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.
According to the Mercedes-Benz Passion blog, the Stainless Steel package is already fitted as standard on the AMG G 63. However, for the rest of the members of the G-Class, the Stainless Steel package is offered as an option.
Since the Stainless Steel Package is a collection of exterior upgrades, the interior of a G-Class fitted with this option won't receive any cosmetic change. But whether the Stainless Steel Package is availed or not, the cabin features, as standard, a 12.3-inch infotainment system as well as analogue gauges. Customers with deeper pockets could have them upgraded to a more contemporary modern 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
In the United States, the G Class will be offered only in the guise of the G 550 at launch. Sitting on its core is a high-performance 4.0 liter biturbo V8 that could deliver 416 hp of max output and 450 lb.-ft. of torque peak. Power will be sent to the wheels through a nine speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the more potent G 63 is powered by the same engine, but with higher power ratings – up to 577 hp of output and up to 627 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2019 G-Class looks very similar to – with almost the same rugged appearance – as its predecessor despite boasting a number of updates. It features reshaped headlights, rear tail lights, slimmer front blinker as well as a new set of wheels. It is also larger than the previous G-Class, growing by 2.1 inches in length, 4.8 inches in width, and 0.3 inches in height. The new 2019 G-Class is also more refined and more capable off-road, as made possible by an advanced all-wheel-drive system featuring three adjustable locking differentials.