Mercedes reveals all-new G-Class

16 January, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • See The Mercedes Benz NAIAS Live Stream Reception Here At 8:00 PM

If you're willing to get up close and personal with the 2019 G-Class, make sure to check out the live clip below. It hasn't stayed relevant by resting on its laurels though, and today Mercedes has announced an all-new version in the hope of securing its title for many more years to come.

Not only is the styling of the G-Class only modestly updated, but familiar G-Class trademarks - like the door closing noise, "stuck on" indicators and old-fashioned door handles - remain intact too, although panel gaps improve and it looks less bolted together from bits and more of a cohesive whole.

The new model retains a similar look to the original, but has significantly enhanced the safety and dynamics of the iconic 4×4, as well as making it much lighter than before. Now measuring 4715mm long and 1881mm wide, it is still more compact than its Range Rover rival, which measures 4999mm by 1983mm.

Well, after four decades and more than 300,000 sold, Mercedes-Benz has finally decided the G-Class was due for a complete and total redesign. "In short, the new "G" is still a "G", only better", stresses Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Ford will invest $11bn in electric vehicles by 2022
This will be a huge increase from the $4.5 billion the automaker announced it would invest by 2020 in December 2015. Ford is to bring a high-performance electric utility vehicle to market by 2020. "For us, it's not just compliance".

There's a special "G" mode for off-road driving and a large flat screen. Interior elbow room is up by 68mm in the front - handy if the Christmas period has left you feeling a little wider than you did.

The interior dimension has also increase with 1.5 inches more front legroom and 5.9 inches rear legroom. As a result, it claims the G-Class is better still off road yet also "significantly more agile, dynamic and comfortable" on the road.

Mercedes also incorporated the new 12.3-inch Comand display that serves as both the gauge cluster and the infotainment display.

The new suspension has been developed with AMG. It is an independent suspension with a double-wishbone front axle and a rigid rear axle.

Toronto schoolgirl, 11, 'actually scared' after hijab lower in scissors assault
Toronto police are searching for a man who allegedly cut a young girl's hijab with a pair of scissors on her way to school. The courageous girl had a message for her attacker and said: 'What you're doing is very wrong, you should stop doing this.

It has 241mm of ground clearance and maximum fording depth of 700mm. The vehicle can ford water up to 27.6-inches deep, has a breakover angle of 26-degrees, departure angle of 30-degrees, and approach angle of 31-degrees. It ditches the old G's recirculating ball setup for electric power assistance, which enables Comfort, Sport, and Off-Road steering modes. The fifth mode, G-mode, is for off-road driving only. It can be chosen manually, but it activates automatically when the driver fires up any of the three 100 per cent differential locks - front, rear and centre - or the low-range transmission feature.

Another significant change is the adoption of a new steering system. Thanks to independent suspension, Mercedes says the auto is more comfortable on the road and more capable off it.

Mercedes has also launched a G500 model, powered by a 416bhp 4.0-litre petrol V8, but Carbuyer understands this will not be offered for sale in the UK. The AMG variant will be launched with a First Edition version that is likely to cost £156,000. Deliveries are expected to start in the summer.

38 minutes of fear: How a Hawaii missile alert test went wrong
He said that North Korea is a constant concern, given the threat of nuclear missiles. "The warning was a mistake", Miyagi said. Minnesota Musician Kat Perkins, who was on vacation as well, said she was on her way to snorkel when she received the alert.

Recommended:

  • Honda Accord named vehicle  of the Year

    Honda Accord named vehicle of the Year

    The brand sold only 10,523 Navigators a year ago , far behind competitors in the segment such as the Cadillac Escalade. Today the highly coveted North American Car, Utility and Truck of the year awards were announced .
    Magnitude-7.1 quake  strikes off coast of Peru, killing one

    Magnitude-7.1 quake strikes off coast of Peru, killing one

    The last time Peru was struck by a massive quake was in November 2015, when a 7.6 natural disaster struck northwest of Iberia. At least two people have died and 17 others went missing after an quake of 7.3 magnitude hit Peru's coast on Sunday.
    Treasury releases withholding tables for new tax law

    Treasury releases withholding tables for new tax law

    Notice 1036 also said that employers could withhold on supplemental wages of up to $1 million at a flat rate of 22 percent. There are also new limits on the mortgage interest deduction, and the child tax credit was expanded.
  • Queen Elizabeth Says Wearing A Crown Has One Significant Downside

    Queen Elizabeth Says Wearing A Crown Has One Significant Downside

    Meghan Markle may have much to learn when it comes to the rules of becoming a member of the Royal family , but there's one thing she's already gotten a head start on: wearing a tiara!

