New 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is spotted on first test session the mask below which probably hiding redesign. The G-Wagen (Geländewagen) how is otherwise known are on market over 40 years. Spy photos show longer and wider SUV with not just new body panels then probably all new underpinnings. Classic styling stay as exterior base but important change should be more interior room and certain drivetrain upgrade.
Mercedes decided to go in direction to create icon symbol in form of wealth and independence for buyers who value image over functionality. That’s the difference from other manufacturers are increasingly seeking to meet more familiar crossovers market needs. Main objections on the current G-Class went to small interior room, old in-dashboard technology and tractor-like ride what is the category of ultra luxury SUV off-roaders very weak.
New generations should meet all of the following rebates and further strengthens the competitive position. Promotion could be at the end of 2017 at the same time we expect to see Mercedes-Benz mid size GLT Pickup. There is no doubt that they could record 2018.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Spy Shot
First look at camouflage 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is wider body. This is most noticeable when you view how front rise outward from a narrow grille and also visible area on both side of headlamps. Also full width which begins before the A-pillars gives to this SUV more space in cabin. The good news is that designers keep tow hitch because is also spotted. The rear door include hanging spare wheel and are same swing-away type. The similarity with the current design is nearly vertical windshield, low beltline, wide fender flares, flat side glass and roof. The only thing that would have been desirable are LED units for taillights.
Generally speaking wider chassis with new suspension brings better stability, handling and comfort. Used aluminum and high-strength steel should decrease weight for few hundred pounds while new electronic architecture allows improved infotainment, telematics and driver-assistance systems. Also important thing is hydraulically assisted steering system which should also make a contribution in new generation models.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Interior Speculation
Media still do not have access to the cabin even in camouflaged stage. The biggest change should be more interior room and more modern technology. Last one can be shared with S-Class and E-Class sedans at least in terms of premium materials and high technology. Rear bench design and front bucket should stay while behind second seats have enough space for cargo. Some are likely to increase the dimensions of thought can mean the insertion of the third row of seats or of that for now there is nothing of it.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine
The US market will have as the main engine twin turbo 4.0 L V-8 gasoline engine with possible upgrade to current 416 horses and 450 lb-ft of torque. With acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 5.5 seconds maximum speed for this engine is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). Via automatic transmission with nine speed horses and torque should be forced to updated all wheel drive system. That include full time all wheel drive with low range gears and certain return front and rear differential locks.
For the European market will be offered as an option six cylinder diesel unit. Under the next 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG G65 model should be twin turbocharged V-12 engine mated to seven speed automatic transmission. Competition in the market could be Lexus LX570, Land Rover Range Rover, Lamborghini Urus, BMW X7 and Rolls Royce SUV.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date, Price
If it turns out accurately predict the total makeover then German giant with new 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class starts a new generation. Promotion should follow in late 2017 in order to reach showrooms in early 2018. Still a hard-core SUV but with possible engine upgrades and more interior could start from around $125,000. Compared to current G550 that is around 5,000 dollars higher price. Top ranging AMG G65 with its V-12 engine starts from $217,900. New increase in prices is not desirable but for those with more money that is not problem.