The new Mercedes-Benz G 350d and 400d underway in Europe

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Launched back in January, at the Detroit Motor Show, the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets a new engine. It will receive the G 350d and G 400d designations, respectively, and it will soon be available in showrooms across Europe.

With the G500 and the AMG G 63 already on the market, the new G-Class is taking its first step to an extended family, that is ready to welcome a new diesel engine. It will be received with open arms across the continent, since the Europeans, especially Easterners, were longing for a diesel-powered G.

Codenamed OM 656, the hotly-anticipated six-cylinder engine has originally found room under the bonnet of the facelifted S-Class and the new CLS has received the unit as well. The engine will be available in two output variants: 282 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque and 355 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, respectively, while the 350d and the 400d indicatives will be placed on the trunk lid.

The G 350d and G 400d are officially advertised to feature a fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km only and they will both come for a price beneath the G500 tag of €) 107,040.50 ($125,960 in the United States).

The diesel variant will enter series production later this year and it will be available for order in the same month. First deliveries will take place starting March 2019.

The news on the introduction of the new diesel model comes soon after the series production of the new G-Class kicked off at the Magna Steyr plant in Austria, where more than 300,000 have been built since its very beginnings, back in 1979.


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