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Diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz G-Class will soon be available in Europe

Right now, if you check the Mercedes-Benz G Class configurator online, you will be given two options, namely the G500 and the G63. The G500 first came out in January with the launch of the W464 at NAIAS in Detroit, and the G63 made its first appearance in Geneva a few weeks after the first one. For those of you who are looking for a more low end torque, then you will need to wait until the end of the year to place an order for a diesel powered G in Europe.

If you speak to the guys behind the Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog, they will tell you that the diesel G-Class that takes the shape of the G350d 4Matic model will be available in Germany by December. At the same time, production will begin during this time but deliveries will not begin until March 2019 at the earliest. The report then says that dealers will get the first diesel models for potential clients to try out sometime in spring of next year.

You might be wondering what the original identity of the diesel engine is. Well, it is actually the OM 656 that we saw last year together with the S-Class facelift. This was eventually launched in other models like the CLS. In the S350d sedan, it pumps out 286 horsepower (210 kilowatts) and 600 Newton metres (443 pound feet) of torque. Moving on to the S400d, it has a little more output, at 340 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 700 Newton metres (516 pound feet) of torque.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets brighter with new Stainless Steel Package

When the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class was unleashed at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, the rugged yet luxurious SUV revealed several updates both inside and outside. Since then, Mercedes-Benz has been unveiling the G-Class in different trims and packages like the Night Package and the menacing AMG Edition 1. Now, Mercedes is offering a new package laden with shiny metal accents – the new Stainless Steel Package.

Just like its name indicates, the Stainless Steel package has a number of added elements made in this material. For instance, the package adds elements to the G-Class like protective door strips, rear bumper accents, grooved rear bumper protection, running boards, sill protectors as well as spare tire carrier and three-dimensional star done in stainless steel. This package is in contrast with the Night Package that adds a number of dark details to the new G-Class.

The new G-Class is already an SUV that stands out from the crowd, but exterior packages like the AMG Edition 1, Night Package and the newly unveiled Stainless Steel Package makes the luxurious utility model more distinct than before.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 owes impressive performance to 577 hp, major weight loss

It was a few weeks ago that Mercedes-Benz revealed the G-Class SUV to the public. And as early as now, they have already surprised us with the more powerful AMG version of it. It is definitely what we expected it to be - except it came earlier than we anticipated. Check out this 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63. Despite its huge, boxy size, this SUV is capable of accelerating to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. That makes it almost a full second faster than its high-performance predecessor.

You are probably wondering where all this power comes from. Well, apart from the obvious, which is the ample AMG supplied power boost, the same 4.0 liter biturbo V8 has been tweaked so it can carry out 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts). That definitely sounds like a lot despite the fact that it is actually 14 horsepower (10 kilowatts) more than the G63. But aside from that, it is also because the G63 also lost a significant amount of weight, and I mean 375 pounds (174 kilograms) to be specific.

Moreover, the G63 also has a whopping 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-metres) of torque, making it 100 more than the GT R and 60 more than its predecessor. Can you just imagine this boxy G-Class SUV outrunning many hardcore sport sedans out on the streets?

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets a darker Night Package option

With all the photos Mercedes-Benz has been posting of the new 2019 G-Class, not one of those featured the SUV in a light exterior finish, as they were all in black, or other darker shades. It’s only today that they showed off the Night Package in a brighter shade of red. And all we can say is that it looks very stunning.

You are probably wondering why the Night Package here comes with a lighter body paint. Well, that is because it refers to certain parts of the SUV that has been blackened, including the turn signals, taillights, and headlights. The cabin windows now have tinted glass as well, while the grille’s slats, vertical sections of the bumpers, side mirror housings, and the surround for the spare tire carrier at the rear will be finished in Obsidian Black.

The A-pillar accents, as well as the accents that go up the roof, have a matching look too. The 2019 G-Class with the Night Package rides on 20-inch multi spoke wheels with dark details. All these new blacked-out parts act as a perfect contrast to the red body, as you can see in the photos.

