Engine options are the AMG G63 which gets the 4.0 litre V8 petrol with 603bhp and 627lb/ft of torque, a G 500 with a de-tuned version of the 4.0 litre V8 (which might not make it to the UK) and a 350 d with Mercedes' 2.9 litre V6 turbodiesel with 282bhp and 443lb/ft of torque.
The UK engine line-up is yet to be announced, but a new nine-speed automatic transmission is on offer to help improve fuel efficiency and improve on-road comfort.
After a string of teasers, spyshots, and a peek at a barely camouflaged test mule, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is finally unveiled in its full, straight-edged glory. As yet there are no details on pricing as soon as we get some more information, we will let you guys know. You switch into the G mode if you go into the low range mode.
Despite the longer wheelbase the new G-Wagen gains 6mm of ground clearance between axles (up by 6mm to 241), while side tilt, approach, breakover and departure angles are all improved with 35, 31, 26 and 30 degree measurements respectively.
Geländewagening When the pavement turns to dirt, the dirt turns to rocks, and the whole thing turns to snow-melted mud, Mercedes-Benz says the 2019 G-Class has what it takes to keep moving. "It receives analogue gauges with a 12.3" digital instrument cluster and a 12.3" infotainment display also present. New to the 2019 G-Class is G-mode, which is reserved for off-road driving and automatically activates whenever one of the three differential locks are activated or when the auto goes into low-range gear. He said that while there have been changes made to the G-Class, it's important the boxy design hasn't changed. It was debuted at CES, but will likely make its debut in a new A-class model. Keen eyes will however notice a slightly more sculpted body, but the essential boxy aesthetic is still there whilst the engineers instead focused their efforts on making the auto more capable in the off-road department.
Inside, the G-Wagen gets dramatic updates, appearing more in line with the E- and S-Class than previous generations of G-Class. Passengers in the back will enjoy the extra 5.9 inches of additional legroom. Where the old vehicle felt like its modern accoutrements had been rammed in against their will, the latest G-Class has a much more polished aesthetic. Between the axles is the same ladder-frame chassis, though lengthened by 53mm and widened by 121 to allow for more cabin space.
That suspension - double wishbones up front tied down by a strut-tower brace in the bay and a solid rear axle with four trailing arms and a Panhard rod - was co-developed with Mercedes-AMG to improve on-road handling without affecting the G-Class's legendary off-road ability. During the reveal, the vehicle's capabilities were shown with a demonstration of the new G-Class driving up an incline through simulated weather conditions.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa can't yet confirm local launch dates, but it will go on sale in Europe and the United States of America later this year.