Scooped Mercedes G-Class Prototype Sounds Mean – Could It Be The New AMG?

Mercedes-Benz have been testing the successor of the current G-Wagon ever since last year, and despite the obvious similarities, it will be entirely new.

In fact, the only thing shared with its predecessor will be a plastic lip on the C-pillar, according to recent sources, as the new off-roader will be longer and wider and offer a roomier cabin.

While we already know that it will initially hit the market with a range of gasoline and diesel engines, in lesser models, AMG versions will eventually sit at the top of the range, and we might just be looking at such a vehicle in this recent spy video.

On the outside, there isn’t really anything to give it away, as the vinyl stickers cover most of its body, but on the move we can hear a deep growl that might, or might not, mean that the prototype is powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that will be used by the AMG version. In its most extreme form, the new AMG-badged G-Class is expected to produce as much as 612PS (603hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque, which is identical to the latest AMG E63 S.

Mercedes is expected to pull the cover off the new generation G-Class this fall during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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  • Six_Tymes

    looks like an old bread truck from the 40’s

    • Jay

      Yup look like not me ch has been upgraded on this thing. I mean it needs to be similar to the current gen but has camo on it for no reason.

      • Matt

        There’s lots of design details that the camo hides, and Mercedes doesn’t want you to see the final car (sans-camo) until they decide.

        • Jay

          Lots? Every body line is still present. The over shap is the same the windshield, wheel arches, pillars roof line etc. not lots of details left to be new..

  • Elmediterraneo

    I guess that could this line-up (Europe)
    G400 : Inline 6 3.0 Twin Turbo 367 PS
    G450 : Inline 6 3.0 Twin Turbo 408 PS
    G560 : V8 4.0 Twin Turbo 476 PS
    AMG G63 : V8 4.0 Twin Turbo 612 PS
    AMG G65 : V12 6.0 Twin Turbo 630 PS
    G350d : Inline 6 3.0 Twin Turbo Diesel 286 PS
    G400d : Inline 6 3.0 Twin Turbo Diesel 340 PS

  • Adrian

    After I watched the video you published on JUN 5, 2017 AT 6:12 PM BY CRISTIAN GNATICOV – whenever I see Mercedes Benz G Class I remeber – Prius Rams And Flips Over Brabus G500 4×4² In London – http://www.carscoops.com/2017/06/prius-rams-and-flips-over-brabus-g500.html LOL

    • Wandering_Spirit

      It’s not much the fact that the Prius flipped it. That is normal considering how tall the G is and how shaped the Prius is. What really sticks is how the roof got all wrecked at such a low speed.

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