Vehicle Spotlight: 2019 G-Class
The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class presents itself in top form. Whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, cutting-edge assistance systems, outstanding handling, and safety. At the same time, the new suspension, the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the “G-Mode” and the three 100-percent differential locks enhance not only ride comfort but also agility – on any surface.
The new G-Class is standard equipped with a host of new features such as LED headlamps, advanced driver assistance systems, a high-quality interior with leather seats and a new suspension. Additionally, options such as the Exclusive Interior Plus with diamond-stitched leather provide even more customization.
The G-Class, the luxury off-road vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, has long been considered a design icon. Its external appearance has not changed significantly since 1979. Iconic elements continue to serve very specific purposes, now as then, and to give the G-Class its unique appearance. These features are still found in the new G-Class: the distinctive door handle and the characteristic closing sound, the robust exterior protective strip, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and the prominent indicator lights. Special features like these in conjunction with the offroader’s angular lines define its special distinctive look.
The enhanced design of the G-Class follows the philosophy of Sensual Purity and at the same time remains true to the character of the original. As a result, the door hinges positioned on the outside and the surface-mounted bonnet are carried over to the new generation. With the latest update, the off-road icon – which has received continuous technical enhancements over the decades but visually has hardly changed – is making the leap into a new era – both in terms of technology and form. The new G-Class is 2.1-in longer and 4.8-in wider and now has even greater presence on and off-road.
More than ever, the new G-Class appears to be cast from a single piece. All surfaces have a more taut design and have even more tension, while the surface quality has been taken to an even higher level, resulting in narrower, more precise gaps. In addition, the wheel arches and bumpers form a more integral part of the body.
While the exterior maintains its classic iconic look, the interior of the G-Class has undergone a fundamental redesign which reinterprets the genes of the classic vehicle to reflect the exterior. With its off-road character and world-class luxury appointments, the G-Class has always combined two extremes into a harmonious symbiosis. Every detail is hand-crafted with the utmost care, using only the finest high-quality materials.
Getting in the G-Class reveals that numerous design features from the exterior have been transposed into the interior. For instance, the shape of the round headlamps is reflected in the side air vents. Or the design of the iconic indicators, found again in the shape of the loudspeakers. Hallmarks of the G-Class include the grab handle in front of the front passenger seat and the chrome-highlighted switches for the Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz – A Daimler Brand Page 3 three differential locks. Both have been meticulously optimized and retained as characteristic features.
The G-Class is the top model among luxury off-road vehicles. It is not only the passenger car model series with the longest production run in the history of Mercedes-Benz by far, but also the forefather of all SUVs to bear the three-pointed star – this is why all Mercedes-Benz SUV models feature the upper-case G in their name.
With its off-road character, enhanced technology and world-class luxury appointments, the 2019 G-Class does its history justice and charts a course for all SUVs to come.
- A 4.0 V8 bitturbo engine
- 9G-TRONIC 9-Spee automatic transmission
- DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs, including the all-new G-Mode
- Three 100% differential locks (center, rear and front)
- Independent front axle suspension for increased ride comfort
- 3-inch high-resolution display with single-bonded glass panel
- Leather seats with memory and seat heating
- Steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls
- Burmester Surround Sound System
- Ambient lighting with 64 colors
- Advanced driver assistance features like PRESAFE®, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist, and more.