Updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class Set For Engine And Interior Changes

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.

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  • Mike Gonzalez

    i dont know why the G-class is the only model in the entire Mercedes line-up that can’t be configured on their web site!

    • Kash

      must be your connection or something because I can configure it just fine.

      • Mike Gonzalez

        you can configure it in US but nowhere in Europe

        • Kash

          Oh, then it’s your government trying to convince to buy something else because it pollutes too much. lol.

    • Erzhik

      You can config it…sort of. The available options are limited because G, unlike other MB cars, comes fully loaded with everything it can offer. G is not a giant seller, so they can’t afford to let people config it like other cars.

  • Kash

    I can’t wait for the new one, my 2013 model is starting to show it’s age. lol.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Lol really?! I don’t think Merc should change the G. Just keep making minor, and I mean minor changes.

      • Kash

        Oh yeah it looks like it’s from 80’s. lol. <—– sarcasm by the way. But i wouldn't mind a slightly wider cabin.

  • An Existing Person

    I’ve always loved the G-Wagon.

  • Nordschleife

    I really want the new G to look like a toned down ENER-G force concept. I know the look is iconic but I just feel like that vehicle allowed for the future while retaining the overall feel of the past. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/869c2922515653435e144d90f4acb6488eac8e8886289d1a0e4a6527fa3701a4.jpg

  • Bash

    they gonna put that 12″ screen as the one in the E-class and the S-class.. cant wait to see it..

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Picture 2 looks like a woody.

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