Here it is: The brand new Mercedes-Benz G-Class has dripped before its official Detroit car show launching, and it does not look very various. The most significant visual modifications to the still-boxy SUV appear in front with an upgraded bumper, grille and headlights. Remarkably little else on the outside has altered despite this being an “all-new” Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
However, it’s a various story on the interior. Mercedes launched images of the within about a month earlier, however there are even more shots now. It’s decidedly S-Class-and E-Class-like with the sprawling screen and dash layout. The rear and side view doesn’t reveal much modification compared with the previous generation The SUV will be broader with a 34 percent
stiffer frame. However the most transformation to this still very old-school
looking truck? Mercedes states the suspension is revised with a brand-new independent double-wishbone style up front. We found out about the switch to an independent front suspension back in June of 2017, but it’s still a big deal since the G-Wagen hasn’t had an overthrowing change like this because entering production in 1979. It’ll be more comfy for everyone plodding around LA, but it leaves the Wrangler as the last holdout in the live axle department.Powertrain-wise we’re looking at new engines, a nine-speed automatic transmission and new transfer case. We’ll learn far more about what else is new when it’s completely revealed on January 15 at the NAIAS.The design approach of development rather than transformation readies; the ripped monster of an off-roader keeps its unique
personality. Jeep didn’t mess with the essential looks of the Wrangler for its big redesign, and thankfully Mercedes didn’t alter much either. Whether the brand-new suspension undercuts the G-Wagen’s hard-earned off-road cred remains to be seen; we’ll get back to you after we get some seat time. Zac Palmer-Editorial Intern Zac Palmer has actually most likely invested more time in a car than other 21-year old in the nation. He likes anything that can go around a corner, and