The Gelandewagen (G-Class) journey continues and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is among the upcoming models. This future SUV maintains the original retro body and the live rear axle. With each launch, the model enjoyed some improvements. For the 2018 model, the focus seems to be on increasing the cabin space. In addition, the powertrain should get some adjustments to match with the modern SUV expectations.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
On the exterior, Mercedes has focused on simple but significant changes. The first one is increased width which alters the front and rear outlook of the car. Both the head and rear lights also have some adjustments to match with the blocky and adjusted A-pillars of the car. In addition to the flat roof and vertical windshield, the rear door still has the hung one for spare tires.
This being a prestigious SUV vehicle, the interior still maintains the leather seat finishing. The infotainment system and the dashboard have some technological improvements. When compared to the 2017 G-Class model, the cabin has adequate head and knee space for all the occupants. With the tire hung out on the outside, the trunk space is generous enough.
Although not much information is available on the safety of the vehicle, we can expect the manufacturer to include all the current safety installations. The automatic approach of this SUV ensures that Driver Assist systems have high response and sensitivity. The hydraulic-assisted steering wheel promotes the accuracy of steers.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Powerful Engine and Performance
The 2018 G-Class maintains the V8 engines in present in previous models. However, two options are available that suit the different versions of this model. A 4.0-liter Biturbo engine is the first option, which produces over 410 hp and 450lb-ft worth of torque. The other option is a 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces over 450 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. In terms of transmissions, the V8 engine will have a 9-speed automatic transmission while the V12 varieties will use the 7-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes will definitely produce both the gas and diesel versions of these engines.
The body frame consists of a combination of aluminium and high-strength steel, which helps reduce the weight of this Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2018. In combination with the above engine options, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has higher accelerations of 60mph at less than 7 seconds. With the expectation that the vehicle will be an All-Wheel-Drive, it will be suitable for both highways and off-road terrains. The transmissions available ensure that all the wheels have adequate power.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
With the increased cabin space and new engine specifications, the launching price of the 2018 G-Class should start at $120,000. Other improved versions may have their prices going higher to about $160,000.
Mercedes speculates that this SUV will launch in the last quarter of 2017. However, buyers will have to wait until the onset 2018 when they will appear in showrooms.
The significant modifications in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class on the right competitive truck with Brands such as Lexus and Range Rover. The prestigious and comfort nature of this 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is another consistency that makes it relevant in the auto market.