Fast forward to today, and the company still hasn’t expanded the offerings. But that’s about to change, however, as MercedesBenzPassionBlog reports that the SUV is ready to welcome a diesel.
Codenamed the OM 656, the six-cylinder unit is already used in the facelifted S-Class and new CLS, among other cars. It’s offered with two power outputs: 286PS (282hp / 210kW) and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque and 340PS (335hp / 250kW) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque in the 350d and 400d versions, respectively.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will reportedly adopt the 282hp version in the new G350d variant. The automaker claims an average fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km (49 UK mpg / 41 US mpg) in both the S350d and S400d. Yet, given that the SUV is heavier, we’re probably looking at 6+ l/100 km (47 UK mpg / 39 US mpg), officially at least.
The new Mercedes G350d will most likely cost less than the G500, which can be had from €107,040.50 ($125,960) in Germany. The petrol-powered model uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that makes 422PS (416hp / 310kW) and 609Nm (450lb-ft) of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
As for the G63, it sits in a league of its own, with 585PS (577hp / 430kW) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque, and a starting price of €148,434.65 ($174,672) in its home market.