A new chapter of success story for Mercedes-Benz G-Class
All Mercedes-Benz G-Class models will in future offer up to 16 percent more power and lower fuel consumption. The range includes the G 500 with a new, powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. All engines are compliant with the latest Euro 6 emissions standard. A new suspension setup, together with more sensitive ESP control results in increased driving stability, safety and road comfort.
The exterior and interior have also been given an upgrade. At the same time, an exclusive AMG special edition will be available.
Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader is beginning a new chapter of its success story which spans more than 35 years. With its continuously improved technology and high-class equipment specification, this cult all-terrain vehicle has consistently satisfied the highest expectations of off-road fans. True to this tradition, a new 4.0‑litre directly injected V8 biturbo engine already unveiled in the G 500 4×4² show car is now celebrating its world premiere in the G‑Class.
The new 8-cylinder powerplant in the G 500 can point to an exclusive heritage. It is based on the new generation of Mercedes-AMG V8 engines that have already coaxed exceptional levels of performance out of the Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C 63. For use in the G-Class, the V8 has been modified to deliver 310 kW (422 hp) with torque of 610 Nm.
Other standout attributes include a spontaneous response and high tractive power which are made possible, for example, by two turbochargers, which instead of being configured on the outside of the cylinder banks are arranged between them in the V – the so-called “hot inside V”.
This layout allows a compact design, optimal response and low exhaust emissions. High efficiency is ensured by Mercedes‑Benz’s use of piezo direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion. Maximum strength with lowest possible weight is guaranteed by the aluminium crankcase of the V8 engine. The cylinder bore surfaces feature Daimler’s NANOSLIDE technology, which makes them twice as hard as conventional cast-iron linings. This minimises both internal friction and fuel demand.
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore x stroke||83.0 x 92.0 mm|
|Cylinder spacing||90 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.5 : 1|
|Output||310 kW (422 hp)
at 5250 to 5500 rpm
at 2250 to 4750 rpm
More power, lower fuel consumption
The engines of the other G-Class models have likewise been further developed and improved in the interests of superior tractive power and optimised fuel economy:
the G 350 d benefits from a hike in output from 155 kW/211 hp to 180 kW/245 hp, with its torque climbing from 540 to 600 Nm.
The AMG G 63 now delivers 420 kW/571 hp (i.e. an extra 20 kW/27 hp) with torque of 760 Nm.
Instead of 450 kW/612 hp, the 12-cylinder powerplant in the AMG G 65 now puts out 463 kW/630 hp with torque of 1000 Nm.
Enhanced inside and out
New choice of colours
New AMG EDITION 463 special model: visible dynamics
The Mercedes G-Class models at a glance
|G 350 d||V6||2987||180/245||600||8.9|
|AMG G 63||V8||5461||420/571||760||5.4|
|AMG G 65||V12||5980||463/630||1000||5.3|