It’s finally introduced! The second-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class is so good, so it can’t wait for the official debut, which is going to happen in ten days at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The German carmaker has released a few shots of the new interior about a week ago, yet now, they’ve decided to spice everything with several images of the exterior. Perfect might sound too much, but we do think that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class looks almost perfect from the outside. The iconic SUV has proved that the high-riding vehicle doesn’t have to look like a coupe to be attractive.
Where to start? The face seems like the most interesting part of the SUV, doesn’t it? The nose features an amazing grille and a pair of slightly swept-back headlights. The lights are round which is basically boring, but they sport very interesting LED projectors. The front bumper of the particular model uses the same paint like the rest of the body and it hosts mesh patterns for air intakes. The body-on-frame SUV gets pretty elegant side mirrors, which appear to be the same as E-Class’. The boxy design is additionally embellished with large fenders, while the manufacturer hasn’t forgotten to add side sills, too. The exterior styling is basically still very rugged, yet it’s just a bit smoother than earlier.
Mercedes’ has reduced G-Class height, but that didn’t have a negative effect on ground clearance. On the contrary, the new-generation of the SUV lifted up ground clearance for 0.23, so it stands at exactly 9.49 inches. The off-road car has changed approach and departure angles as well. They are exactly 31 and 30 degrees. On the other hand, the fording depth is 27 inches. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is slightly wider, too, while the new chassis increased rigidity for whopping 34%.
There’s going to be several options beneath the hood of the redesigned G-Class. The base G550 SUV will definitely use a 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine. Mercedes hasn’t revealed output figures yet, but we’ve heard that there will be 415 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. The G63 will get more power for sure. There should be 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Both options should be mated to a nine-speed auto transmission. We can’t really say what’s going to happen with the V12 model. The most potent unit may make room for some kind of hybrid.
Stay tuned for updates.