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Gen2 G Wagen will be unveiled in 2018

 

Some shots of interior

https://jalopnik.com/the-2018-g-wagen-is-different-and-mercedes-really-means-1821235895

 

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I like the outside in-your-face-I-mean-business look...... but for the life of me I cannot understand why the interior needs to be flat and square as well?

 

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Will Have Real Cupholders For the First Time  

The all-new Gelandewagen will come with a whole lot more interior space, gadgets and comfort. And cupholders. Glorious cupholders.

 

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a14426873/2019-mercedes-benz-g-class-g-wagon-interior-pictures/

 

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The all-new 2019 G-Class will be a huge departure from the 1979 original, but despite a wider, longer and taller body, exterior styling changes are subtle. Fans will be happy to hear that the 2019 version of the Austrian off-roader still comes with the usual door handles, external spare tire, and turn-signal indicators on the top of the fenders. However, the interior is on a whole new level.

Most crucially, the new SUV has 1.5 inches of extra legroom at the front, and a noticeable 5.9-inch increase for rear passengers. Thank the 40-mm longer wheelbase! Shoulder width at the front has been increased by 1.5 inches as well, while the rear bench offers 1.1 inches more. Elbow room has also grown by 2.7 and 2.2 inches for front and rear occupants, respectively.

Having been in it, I can tell you that finally, a tall person can sit behind another tall person in a Gelandewagen. That's a huge improvement we only had to wait 39 years for, along with real cupholders, another major selling point of the new G.

To make entry to the rear easier, Mercedes changed the door opening, making it wider and thus granting a lot more foot clearance. The seats are higher to improve visibility, while the backrest is nine-way adjustable, including a 90-degree position for optimizing the cargo area. The G also has a 3-zone climate control with vents shaped like the truck's headlights, as well as a 590-watt Burmester sound system with 16 speakers.

The doors are almost twice as thick as before, mainly due to passive safety requirements and more sound deadening material. However, they still close with the all the weight and precision of a bank vault, while the locking mechanism makes that familiar rifle-bolt noise. Mercedes is aware of its priorities. What looks like metal is also solid aluminum in most cases.

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Gone are the levers. The shifter has moved to the column as in nearly all other Mercedes products, while the modified E-Class electric brain replaced the traditional handbrake with a button as well. On the plus side, this has freed up enough room for an illuminated central console that can swallow 6.4 liters of your stuff. The door bins also hold 1-liter bottles, while the new glovebox is a top-loader with a capacity of 5.2 liters. Plus, you know, the cupholders!

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Having two 12.3-inch displays that can blend into a single wide-screen cockpit beneath a shared glass cover is an option for higher-trim models. The windshield is slightly curved for the first time, but the side glass remains flat as ever. The passenger grab handle will stay right where it's always been too, just like the chrome-highlighted switches for the G's three differential locks.

There'll also be a new badge on the B-Pillar declaring that each G-Wagen is "Schökl proven," a reference to the Austrian mountain. Take that, Jeep, and your "Trail Rated" badge.

Mercedes believes the new interior is "strong, straight, robust and pure," despite the fact that the four-way adjustable steering wheel is straight out of an S-Class, with touch panels and driver-assistance controls moved from a stalk to the spokes. 

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Modern gadgets include inductive charging and self parking, but nothing should get you more excited than the appearance of the cupholders. Really. That's the big news here, not the 64-color ambient lighting, the designo colors, or the fact that the AMG-line gets a flat-bottom steering wheel.

In case you're wondering whether Mercedes managed to improve the G's drag coefficient as well, know that the figure is, according to the automaker, "not worse than until now, despite the new car being wider."

So, the 2019 G-Wagen: it's still a brick alright. Just a more comfortable one.

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The odd ball...

 

Mercedes Would Like to Remind You That This G Wagen Was Real  

Oh, the 1979 Mercedes AMG 280 GE 5.6 Sport. Who could forget about this golden-grilled gem?

 

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/a13450126/1979-mercedes-amg-280-ge-56-sport-info/

 

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The G you see is none other than the weirdest factory-approved conversion from the truck's first year, the 1979 280 GE 5.6 Sport built by AMG. 

While rumored to be built in extremely limited numbers for the Middle East, this AMG package has to be considered the forerunner of the V8-powered 500 G. Launched in 1993, it was a limited edition model for two years. Needless to say, AMG-powered Gs have been an important part of the business ever since, and will continue to be in the next generation, coming to you in 2018.

 


 

Edited by DACH

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hmm dont understand the obsession with the cupholders...  [confused]

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Good for those living in big countries doing cross country trips. Need alot water

Can also use it to go up Bkt Timah

 

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I wonder how may owners ever go even 1 inch off road.

 

If never go off road buy it just for image?