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We wouldn’t disagree with Mercedes-Benz when they claim that their G-Class is a true icon in the automotive world. In fact, it has been around in its same form for almost 40 years. Besides, can you think of any other vehicle that has survived that long, with very minimal changes? All we can say is the G-Class has been proven to be timeless.

Today, the spotlight is on the 2019 G-Class. Unsurprisingly, it has the same rugged appearance as its predecessor despite the number of updates. Several new exterior updates were implemented that make the surface look smoother, with its reshaped headlights and tail lights, slimmer front blinker, and a new set of wheels. It has grown in size a little too, by 2.1 inch in length, 4.8 inch in width, and 0.3 inch in height.

But most of the new upgrades can be found inside the cabin. Passengers will now get more room inside, particularly back passengers. This has been done because the previous model had tighter accommodations for back riders. This also means more legroom for them, because the wheelbase had been extended by 1.6 inches in length. Aside from that, the rear seats had been repositioned as well. Late last year, we also talked about the G-Class’ new interior that has been made so much nicer, with the new surface that gives us the same familiarity, but with a more upscale feel.

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Not many car models can get away with retaining the look for many years. In fact, the only models we could think of are the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Though the G-Class’s latest variation, the W464, is supposed to debut in mid-January, official images of the boxy vehicle have already emerged in a Chinese website.

As mentioned earlier, the G-Class is one of the oldest designs we have seen, but it could still get away with it. And true enough the W464 still retains the Mercedes’ G-Class’ exterior design, just minus the old block, which was a good move for them. For 39 years, the automaker has kept virtually the same exterior appearance for the reputable off roader. The evolutionary design just makes perfect sense given the G-Class’ heritage.

Based on the photographs we saw, we cannot tell you much about the vehicle’s dimensions just yet. What we do know is that the new generation will most likely not be wider than the current W463 model that has been out since 1990. But even if the size will not increase, what we do know is that Mercedes has developed a more spacious cabin with its smarter packaging. Besides that, the new interior will have a technology infusion, which we have already known about for quite some time now.

Read the entire article Images of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class display retro exterior with high-tech cabin

Soon, one of Mercedes-Benz’s beloved special models of the G-Class will be hitting the cul-de-sac. Mercedes has confirmed that it would only accept orders for the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² limited edition model, the brand’s ultimate off-roader, until the end of October. Production will be good until the last order, so interested customers are being urged by Mercedes to place theirs before the set deadline.

The G500 4x4² is regarded by many as a marriage between a typical G-Class and much superior G63 AMG 6x6. In fact, the G500 4x4² features a version of the portal axles found in the G63 AMG 6x6, with an axle less. In contrast to conventional rigid axles, portal axles have wheels positioned -- not at the height of the center of the axle – but much lower. This gives the G500 4x4² a ground clearance of around 450 mm and a fording depth of 1,000 mm.

Essentially, the G500 4x4² is the production version of the G500 4x4² Concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept practically combined an all-wheel drive system with portal axles, a newly developed variable chassis and the series-production G-Class body. It was powered by a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that is also found on the Mercedes-AMG GT, with the capability to deliver 422 hp (310 kW). The concept came with a set of 22-inch 325/55 R22 wheels, carbon-fiber body parts and the seductive designo Exclusive range for the interior.

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Have you been waiting for the most powerful twelve-cylinder off-roader? If that’s the case, you might want to look into this Brabus G65 with as much as 888 horsepower.

When looking at it from the outside, the Brabus G65 has a boxy design with a go-anywhere appeal, and capability of course. The German tuner first came out with the most powerful four-seat cabrio (based on the S65), following a E63 S sedan with as much as 700 horsepower, and now, they are on to the G65, or the legendary G-Class in its highest specification. Brabus only plans to build 10 examples of the Brabus G65, and each one will have a whopping price tag of €666,000 ($800,000), and the same 6.3-liter V12 biturbo engine (instead of the original one with 6.0 liters).

Speaking of the engine power and performance, the Brabus G65 will be armed with 888 horsepower (662 kilowatts) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Newton-metres) of torque. The Bottrop-based tuner says that the ten Brabus G65 examples will be the most powerful off road vehicle in the world with a twelve-cylinder engine. However, one will not be able to enjoy the full mountain-moving torque as it will be electronically limited to 885 pound-feet (1,200 Newton-metres).

