The iconic, off-road capable Mercedes G-Class has finally got the first full redesign in the decades-long run. The new version arrived as the 2019 model and while Mercedes retained the familiar presence of the model the comprehensive upgrades in all aspects brought the model to the modern era.
The newest G-Wagen is larger and got serious interior updates. The model switched also to the new underpinning for more ride comfort on the paved roads while Mercers claims also enhanced off-road capability. The new-gen G-Class has also the new transmission unit and two versions of the twin-turbo V-8 engine provide enormous power and torque in the base and AMG-branded versions. The unique SUV employs also plenty of other hardcore hardware and systems for the off-road challenges but equips also modern tech features.
For the new model year and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class version, the brand won’t come up many changes. The new version could appear with the unique exterior and interior pieces and Mercedes will likely offer the new body color and package options.
2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Design
Mercedes redesigned the G-Wagen model from the ground up but hasn’t gambled with the look of the model. The new generation version remains the tall, slab-sided SUV but the model has more elegant lines and bears the new grille version in the combination with the new headlights.
More importantly, the body-on-frame SUV gained some structural upgrades and while 154 pounds lighter the model has a 34 percent stiffer frame. With the new double-wishbone, independent suspension replaced the solid front axle the model provides also better on-road comfort while won’t lack the off-road capacity.
For the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class version, Mercedes will likely offer new body shades and new special edition version. There won’t be significant changes after the recent redesign.
Inside the cabin, the boxy SUV is a huge step forward in both comforts and modern tech availability. The new generation G-Glass is both longer and wider and gained 5.9 inches of additional rear seat legroom.
Mercedes equipped also the military-DNA SUV with the premium comfort and tech features and the next version won’t bring many new details in that regard.
The off-road adventures and the everyday ride will be easier thanks to the available leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, multi-contour seats with massage capability, a Burmester premium sound system etc. The model will also get a standard infotainment system with a 12.4-inch touchscreen and optional digital gauge cluster. There will also be the modern safety systems like the lane keeping control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, park assist, etc.
2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Performance
For the power delivery, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will employ two bi-turbo V-8 engines. The base 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine will provide 416 horsepower and torque of 450 lb-ft. Teamed with the 9-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, this version will hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
The AMG G63 version will boost the performance of the V-8 engine to 577 hp and peak torque of 627 lb-ft. With that potential under the hood, this version will reduce the 60mph-run to 4.4 seconds.
With the independent front suspension, electric power steering and available adaptive damping, the G-Class SUV will also ride well on the paved roads. For the off-road adventure, the model will have the help of the 4Matic all-wheel drive with low-range gearing and three locking differentials. Different driving modes and impressive ride height combined with high approach and departure angles will also provide skills for the hardcore off-roading.
2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Arrival, Price
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will hit the market in late 2019. The price will start again at around $125, 000.