The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class, arriving next year, will bring with it a number of engine and interior updates while retaining the same boxy shape as all other iterations.
The chassis of the current G-Wagen is tipped to remain largely unchanged for the new model, meaning it’ll still be a steel frame unit incorporating a live rear axle. Given that the G-Class has never been a serious driver’s car however, we can’t imagine any customers being upset about its traditional set-up.
More importantly, customers will be concerned about the vehicle’s interior and, appropriately, Mercedes is said to be focusing its energy there. According to Autocar, the car itself could be widened, therefore resulting in a larger cabin which will be appointed with luscious new materials and technology. One key inclusion will be the latest infotainment system from the German marque.
Elsewhere, it is said that the model will adopt a larger unchanged range of engines, including the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, the older turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 and a boosted 6.0-liter V12 will be offered. At least one new engine is expected to arrive, in the form of the 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel from the E-Class. If it carries over unchanged, the entry-level 2018 G-Class can be expected to produce 254 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque.