Mercedes has quietly released the first image of the 2013 G-Class. It features new LED daytime running lights, restyled mirrors and relocated front fender vents.

Mercedes has quietly released the first image of the 2013 G-Class.

Revealed in a picture with the facelifted GLK, the model features new LED daytime running lights, restyled mirrors and relocated front fender vents.

The exterior changes are relatively modest, but previous photos have shown the interior will have a new instrument cluster, a revised center stack and an updated steering wheel. There will also be a new gear knob and an upgraded COMAND system.

Engine options remain a mystery, but the model could be outfitted with a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 with 435 PS (320 kW / 429 hp) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque. If that isn't powerful enough, the G65 AMG is expected to use a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine that develops 612 PS (450 kW / 604 hp) and up to 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque.

The 2013 Mercedes G-Class could be unveiled some time next month, before being launched later this year.

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