2019 G-Class is Arriving Soon! Here’s What to Expect
Since 1979 the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has conquered every obstacle both on the road and off. As time has passed the G-Class has received a few minor tweaks but has remained true to its DNA and kept its unique design…until now! The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class or “G-Wagen,” has received a few notable upgrades we’re all excited to test out, and Mercedes-Benz of Henderson in Nevada has exactly what to expect from this luxury off-road champion.
Both the G 550 and the G 63 are powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with 4MATIC®. The G 550 V8 makes 416-hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, while the Mercedes-AMG® G 63 V8 hand-built engine has been tuned to produce a whopping 577-hp and 627 lb-ft!
The all-new G-Class also features 100% slope-climbing ability, ground clearance of 241 mm, fording depth of 700 mm and 70% incline angle. It’s also designed with an extremely robust ladder frame, independent suspension at the front and the rigid axle at the rear, three 100% differential locks and the engageable off-road reduction gear to tackle the rough with the smooth.
One of the prerequisites for the improved off-road handling characteristics is the new “G-Mode.” This off-road mode adapts the adjustable damping of the chassis and the steering as well as the accelerator characteristic, avoids unnecessary gear shifts to ensure optimum control and maximum off-road capability.
The fun doesn’t stop once you’re back on smooth pavement. The new steering and the precise wheel location of the independent suspension on the front axle also provide you with unparalleled driving pleasure on the road. Press the start button and enjoy the enhanced suspension and improved handling.
The Inside Scoop
The interior of the 2019 G-Class SUV breaks new ground with its advanced technology upgrades and added space. G-Class drivers are able to control the full infotainment system without taking their hands off the steering wheel. The touch-sensitive Touch Controls on the steering wheel respond to swiping motions in the same way as the surface of a smartphone.
Fans of classic round instruments will certainly not be disappointed in the new G-Class. Like the E-Class and S-Class, two 12.3-inch displays blend visually into a wide-screen cockpit. Drivers have the option to include an alternative instrument panel in the form of a large display screen showing virtual instruments in the driver’s direct field of vision and a central display above the center console.
2019 G-Class Arrival
When will the new G-Class be available at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson? You can expect the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to go on sale in the U.S. by late 2018, right around the same time the 2019 C-Class is expected. Be on the lookout or contact Mercedes-Benz of Henderson for more information.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our inventory on new 2018 G-Class models!