Almost 40 years after its market launch, the current G-Class is more youthful, agile and refined than ever before. This is also confirmed by the unit sales figures for the luxury off-roader. 2017 was the most successful sales year to date for the G-Class, with over 22,000 units sold worldwide. Now this classic is reinventing itself, and above all also excelling itself in its qualities as an off-roader.
The new G-Class retains its unmistakable character where the exterior design is concerned. Its completely redeveloped interior impresses with more space, more stowage space and an ultra-modern infotainment system, for example. Intelligent assistance systems, the latest suspension technology and powerful, efficient engines further refine the multiple award-winning G-Class.
Already equipped to a high level ex factory, there are also numerous options with which the new G-Class can be configured to suit personal tastes. Eleven new paint finishes from cavansite blue metallic to designo citrine brown magno strike the right note. 24 paint colours are available, of which nine are metallic and 13 are designo colours. The designo olive metallic paint finish was last available for a Mercedes-Benz vehicle around twenty years ago, and has been specially included in the colour range for the new G-Class.
As standard the G-Class is fitted with 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a silver-painted 5-twin-spoke design (265/60 R 18 on 8J x 18 ET43). Numerous 18 to 20-inch wheels in new designs are also available as optional equipment. Furthermore, for particularly arduous applications, 18-inch all-terrain tyres are available.
Extras for the G-Class: exclusive equipment packages
There are so many variants for the new G-Class that it is extremely rare for any two cars to be exactly alike. In addition to many optional extras, Mercedes‑Benz also offers items from the very popular designo manufaktur ex factory.
Passengers are accommodated as standard on seats in Lugano leather in black, nut brown or macchiato beige. There is furthermore a choice of two top-class equipment packages: Exclusive Interior and Exclusive Interior Plus. The Exclusive Interior is available in a range of seven colours. Three of these are elegant combinations of nappa leather in black and one of the designo manufaktur colours platinum white, yacht blue or classic red. The package also includes a black designo roof liner in DINAMICA microfibre, along with air vents in silvershadow. The Exclusive Interior Plus comprises additional elements in nappa leather, such as the door trim, sections of the centre console and the dashboard. A particular feature here is the seat design with dynamic diamond-pattern quilting. With this package, customers have a choice between the designo shades of black, espresso brown and classic red. For the first time it is also possible to order a light-coloured interior throughout in macchiato beige – encompassing everything from the flooring to the roof liner – in combination with espresso brown.
The sporty AMG Line can be combined with all three variants. In this case, black seats are combined with contrasting topstitching in red on the steering wheel, seats, dashboard, doors and centre console, along with red seat belts. This look goes well with the very sporty steering wheel with flattened lower section.
With the Night package, e.g. the exterior mirror housings, spare wheel cover and the surround of the Mercedes star are in obsidian black. Dark-tinted thermal insulation glass from the B-pillars to the rear and dimmed headlamps, indicators and tail lights round off the Night package.
As standard the ambience lighting offers a choice of eight colour tone mixes, and optionally Mercedes-Benz offers the LED-based system with 64 colours.
Intelligent load protection and transport solutions
The EASY-PACK load compartment cover shields luggage from sunshine and prying eyes. Smaller, unsecured items in the load compartment can be isolated with the EASY-PACK partition net. The newly developed roof rack is ideal for longer tours and recreational equipment such as a surfboard, snowboard or skis. The three cross-members can each be loaded with 50 kilograms, i.e. a total of up to 150 kilograms. The trailer coupling makes it possible to safely transport heavier loads of up to 3.5 tonnes in a trailer.