Read the entire article Brabus Mercedes-AMG G65 'One of Ten' has 888 HP and a hefty price tag of $800,000

More than ever, the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² is one of the most extremely capable off-roaders in the market. With its ultimate features, the G-Class is perhaps the only luxury vehicle that could practically take you anywhere off the beaten path. Those who are not fully satisfied with the standard model’s built-in power can always count on Brabus to lend a helping hand.

Engineered for extreme roads and jungles, it doesn’t surprise us if the G500 4x4² is also a favorite among aftermarket specialists. For anyone who wants an equally attractive interior cabin, they can call on Carlex Design to do the remodeling.

Speaking of which, a Brabus-tuned Mercedes G-Class has been taken to Carlex Design for an interior upgrade. As pictured here, the G500 4x4² comes with a bright yellow paint with contrasting black exterior accents.

Read the entire article Carlex Design remodels the interior of this fierce Brabus G500 4x4² off-roader

Brabus is now showing off its impressive vehicle lineup at the ongoing motor show in Switzerland. The German tuning brand has offered its own take on a Maserati Levante, a Mercedes-Benz V-Class, a Smart Fortwo and Mercedes’ fancy G-Wagon.

The Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² is unmistakably hardcore but Brabus certainly knows how to make it even more radical. Currently attracting crowds at its premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Brabus takes the center stage with its new 550 Adventure 4x4².

The radical-looking off-roader is made even more sinister, thanks to Brabus’ aftermarket body kit. This highly modified truck now comes with a more extreme bumper guard at the front, a new hood scoop, a more aggressive underride guard, additional lighting plus a newly installed winch for emergency.

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Certainly, it’s going to be a groundbreaking event. Mercedes gears up for the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month with its first ever Maybach-treated open top off-roader. Expect the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet to arrive at Geneva in style amidst its off-the-beaten track performance characteristics. Why? Because the G650 Landaulet is a combination of extreme off-road capability and luxury under one roof.

The G-Class has been equipped with new portal axles and an electronically controlled fabric top, making it an exceptional masterpiece in automotive and engineering. The high riding portal axles provides as much as 18 inches of ground clearance while the twin-turbocharged 463kW 6.0 liter V12 engine delivers up to 621hp and 738 lb-ft of powerful torque.

Since the open-top SUV is inspired by the first G-Wagen that came out in 1979, Classic car collectors will find it hard to pass up on the chance of having the new, one-of-a-kind Maybach. To make it more exclusive, Mercedes will be making just a total of 99 examples of the most expensive G-Class so far.

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Since most of the exciting road trips happen off the beaten track, Mercedes-Benz came out with off-road vehicles like the G500 4x4² and the AMG G63 6x6. And now, after thirty-eight years, the German marque finally gave the old G-Class a more serious update. The new G65 AMG 4x4² convertible is set for its official debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Also known as the Mercedes-Maybach Landaulet, the off-road convertible is expected to come with a 621bhp 6.0-liter, V12 petrol twin turbo engine.

As seen on its official Facebook page, the new 4X4² Mercedes-AMG is like the Mercedes G-Wagen without the roof on it. Perhaps we can safely assume that it has the combination of G500 and G63 6x6 DNA. But aside from these, there are no further details except for the very revealing central brake lights on top of the spare tire and the wheel arches in carbon fiber finish.

Unlike the standard 4X4² with only 416hp, the AMG modified G65 4X4² boasts up to 621hp. This will make it the toughest and most absurdly potent off-road vehicle to ever come out of Mercedes to date. The folding fabric rooftop is electronically operated, similar to what the Maybach 62 Landaulet sedan had been using since 2007.

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With the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class expected to be unveiled sometime in 2017, a lot of people are already getting thrilled and excited on how the next-gen would work and look like. This could be mainly because the current generation of the G Class has been so well-accepted and well-liked. In fact, the current generation of the G Class has been in existence since 1990 and a replacement model has yet to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz. Since then, the G Class has been one of the favorite vehicles that aftermarket tuners have wanted to modify.

One of these tuners is Germany-based tuning company Mansory. This known tuner was able to create a wide body chassis program for the Mercedes-Benz G Class, making the SUV look more aggressive yet ruggedly handsome on the road and off the road. This wide body chassis program includes extensions and carbon fiber components, as complemented by dynamic alloy wheels, an elegant interior and a significant bump in performance. All of these improvements could also be fitted on the Mercedes G350, G500, G63, and G65.

So, what do we specifically get? Well, the G wide body kit from Mansory includes carbon fiber fender flares, front and rear bumper as well as door skins. Once fitted, the G wide body kit – available at a starting price of EUR18,900 excluding value added tax -- extends the serial chassis of the G Class by around 40 mm (or 20 mm on each side). For those who think that the kit isn’t good enough, they could have their G Class fitted with carbon fiber hood, roof panel and a roof spoiler. They could also choose between two or four position lights. These carbon fiber elements could be further complemented by carbon fiber rear-view mirror housing, headlight covers, door handles, and A pillar paneling.

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Though Mercedes-Benz has yet to release the new generation of the G-Class, there have been a number of photos going around showing what it could look like.

However it appears that a photo is now making rounds which give us a first look at this latest offering that appears to have a long wheelbase. This means that when compared to the current version, the new generation will have a stretched out look. In addition to having a longer wheelbase, the new chassis fitted to it is lower by around 440 lbs. (200 kg), making it lighter compared to the present version. It is also wider by 4 in. (10 cm).

The test mule shows that on the front end, many of the features continue to follow what have been previously seen. One minor change though appears to be the use of a single-bar grille rather that the open design or the three-slat version already revealed. Still, the long wheelbase means that there is a high possibility that the back will offer additional room. This is assuming of course that no spare wheel is placed on this end. No other details have been revealed as the way the brand managed to cover this test mule is more than effective. It made it difficult to see if any changes have been made on the tail.

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The people at Mercedes-Benz are rejoicing. This is simply because for the first time since 1979, Mercedes-Benz has assembled 20,000 – and still counting – examples of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Sometimes dubbed as the G-Wagen, which is a shortened form of Gelandewagen (cross country vehicle), the Mercedes G Class has been the tough vehicle for the German premium carmaker in the past and is still today.

The 20,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class rolled off the production line in Graz, Austria, where contractor Magna Steyr has been building the heavy duty yet premium SUV since its inception. This G-Wagen is AMG G63 powered by a 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It is wrapped in Designo Mystic White Bright exterior color and is specified with Designo leather upholstery.

Gunnar Guthenke, head of off-road products at Mercedes, quipped that the individualization as well as continuous technical optimization of the G Class were all factors in the success of the G-Wagen, which has become more luxurious while still having a good off-road capability. Guthenke added that production of 20,000 G Class units in just a year is a confirmation of the high demand for the SUV as well as of the high quality of Mercedes vehicles.

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When Mercedes-Benz first introduced the G500 4x4 squared, the encore version of the awesome G-Class 6x6, not everyone was pleased with it. Don’t get us wrong, the car stands out from all other vehicles in its class and is as wild as it can be but buyers were expecting more. Actually, people expected that a G63 AMG version would be released, a more powerful and expensive option than the standard 4x4 squared. As they say, you just can’t get all the good stuff, right?

Now enter Mansory, an auto tuner based in Germany. Mansory is known for uniquely recreating some of the most badass vehicles that have ever walked (or ran) the face of the Earth. They are the brains behind batshit crazily tuned vehicles such as a Gold and Green Rolls-Royce Ghost that looks like something built in Oz, a Bentley Continental GT in contrasting burnt chrome orange wrap and exposed black carbon with matching interiors, and a sexy Mansory Ferrari F12 La Revoluzione in delicious candy colored Revolution Red with exposed carbon weave, a vehicle perfect for the Daredevil. But the “badass-ery” isn’t just on its appearance. Apparently, the German auto tuner has what it takes to create an already powerful vehicle into something extraordinary.

