Shortly after the launch of the G 350 d diesel-powered model, Mercedes comes up with a more potent diesel variant. It is the Mercedes-Benz G 400 d, leaked by an insurance company.
A new listing from the German insurance company HUK24 reveals that a second G-Class diesel is on the way. It will take the shape of the Mercedes-Benz G 400 d and it will only be available for the European buyers, as it is not set to hit the American soil. Mercedes is steering towards electrification across the Atlantic, as the 350 d did not make it tot he U.S. either.
The most potent diesel in the line-up and the second of the W463 generation will come with a 3.0-liter inline-six OM 656 engine with 330 PS and 700 Newton meters (516 pound-feet) of torque. That would be 100 Nm more than the G 350 d, introduced in December 2018, that bears an output of 286 horsepower and a torque of 600 Newton meters.
There is no information on the gear box, but all G-Class models come with the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The variant will also benefit from the assistance of the 4MATIC four-wheel drive system.
Considering that the 350 d hits 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 7.4 seconds, the more powerful 400 d should be even faster, with a top speed expected to be limited at around 210 km/h (130 mph).
As its diesel and gasoline siblings, the future 400 d will be manufactured at the Magna Steyr production center.