42 show car is set to enter series production.

    In view of the key data for the chassis and powertrain, it seems more than logical that the off-road world starts for the G 500 4x4² where other vehicles give up. The new “G” also puts in an absolutely convincing performance on the asphalt.

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