2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review, Changes, Specs

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is designed superficially to those who loves adventurous off-road cars. This German automaker is soon going to set a new standard in the auto market with this new model. The G-model is among the high-end automobiles occupying the leading positions in the market for about 35 years now. The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class model may feature a high price tag but this will be justified with its unmatched combination of high performance, luxury interior, and elegant exterior outlook. The consumers should expect impressive upgrades on the powertrain performance as well as overall chassis designing. The SUV is available in five variants including the base G350d, G500, G550, AMG G63 and AMG G65.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class front

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Body and Design:

The vehicle will be offered in multiple exterior color choices including Tomato Red, Sunset Beam, Solar Beam, Galactic Beam and Galactic Beam. These colors contribute to the aesthetic appearance of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The car is a real motorsport with great off-road performance, thanks to its massive 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels. It boasts about its high aerodynamic power contributed by the lightweight chassis design. Its body is made using lightweight aluminum materials that improve the speed and enhances fuel efficiency. The new G-class features increased dimensions as well as wheelbase. There are few but impressive exterior upgrades including a new grille, modified LED headlamps, and taillights. The front and the rear bumper have also been redesigned making the vehicle appear sportier.

Interior Design:

The cabin has been improved with the latest technological and infotainment accessories. The interior spacious is very spacious with increased headroom and legroom for comfortable seating. This SUV adopts fine leather upholstery on the seats and steering wheel making the comfort in line with consumers’ expectations. The revised ergonomic seats suit the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class for off-road rough terrains. Also, the high-quality aluminum will be used in most cabin sections hence contributing to the elegant interior design.

The standard interior features include smartphone integration, satellite navigation, modern air conditioner and dual-zone automatic air conditioner among others. The German automaker will offer a premium sound system with HD satellite radio, compatible USB ports, Bluetooth audio connectivity, CD/MP3/MP4 player and others. The upcoming Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes with an array of safety and driver assistance features such as traction control, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, premium airbags and safety belts, rear view camera, line-departure warning system, blind spot warning system, anti-lock brakes, automatic emergency braking system and others.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Powerful Engine Options:

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class model will be offered with different powertrains. The G550 and the G63 will both be offered with V8 engines. The G550 features a 4.0 liter V8 engine capable of delivering up to 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the G63 will retain the 5.5 liter V8 powertrain that produces up to 563 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque. For the AMG G65, consumers will get a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The engines will be also mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission system rooted in an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class side

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Release Date, MSRP, and Competitions:

The vehicle is likely to be released in the course of next year. The G550 will have manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $120,000 while the AMG G63 will go for about $140,000. Those opting for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 will have to part with $220,000. Finally, the main competitors for the new 2017 G-class model are Range Rover Sport, Infiniti QX80, Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX, Lincoln Navigator and Toyota Land Cruiser.

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