Mercedes Shows More Of 2019 G-Class Interior, And It’s Proper Luxury

Even though the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class will feature many of the characteristics found on previous generation models, its interior will be more refined than ever.

One of the things Mercedes wants us to notice is how styling elements from the exterior were transposed into the interior, such as the round headlights being reflected in the air vents on either side, or the iconic indicators which can be found in the shape of the loudspeakers.

Then you’ve got the redesigned instrument panel with tube-look analogue dials as standard, which is something fans of classic round instruments will appreciate.

Buyers will also be able to opt for an alternative instrument panel in the shape of a large display screen, such as you would in the new E-Class and S-Class.

Other noteworthy additions would be the overhauled stowage spaces, with numerous new areas to be found throughout the cabin. For example, there’s an illuminated compartment for small items underneath the armrest, while a wireless charging port can also be specified at a cost.

The console features two removable cup holders and an oddments tray in front of the touch pad, while the rear doors can accommodate a 1-liter water bottle. Speaking of room, compared to the previous model, in the new G-Class there is 38 mm’s (1.5 in) worth of extra legroom in the front and 150 mm’s (5.9 in) worth in the rear. You also get another 38 mm (1.5 in) of shoulder width in the front and 27 mm (1.06 in) in the rear, plus 68 more mm (2.67 in) of elbow room in the front and 56 mm (2.2 in) in the rear.

Future G-Class customers will also be able to choose between two equipment packages: Exclusive Interior and Exclusive Interior Plus. The first one offers a choice of seven colors, three of which are combinations of nappa leather in black and one of the designo manufaktur colors (platinum white, yacht blue or classic red). This package also includes a black designo roof liner in Dinamica microfiber, with the air vents painted in Silvershadow.

Meanwhile, the Exclusive Interior Plus package adds more elements in nappa leather, such as the door trim, sections of the center console, the instrument panel and all of the upholstery. By opting for this package, customers can choose between the designo shades of black, espresso brown or classic red.

The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will pose for the public at next year’s Detroit Auto Show, in January.


  • PK

    I love it! <3

  • TrevP

    They finally got it right!

  • nastinupe

    That’s nice! If it actually drives like a normal vehicle I would consider getting one now.

  • DevPunk

    I love it. But I would’ve liked to see more “exclusivity” on the interior design. Some of the components are exactly the same, if not coming from the same production line, than the ones from cheaper Mercedes Benz cars, like the C-Class. Which begs the question: How much does it really cost to build this car? I’m sure they’ll make a killing.

    • Christian Wimmer

      Honestly, I don’t see any C-Class parts in the interior. The parts you’re thinking of might look similar, but in the new G-Class interior they appear to be wider and stretched, which leads me to think there was no parts bin sharing here.

      The only component which seems to be shared with another Mercedes model is that mouse thingy in the center console – the current V-Class van also has this. It’s not a big deal or deal breaker for me to be honest.

      • DevPunk

        Yeah, and the climate control switches, and the dashboard buttons to select between navigation, radio, etc, and the center dashboard glove box, and the seat adjustment controls, and the memory seat controls. Perhaps are not as many, but are enough and recognizable.

  • Marty

    Yep, it looks better with less of the silvery plastic.

  • Merc1

    Absolutely beautiful.


  • Christian Wimmer

    Those wood accents really raise the bar and make that cabin look even nicer. Very nice.

  • Maher

    Mercedes is one of my favorite automakers, but come on, such an expensive car and yet you want people to pay extra for the digital instrument cluster?!!
    They do have the best interior in the market, but only when you pay for the top level. You have to see the new E Class in base model, one small screen replaces the large twin screens, and it’s surrounded by an ugly, cheap, and gigantic plastic trim.
    Look at the Velar for example, you get all that beautiful interior as standard.

    • Ermal Morina

      Fully agree with you.Personally,I think Mercedes’ interiors these days are miles ahead of their competitors,the design is so seamless,tho you really have to pay extra to get the full experience.

  • Erzhik

    I see they still insist on those utterly stupid rear headrests? Anyone who used them before, knows what I am talking about.

  • Ary Wisesa

    I like the overall design of it. But I’m a bit disappointed with those rear seats, they look tiny and not something I expect from a flagship SUV from a premium brand.

    As the top dog in MB SUV fleet, I expect G Class to have more luxurious and “full sized” rear seats. The rear seats look like underdeveloped and intended for additional (much like the 3rd row seats in other lesser SUV like Nissan Rouge). With its astronomical price (on par with the S-Class), I assume the majority of the owners would not drive it by themselves, despite the purpose of this car that is to be an all terrain vehicle. Many wealthy Asian buyers would prefer to be chauffeured to driving by themselves. And unfortunately they will be forced to content with those almost spartan rear seats. Range Rover rear seats are much more inviting and look much more comfortable, something that is expected from a vehicle that costs six-digits .

    The upside, however, is the dashboard design. It looks modern yet classic and I like their decision to retain classic round instrument panel. I personally am not fond of those gigantic twin LCD screens like in the S-Class. For me it’s more of distraction than enjoyment during driving. Old schooled instrument panel looks better in my opinion.

    You may look at the photo of Range Rover’s rear seats and compare with G’s. Judge by yourself.

  • Unpopular opinion but I miss when G-Class is utilitarian vehicle…


  • Miknik

    The analog instruments are designed in a way to look extra cheap, a reminder that you did cheap out when ticking the option boxes….

    Otherwise, a very well done update.

  • SteersUright

    I actually prefer the classic analog gauges over the square screen.

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