Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the refreshed G-Class family.
Probably the most important improvement goes for the G500 version that receives the new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine of the company that also powers the G500 4x4² concept. It produces 422 PS (310 kW) and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft) of torque between 2250 and 4750 rpm. These power figures grant the off-roader with a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in 5.9 seconds.
The G350d variant benefits from a hike in output from 211 PS (155 kW) to 245 PS (180 kW), with its torque climbing from 540 (399 lb-ft) to 600 Nm (443 lb-ft). This results in an improved 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 8.9 seconds.
The AMG models also get a power boost with the G 63 now delivering 571 PS (420 kW) or an extra 27 PS (20 kW) with torque of 760 Nm (561 lb-ft). The G 65 on the other hand now has 630 PS (463 kW) instead of 612 PS (450 kW) with a peak torque of 1000 Nm (738 lb-ft).
Visually, the facelifted G350d and G500 models are getting restyled bumpers and standard AMG flared wheel arches in the color of the vehicle. The G350d also comes as standard with 18-inch five-spoke light-alloy wheels.
Mercedes-Benz is also introducing the new AMG EDITION 463 special model, giving the G-Class “an impressive sporty look”. The interior specification includes a two-tone instrument panel, two-tone leather seats with side bolsters in carbon-look leather and contrasting topstitching, seat and door center panels in a diamond design, carbon-fiber trim and door pulls in nappa leather. On the outside the producer has installed a stainless steel underguard, AMG sport stripes along the sides, a protective-strip insert with black aluminum look and 21" inch forged wheels.
Additional details can be found at the press release section below.