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Sneak Peak: New Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The well-known and barely changed boxy exterior of all-new German off-road SUV has been leaked by a German website ahead of the models official reveal at the Detroit Motor Show. Dutch website Auto Week leaked images of the all-new G-Class without camouflage for the first time before the official January 15 reveal.  The Mercedes-Benz new G-Glass model, which is set to arrive in Australia around mid-2018, has many highlights included in their new model, including:

– New steel ladder frame

– Aluminium body panels

– Kerb weight reduced by about 160kg

– Torsional stiffness up around 30 per cent

– 20mm wider body

– Independent double-wishbone front suspension

– Redesigned live rear axle

– Air springs and adaptive damping

– New infotainment system with two large 12.3-inch screens

– Digital instruments for premium versions

– Electrical architecture from E-Class and S-Class

– New driver assistance systems including Active Lane Keeping Assist

– Twin-turbo 4.0-litre petrol V8 for G 500 and G 63

– New 2.9-litre inline six-cylinder diesel for G 400d

– New 3.0-litre inline turbo-petrol six with integrated starter/generator to follow for G 350 mild hybrid

– Nine-speed automatic gearboxes across the range

– Same 0.54Cd drag coefficient as before

– Water fording depth increased by 100mm to 700mm

– Improved approach, departure and ramp angles

– Ground clearance up 6mm to 241mm

– G 500 to weigh 2435kg – down from 2595kg

– 3500kg towing capacity remains

– Electromechanical rack-and-pinion to replace recirculating ball steering

– Optional 360-degree camera

 

Keep an eye out on the Tony White Group Website for further updates of the G-Class release or contact your local dealership for more information.

Source: Motoring Australia