Mercedes-Benz Gives New G-Class A Low-Key Night Package

Mercedes-Benz produced the Geländewagen pretty much the same way it always had since 1979. (Or rather had Magna Steyr do so on its behalf at its plant in Graz, Austria,.) After nearly 40 years, though, it has finally introduced a completely new G-Class. But that’s just the beginning.

If the last version was anything to go by, we can expect a whole mess of new variants to follow – in an array of bodystyles, with a proliferation of axles and suspension setups, and even wearing AMG and Maybach badges.

Before any of those come along, though, Mercedes has already rolled out a new Night Package for its new hardcore off-roader to imbue it with a more low-key look than the usual brightwork. As revealed by the MB Passion blog, the appearance package includes dark-tinted lights and windows all around, along with black trim for the grille slats, bumper inserts, side mirror caps, window frames, and the frame surrounding spare-tire carrier.

The Night Package is available exclusively in concert with the AMG Line package that was also just revealed, lest you think of ordering yours all murdered out, it’s reportedly only available on brighter-painted models – like this one pictured in a rather striking shade of red. Darker tints, meanwhile, are offset with chrome trim, ostensibly for more contrast.

For our part, we won’t be surprised to see more appearance packages like this to surface in the coming years. From what we’ve seen of the previous model, the new G-Wagen will be around for a very long time.

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  • TheBelltower

    Not too shabby. I like this a lot.

  • exeptor

    Wasn’t this white earlier today :). Not sure why we need two almost identical articles about the G class.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      yeah, not much different. But the white g-wagon was an AMG….

      • nastinupe

        Actually both vehicles are part of the AMG Line package, not to be confused with AMG. The AMG Line package is the equivalent of the M Sport or S Line package for BMW and Audi respectively. They are basically all show and no additional go for people that don’t mind paying $7000 for additional body cladding and paint work on their vehicles. This particular vehicle, in addition to the AMG Line package, has a blacked out package that replaces some of the chrome pieces for black pieces.

  • Erzhik

    No chance of them lowering the price of base model to $100k, is there?

    • SteersUright

      Just 6mo after release…

  • SteersUright

    Overall, its the same truck and kinda cool. However, not all is perfect. The headlights, in particular, look like cheesy aftermarket eBay stuff thanks to the poorly executed LED halo ring. Audi-quality headlight design this is not. The wheels also look utterly generic and the door bumper guards also look aftermarket.

    • nastinupe

      I believe that the lights will look better in person. Kind of like how the Porsche 918 lights look really basic in pictures and then look cool AF in real life.

  • Bash

    Omg those headlights!!! It looks like it is looking at you, regardless of the angle you look at it!

  • DM

    There are only 2 things that really bother me because I am a very obsessive person when it comes to details. First: The headlights are really weird looking. The previous ones with the LED strip underneath used on the last facelift were really mean looking and cool. Second: The side trim that goes across the car has really big gaps where body panels come together.

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