In addition to the growing number of outrageous vehicles (in a good and eye-popping way), Mansory took to their loony workspace the recreation of the Mercedes Benz G500 4x4 squared. The 4x4 squared had to undergo extensive upgrades from a new grille to even cooler LED running lights, some bespoke headlight housings, mirrors, wheel arches and door handles all made of carbon fiber. Even the roof and rear trim were not spared from the reconstruction as all are made of the same lightweight material. Its interior has also been redecorated so that its dashboard, door trims, steering wheel and handbrake were all made of carbon fiber. To provide a more aesthetic value to the interior, the seats were quilted and the stitching matches the color of the exterior paint job.

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Mercedes-Benz discloses that it has enhanced the celebrated G‑Class line-up and the result is the new G350 d Professional. Having a striking exterior and coupled with the Professional Off-Road package, albeit optional, it makes this new offering from the brand perfectly suitable not only for professional applications but also for off-road use.

When compared to the previous model, this highly purist version delivers a functional interior and offers a more luxurious ride comfort. Being a part of the brand’s G-Class, it is equipped with technological updates for its communication, navigation, and infotainment systems. There are other options being offered for the exterior and interior with the aim of improving comfort and individuality.

The first G-Class model made its official debut back in 1979 and was created to be a cross-country purpose-built vehicle. Over time it was developed to include luxury while remaining to be an all-rounder. With the current design and the enhancements done on the equipped technology, the brand expects that it will not only make the "G" attract the interior of its loyal fan base around the world, it also makes it suitable for the future. At present, the line-up includes models like the all-rounder equipped with the V6 diesel engine and Mercedes-AMG’s range-topping V12 model. By releasing the G350 d Professional, the brand again will have in its portfolio a cross-country vehicle that stands out from the other models in the same line due to having a more pronounced purist design. It also makes it the perfect vehicle for off-road driving or other off-the-mainstream and adventure-type travels.

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Off-road fans of Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class models will be ecstatic to know that this range will offer more fuel economy and 16% additional power. With a 35-year history, the G-Class all-terrain vehicle is starting a new chapter and taking a big leap with advances in technology and the installation of high-class equipment.

Included in the range is the G 500, which will be powered by a new, powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. All of the engines will comply with the newest Euro 6 emissions standard. Improvements will be seen in driving stability, road comfort, and safety with a new suspension setup along with a more sensitive ESP control.

Upgrades have been done on the exterior as well as its interior. The automaker will also be offering an exclusive AMG special edition. Making its world debut in the G-Class is a new 4.0‑litre directly injected V8 biturbo engine, which was launched in the G 500 4x4² show car.

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What you get when you try to mix the Mercedes-Benz G-Class with the impressive G63 AMG 6x6? The G500 4x4 of course or the G-Class Squared. Set to make its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new concept features a simple recipe: the all-wheel-drive powertrain including portal axles from the 6x6 “lost” one axle and was blended with the newly-developed variable chassis and the series-production G-Class body.

A big surprise is found under the hood, as the vehicle uses the brand new 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that powers the new Mercedes-AMG GT, delivering 422 hp (310 kW). The first visual impact with the vehicle shows the impressive 22-inch 325/55 R22 wheels as well as the wider track of the portal axles (+299 mm). If you are a fan of nature, you will be happy to know that the G500 4x4² is available with the optional off-road size 37 x 12.5 18-inch MT tyres.

As expected, power is delivered through the permanent all-wheel drive but the concept comes with several goodies, such as an off-road reduction in the transfer case, portal axles and three differentials lockable whilst on the move.

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5 years after it released the G-Class 30th Anniversary Edition, Mercedes-Benz announced the G-Class Edition 35, a model that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the well-known off-road vehicle. According to Mercedes-Benz, the Edition 35 special model is available for the G350 BlueTec and G500 models.

As expected, the special edition will be easily distinguished thanks to the new 18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in bright black, new front and rear bumpers painted in obsidian black metallic, as well as wheel arch linings, exterior mirrors and roof painted in the same obsidian black metallic.

In addition, the Edition 35 models are offered in designo mystic white bright or palladium silver metallic paint finishes. As standard, the models arrive with the Sports Package, which adds AMG wheel-arch flaring and on the G500 a stylish sports exhaust system.

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