 

:D

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I wonder how may owners ever go even 1 inch off road.

 

If never go off road buy it just for image?

 

:D

Maybe they mount kerb considered off road liao?

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Spot the differences... [:p] This is the new G Class, really!

 

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I wonder how may owners ever go even 1 inch off road.

 

If never go off road buy it just for image?

 

:D

 

Same as those who put roof racks or Thule cargo boxes but do not use them.

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Similar to hummer in USA.

 

It is a status symbol with many being blinged up with their pimp my ride culture. 

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Similar to hummer in USA.

 

It is a status symbol with many being blinged up with their pimp my ride culture. 

 

That's why die die also must buy G65

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Spot the differences... [:p] This is the new G Class, really!

 

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换汤不换药

 

Its design is as timeless as the VW beetle, Mini Cooper and Landrover Defender. 

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Mercedes takes soft touch to first G-Class redo since 1979

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/transport/mercedes-takes-soft-touch-to-first-g-class-redo-since-1979

 

Electric G?

 

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next Generation G-Class at North American International Auto Show

 

http://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/17674/mercedes-benz-unveils-next-generation-g-class-at-north-american-international-auto-show.

 

 

 

 

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I wonder how may owners ever go even 1 inch off road.

 

If never go off road buy it just for image?

 

:D

Have to ask our number one keeper

I think he drives one

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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 set to bare its 577-horsepower heart in Geneva

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/02/13/2019-mercedes-amg-g63-reveal-geneva/

 

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Last month's Detroit Auto Show saw the debut of the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Few vehicles have well and truly earned the term "all-new" like the G-Wagen, as this was the first full redesign since it was introduced in 1979. As excited as we are for the new G500, what many people have been waiting for is the latest model from Affalterbach, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63. It promises to be more comfortable, fuel efficient and better driving than ever, but we just hope it's nearly as charming.

At the heart of every AMG is a big, meaty engine. In this case, it's a variant of the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that's found in everything from the AMG GT R to the S560. In this guise, the engine makes 577 horsepower and an axis-shifting 621 pound-feet of torque, the latter available 2,500 to 3,500 rpm. Like with the other variants, the turbochargers are in the middle of the engine's V, a move that helps them spool faster. Cylinder deactivation helps improve fuel economy.

Power is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic. The 4Matic all-wheel drive system has a 40:60 front to rear torque split, ensuring that some amount of wheel spin should be possible. For those concerned, take comfort in knowing that there are still three locking differentials.

 

 

The G63 will hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, 0.9 seconds quicker than the old model. Top speed is limited to 137 mph. Checking the box for the Driver's Package raised the limit to 149 mph, impressive for such a brick-shaped object.

It wouldn't be an AMG-tuned model if there wasn't some work done to the suspension and steering. We love it for its charm, but frankly the outgoing model was one of the absolute worst-handling vehicles on the market. The new model ditches the solid front axle in favor of an independent setup. There's a five-link setup in the rear with coil springs all around. Every AMG gets adaptive dampers with three preset modes, Comfort, Sport and Sport+. In total there are five on-road settings and three more for off-roading.

The steering system now uses a variable ratio and speed sensitive rack. AMG says feedback improved, but it's not hard to move up from what was already available. Like the suspension, the steering has both Comfort and Sport modes that adjust the wheel's weight.

Like the G500, the G63 won't be mistaken for anything else but a G-Class. Like the Jeep Wrangler, the design has become too ingrained in the minds of consumers to stray too far away. The G63 gets the traditional AMG treatment, namely larger wheels, more chrome and a more aggressive front bumper. The grill gets a slightly rounded shape, inspired by the one on the AMG GT R. The G-Wagen's sweet side-exit exhaust remains, ensuring the V8's exhaust note will continue to aggravate your neighborhood.

Other AMG additions include "V8 BITURBO" badges on the fenders, flared wheel arches, red brake calipers and available 22-inch wheels. An AMG Night package adds dark tinted headlights, taillights, turn signals and rear glass. It also adds Obsidian Black paint on the mirrors, spare wheel ring and bumpers. Finally, the package includes either 21- or 22-inch matte-black wheels. For those who get to their dealers early, there's an Edition 1 package. It comes with Designo Night Black Magno paint with Graphite Grey stripes. The mirror caps get red stripes.

 

 

nside, the G63 gets about every touch and nicety Mercedes-Benz has to offer. There's metal, leather and carbon fiber covering nearly every interior surface. An optional Widescreen Cockpit packs two 12.3-inch displays in front of the driver, displaying a huge, digital instrument cluster. The interior of the Edition 1 models get red stitching on the dashboard, center console, door panels and rear seats. The front seats are done in black and red nappa leather with diamond stitching.

Pricing hasn't been announced, but the G63 will make its full debut on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

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