Next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class will go on sale in 2017

Article by Christian A., on May 6, 2014

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been on the market for 35 years and this means that the boxy SUV needs a redesign. And it appears that it will receive it, as Mercedes-Benz is planning to overhaul its post popular model when it will go on sale in 2017. According to Andreas Zygan a.k.a. Mercedes-Benz SUV boss, the company needs to be very careful with their heritage.

Currently codenamed W463, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class will receive more aluminum in order to be lighter but will also be 100 mm wider, which means the total width will be around 1860 mm. In addition, a new front suspension will be offered but what’s more interesting is that the iconic look of the current model will be maintained.

Thanks to the use of aluminum, we expect the next-generation G-Class to be 200 kg lighter than the current model. For those who don’t know, the current Mercedes-Benz G350 has a total weight of 2570 kg. The design of the new SUV could take some inspiration from the Ener-G-Force Concept that was unveiled back in 2012 at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

Still, the new vehicle will retain its boxy shape with its nearly-vertical windscreen. The interior will also be inspired by the current Mercedes-Benz models. Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz will offer the new 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder petrol engine but also a diesel.

The petrol engine is expected to deliver around 360 hp, while the diesel somewhere around 300 hp. Both engines will be offered with the new nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox as standard. AMG versions are also planned, but currently we have no details about them.

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