Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets makeover, new models

Mercedes Benz G Class

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-roader has received a significant upgrade with new exterior details and a newly appointed interior. The G-Class range has also been expanded to include the G 500 variant as well as the range-topping G 63 AMG.

"Our G-Class has been a force to be reckoned with for the last 33 years and in its latest evolutionary stage, offers state-of-the-art, powerful engines, and further improved range of luxurious appointments and the very latest safety features. With its now legendary off-road capabilities, the design of the G-Class remains true to its routes and unmistakable styling," says Selvin Govender, Divisional Manager, Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a powerful off-roader

??Engine Capability??

The base model G 350 BlueTEC is fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that produces 155kW at 3 400rpm with a maximum torque figure of 540Nm available between 1 600 and 2 400rpm. The petrol alternative is the G 500 which is fitted with a powerful 5.5-litre V8 engine that develops 285kW with a maximum torque figure of 530Nm. Both these models are fitted with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission as standard.

The top-end G 63 AMG is fitted with a 5.5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine that produces 400kW and 760Nm of torque. This model is fitted with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G TRONIC automatic transmission and comes with ECO start/stop function as standard.

Exterior and Interior

Styling ??Exterior modifications are minimal and include LED daytime running lights and new exterior mirrors for all the engine variants. The G 63 AMG however features a new AMG radiator grille with double louvres and is fitted with distinctive bumpers with large air intakes. This model features red brake callipers and 20-inch wheels to complement its styling.

On the inside, the instrument panel has been redesigned to include new controls and trim elements. A TFT colour display is now found in the instrument cluster between the two round dials. A larger colour display screen forms part of the COMAND Online system which incorporates a DVD changer and COMAND Controller and is fitted as standard on all G-Class models. The system offers internet access, navigation, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and the LINGUATRONIC voice operated control system.

Standard Features??

Standard features for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class includes Blind Spot Assist and the parking aid PARKTRONIC. The standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP) has been revised and now includes Trailer Stability Assist and HOLD Function. Safety features such as DISTRONIC PLUS and a reversing camera are available as an option.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Price

Mercedes-Benz G 300 CDI Professional R786 900
Mercedes-Benz G 350 BlueTEC R1 335 000
Mercedes-Benz G 500 R1 494 000
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG R2 047 000