Next-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be 374 kg lighter, could receive plug-in hybrid version

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 11, 2014

We already told you that the next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class but since the last report, we found out more things about the upcoming SUV. The next-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be widened by 4 inches, but what’s more interesting is that it will use an aluminum frame that will bring a impressive weight drop of up to 825 pounds or 374 kg.

Mercedes-Benz will use the brand new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 on the G500, that will deliver around 460 hp. This will be the same engine that will debut on the Mercedes-AMG GT.

The G63 AMG will stick to the 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, expected to deliver around 570 hp as well as an improved fuel consumption. There are also rumors about a plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

The German carmaker will overhaul the entire design of the new G-Class and we expect to see plenty of elements from the Ener-G-Force Concept, unveiled back in 2012 Los Angeles Motor Show.

Interior will be redesigned too and we will see a new touchpad, a larger in-dash monitor, head-up display as well as a redesigned steering wheel.

Other highlights of the next-gen G-Class will be the LED headlamps, the Distronic Plus radar sensor and miniature cameras connected to the latest assistance systems.

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