It should be no secret that Mercedes-Benz has a brand new G-Class in development. The spy photographers’ of AutoWeek.nl managed to capture the rugged off-roader winter testing for the first time.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a legendary off-roader whose appearance has little changed since its launch 1979. That design tradition seems to remain intact with the new generation G-Class too, which will appear on the market this year.
Again, Mercedes-Benz seems to give the new G-Class an angular appearance that is virtually identical to that of its predecessor. Here and there we expect to find some design influences from the Ener-G-Force Concept. The new generation seems to grow in width: up to ten centimeters more will take the width to 1.97 meters. In addition to the wider track, the future G-Wagon gets an electromechanical steering and independent suspension. Mercedes wants to finally elevate the ride comfort to a contemporary level.
The new, widened platform will provide an increased interior space. That of course does not stop there. The new G-class will be placed on a completely new and modern platform, something that will provide a weight reduction of several hundred kilos. Additionally undoubtedly the all-rounder benefits from the new six-cylinder engines that Mercedes has recently revealed to the world. Top power should go up to 313 hp for the diesel version.