    GOP senator: Reports of Trump's 's---hole' comments a 'gross misrepresentation'

    Many Democrats and some Republicans have said they won't vote for the money bill unless it includes a solution for the Dreamers. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel, ' Graham said in a statement Saturday.
    Saudi women enter stadiums for first time

    Saudi women enter stadiums for first time

    Women could attend the match after strict gender segregation was eased by authority in October past year . While many welcomed the decision to allow women into stadiums, others spoke out against it.
  • Airbus posts record deliveries in 2017

    Airbus posts record deliveries in 2017

    The A380 drew worldwide attention when launched a decade ago but has always struggled to win enough customers. The company said it had a backlog of orders worth US$1.1 billion.
    1st ODI: Jason Roy's remarkable 180 helps England beat Australia

    1st ODI: Jason Roy's remarkable 180 helps England beat Australia

    England were thrashed 4-0 in the five-Test Ashes series by Australia but have had better results in the 50-over format. Smiles are now back on English faces as they travel to Brisbane on Monday for Friday's second ODI at the Gabba.
    Modi sets aside protocol to receive Netanyahu at airport

    Modi sets aside protocol to receive Netanyahu at airport

    Edmund Allenby in the 1918 Battle of Haifa; as well as a the monument where Mahatma Gandhi's remains are located. He is expected to visit the Teen Murti Memorial honoring Indian soldiers who fought under British Gen.
  • Texas Hit By Worst Flu Season in Decades

    Texas Hit By Worst Flu Season in Decades

    The last week of 2017 saw a sharp increase in cases of influenza in the United States, with 46 states reporting widespread flu . "If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible", said Dr.
    Below-par Blues held by Leicester

    Below-par Blues held by Leicester

    He has been a key player for his side and his 24 goals helped Leicester win the title under Claudio Ranieri in the 2015/16 season. Star man Eden Hazard was starved of service throughout the contest before he was repalced on the hour mark.
    Tonya Harding dumped by agent for plan to fine journalists

    Tonya Harding dumped by agent for plan to fine journalists

    Jack Smith, AP Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding at the center of media attention during trainng at Lillehammer, Norway. News cameras captured Kerrigan wailing in pain after the attack. "Not right now", she told The Boston Globe .


Popular

Woman dies after fire on casino shuttle boat off Florida Gulf Coast
The casino company said its shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast never had any previous problems. The shuttle had been transporting people between to the Tropical Breeze Casino boat when it had engine problems.

Jumanji Stays At Top of Box Office While The Post Opens Strong
Coming closest was Steven Spielberg's " The Post ", starring Streep and Tom Hanks . Instead, it's looking at an opening of around $14.5 million from 3,702.

Ryan Giggs Appointed Wales National Team Boss
The Manchester United icon was capped 64 times by his country, scoring 12 goals, although he never featured at a major tournament on the worldwide stage.

United States faced defeat on global level: Hassan Rouhani
Veteran Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger has been a regular supporter of Trump's Middle East policies. In effect, he is asking them to act as mediators to accomplish changes that Iran is refusing to make.

Aaron Finch scores his nine ton against England in the first ODI
Roy saidthe tourists would "absolutely not" rest players during the series . Hopefully that was just a little blip. It shows the character of the bloke.

Police Provide Update in Greyhound Bus Incident
Sheriff Schmaling says Vargas-Rosas continued to make threats to kill law enforcement during his transport to jail. The situation led police to chase the bus, and then stop it with spike strips on the IL side of the state line.

Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault
Grace said that it was the moment when they were watching television, where " it really hit me that I was violated ". Following the uncomfortable foreplay situation, Grace says she went to wash up and collected herself.

Freezing rain possible for Timmins and area
Temperatures will drop below 0 C by late afternoon and keep going lower, down to -15 C overnight - with wind chill on top of that. Morning flurries will change to rain showers later this morning, according to the most recent forecast from Environment Canada.

Harry Kane becomes Tottenham's record Premier League goal scorer
At this rate, Kane will also be targeting the most Premier League goals in one season which now stands at 31 for a 38 game season. Boss, Sam Allardyce included new £27 million striker, Cenk Tosun , following his move from Turkish outfit, Besiktas .

Iran threatens to ramp up enrichment beyond pre-nuke deal pace
President Trump has until Friday to sign a waiver that would block the renewal of US sanctions on Iranian oil. The agreement requires Iran to curb nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, according to RFE/RL.