The new Mercedes G-Class: a living legend
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The new Mercedes G-Class: a living legend

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The new G-Class range include the G 500 with a new 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine, the exclusive AMG Edition 463 and the G 500 4×42.

The G-Class icon is beginning a new chapter in a success story that spans more than 35 years. Launched in 1979, this classic off-roader continuosly improved technology level and high-class equipments.

A new 4.0 liter direct injection V8 bi-turbo engine is now celebrating its world premiere in the G-Class. Based on the new V8 generation developed by Mercedes-AMG, the new engine delivers 422 HP and 610 Nm in G 500. With two turbos and Nanoslide technology for the cylinder bore surfaces, the new V8 delivers 35 HP and 80 Nm more than the previous 5.5 liter naturally aspirated V8. The new G 500 accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds (6.1 seconds for the old V8) and needs 12.3 l/100 km compared with 14.9 l/100 km for the previous model.

Here is the complete G-Class range:

  • G 350 d with 245 HP and 600 Nm (211 HP and 540 Nm for the old model) is more efficient now with a fuel consumption of 9.9 l/100 km (11.2 l/100 km previous model)
  • AMG G 63 delivers now 571 HP instead of 544 HP.
  • G 65 AMG has now a maximum output of 630 HP compared with 612 HP in the past.
  • G 500 4×42 with the same 4.0 liter V8 biturbo with 422 HP.

All G-Class versions offers unrivalled off-road performance with permanent all-wheel drive, low-range gearbox and three differential locks that can be engaged while on move.

The G 350 d, G 500 and AMG G 63 are equipped as standard with start&stop function, has optimised ESP system and G 500 features optionally the adaptive damping system with Sport and Comfort modes.

The Sport Mode will provide more agile on-road behavior and a smaller roll in corners.

In G 350 d and G 500, the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission now also features a manual transmission mode, which can be activated by presing the M button.

Mercedes offers a special edition for the AMG versions named AMG Edition 463 available for the G 63 and G 65. The interior specification includes a two tone instrument panel, two tone seats in high quality designo leather with side bolsters in carbon look leather and constrating topstiching, seat and door centre panels in a diamond look, carbon fibre trim and door pulls in nappa leather.

Mercedes-AMG G 63 Edition 463 1


The G 63 benefits of the exclusive 21 inch 5-twin spoke light alloy wheels in matt black and 295/40 R 21 tyres. G 350 d and G 500 can be recognized by their restyled bumpers and flared wheel arches in the vehicle colour. The G 350 d comes as standard with 18 inch 5-spoke light alloy wheels. Both G 350 d and G 500 feature a new instrument cluster in two tube look with 11.4 cm multifunction display.

G 500 4×42 features considerably wider track due to the portal axles (plus 264 mm), the large 22 inch wheels and adaptive drive train with Sport Mode.

The G 500 4×42 will be available from December 2015 while the rest of the range is already available from September 2015.

Here is the price list for Germany with VAT included:

G 350 d 89,822.35 euros

G 500 105,035.35 euros

G 500 4×42 226,100 euros

AMG G 63 143,216.50 euros

AMG G 65 271,915 euros

AMG G 63 Edition 463 159,341 euros

AMG G 65 Edition 463 282,208.50 euros

ModelG 350 dG 500G 63 AMGG 65 AMG
Engine typeV6, turbodieselV8, biturboV8 biturboV8, biturbo
Displacement (cmc)2,9873,9825,4615,98
Max.output/revs (CP/rpm)245/3,600422/5,250-5,500571/5,500630/5,000-5,300
Max. torque/revs (Nm/rpm)600/1,600-2,400610/2,250-4,750760/1,760-5,0001,000/2,300-4,300
Transmission7 speed, automatic7 speed, automatic7 speed, automatic7 speed, automatic
L/l/h (mm)4,764/1,867/1,9544,764/1,867/1,9544,764/1,867/1,9544,764/1,867/1,954
Wheelbase (mm)2,8502,8502,8502,850
Boot capacity (l)487-2,126487-2,126487-2,126487-2,126
Kerb weight (kg)2,6122,5952,5502,580
Top speed (km/h)192210210230
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)
Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)9.912.313.817.0
Emission CO2 (g/km)261289322397
Price (euro with VAT, GER)89,922.35105,035.35143,216.50271,915

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