The rumors about a possible new 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has caused a lot of excitement among auto enthusiasts. It’s been almost four decades since the Shah of Iran suggested Mercedes-Benz to bring out a mid-sized four-wheel drive SUV to use in its military. Enter the mighty Mercedes-BenzG-Class, a vehicle that was initially designed for combat but opened to public markets from 1979.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Latest Info
The Mercedes-Benz will not look to tamper with this SUV’s iconic design. In fact, the exterior features have become a signature benchmark for exuding class and aristocracy. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will look to have a cubic design with more or less unchanged front fascia. The traditional upright stance of this 4X4 is made more prominent with a near 90 degree steep windshield.
An exterior mounted spare wheel will also come with this model. Aesthetics wise this new car will have a more wide body; growing wider by almost 4 inches. Dimensions relating to height and length, however, will mostly remain unchanged. In order to achieve a more aerodynamic structure, the Mercedes will look to create a cleaner underbody and other details will also have to be fine-tuned. But going by news reports, expect some significant changes in Engine and Powertrain departments of this 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
Platform wise there will be a series of changes. This is being done to improve a 40-year-old chassis design. An advanced and wider chassis will replace its predecessor with a more improved suspension system. So, expect this Mercedes-Benz G-Class will have a more intuitive handling response and greater comfort for car occupants. Its steering system will get a new makeover- an older hydraulic system will give way to a newer electromechanically equipped design.
Coming to an interior, expect to get a wide variety of new features. But nothing is assured as almost no information is available about what has been incorporated in this new 4X4. But customers can expect to get fine crafted leather seats, a more advanced center console system to make driver interaction more effortless.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will come with a super sensitive cruise control system for greater control on long distance driving. To improve safety, dependable multiple air bag systems will be provided to give passenger safety from all angles.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Engine Department
One can expect to see a series of 8-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine variants. These include a:
- 4.0 liter V8 Biturbo engine is producing approximately 416 HP of power at a staggering 450 lb-ft of torque.
- Almighty V8 AMG G63 variant with 563 HP power output.
- A V12 AMG G65 option to get approximately 621 HP of muscle.
Power transfer is going to be made more instantaneous to all four wheels by Mercedes Benz’s 9-speed automatic transmission. But there is a slight possibility that an older 7-speed automatic version to be used in AMG versions of the SUV.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Rumors Date and Expected Price
Although no official statement has been received from Mercedes-Benz. This luxury 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will make its debut by this year end and a possible market entrance by early 2018. Speculations point towards a more or less similar price tag for this Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2018 as compared to its older model. So, the costs will be close to $120,000 or more.
Competitors and Conclusion
All these enhancements are being made with a single propaganda in mind, and that is to surpass its competitors. Speaking of competition, the Mercedes-Benz will have their work cut out as rivals in this segment include a legendary Bentley Bentayga, an upcoming BMW X7, the iconic Cadillac Escalade, Lamborghini Urus,etc.,
In conclusion, one can say that this new 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has what it takes to deliver quality performance in oodles. A vehicle that has long been a benchmark for the rich and successful will look to reinvent itself and cement its place amongst the greatest automobiles to grace the tarmac.