Mercedes-Benz has sprung a major surprise for automobile enthusiasts worldwide by unveiling the 2019 G-Class. The new G-Class gets several new upgrades, notably the brand new ladder-on-frame chassis and lower weight due to aluminum and whole steel usage in its construction. There is a new independent front suspension setup for the car as well. The headlamps have been redesigned along with the tail lamps. They look more compact and the surfaces look way smoother than before. There are new wheels on offer as well. The new G-Class is 121 mm wider, 53 mm longer and 8 mm taller as compared to the earlier version. This ensures more legroom, particularly due to the increase in the wheelbase by close to 40 mm. The rear seats have also been tweaked in terms of positioning, ensuring that passengers get an extra 152 mm of legroom which is really impressive to say the least.
There is a brand new cabin for the car and the huge digital display unit goes towards the central stack from its position behind the steering wheel. This is quite similar to models like the S-Class and E-Class which have a couple of high-resolution 12.3 inch screens. The Touch Control Buttons are placed on the steering wheel and respond to swipes. The touch pad can be used easily and there are shortcut keys in front of the total controller for tasks which are frequently accessed. There is also the optional control setup for the driving assistance features just above the switch for the rotary light. The seats come with memory functions in case of the driver’s seat, luxury head restraints in front, heating and more. The side sections of the cushions of the seats and the backrests have integrated air chambers.
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There are 7 loudspeakers for the regular audio system and the Burmester surround system that comes with a 590 watt amplifier and 16 speakers complete with Digital Sound Processing is an optional addition. There are several engine options available for the 2019 G-Class. These include the turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 AMG mill that makes 415 BHP and 610 Nm. There is the same engine for the G63 AMG version which will make 603 BHP and 700 Nm. This version will come to the Indian market as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) as per reports. There will be a standard 9-speed automatic transmission unit across the entire product range.
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There will also be a live rear axle, three differential locks and the permanent AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system. Mercedes-AMG may be doing away with the G65 V12 variant of the SUV this time and there may be a new hybrid version introduced for the car.