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Total makeover G-Class expected in 2017

By Deeq on 07 May 2014

Attached Image With a new Land Rover Defender due in 2017 (the current one bows out of the market next year), Mercedes-Benz will reportedly introduce a major update to its G-Class around the same time in order to keep the rivalry between the ultimate utilities alive. While the new Defender will be an all-new model, complete with new styling, engines and underpinnings, the G-Class is only expected to receive an update, though the changes to the vehicle are said to be so extensive they could be considered a complete redesign.

The information was revealed by insiders to Drive, which reports that engineers are focused on improving the G-Class’s stability, both on and off the road. Expect to see a wider track, made necessary by wider wheels and new suspension designed to boost interior space. Increased aluminum and high-strength steel will also be utilized to help shed weight, possibly reducing the current model’s 5,665-lb curb weight by as much as 440 pounds.
 
Attached Image Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force off-road concept
 
The updated G-Class will also benefit from Mercedes-Benz’s latest tech, including electronic power steering, new driver assistance features and the latest in connectivity and infotainment. Interestingly, we hear that 2012’s Ener-G-Force concept car will influence some of the vehicle’s exterior styling, although the classic boxy look should remain.

As for the powertrains, look for the German automaker’s new straight-six gasoline and diesel units. These will displace 3.0 liters and deliver up to 360 horsepower in some guises thanks to turbocharging and direct fuel injection. Of course, more powerful AMG variants will still be on offer, as they currently account for more than 50 percent of G-Class sales worldwide.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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Mustank May 07 2014 09:08 AM

Meeeeerrrrr Ceeeeessss Deeeesssss,

no marnie to buy [grin]

 

(sing to the tune of transformers song)

Tanyachua88 May 07 2014 09:11 AM

Wow... the concept looks like an absolute nightmare for the production engineers with so much details and curved lines.

 

I'm damn well sure the production model will look 1 hell of a different. 

Mercedes-Benz-Ener-G-Force-Concept.jpg

Jerrcik May 07 2014 10:14 PM

Nothing beats the outlook of the boxy off roaders. 

 

Nothing. 

Kratoschumacher May 08 2014 12:37 AM

Wow... the concept looks like an absolute nightmare for the production engineers with so much details and curved lines.

 

I'm damn well sure the production model will look 1 hell of a different. 

Mercedes-Benz-Ener-G-Force-Concept.jpg

 

I just realised the headlamps form the shape 'G' for G-Glass perhaps?

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