The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be introduced in the upcoming years. It is expected to feature a complete new design, based on the Ener-G-Force Concept, that made its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Its main competition will be the new Land Rover Defender, which will be presented with the upgraded engine, underpinnings and styling.
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Facelift
Engineers are working to improve the stability of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class on both normal trails and off-road. The SUV is expected to have a wider track developed by its wider wheels and new suspension. This will also boost its interior space. It is expected to be much lighter as materials such as aluminum and high tension steel will be used, allowing it to shed most of its weight. It is projected that the 2017 model will be 440 pounds lighter, which is a considerable weight reduction from the current model’s 5,665 pounds.
We expect the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to utilize new technology like LED lighting and a complete suite of the Mercedes safety assistants and monitors. The future model is also expected to profit by getting the latest technological updates, including the electronic power-steering, the latest connectivity utilities, the new driver assist feature and an updated infotainment. Like we mentioned above, the future model will probably be based on the Ener-G-Force Off-Road Concept, which you can see in the photos posted above. However, it will maintain its boxy-shaped design (photo below).
Engine Rumors, Performance, Specs
Under its hood, the updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is expected to come with the new straight-6-cylinder engine range. These are expected to be both diesel and petrol units. Base model will be powered by a 3.0-liter TDI engine which will be capable of producing up to 360 horsepower. There will be a choice of a 3.0-liter inline-six unit that will be able to produce 300 horsepower. The AMG model will also be on offer, as it account about 50% of the G-Class global sales. However, it is not known if it will keep a V-8 engine, that can be found in the current generation model. A choice of 3.0-liter petrol and diesel engines shall be offered along with the Mercedes 9-speed automatic transmission, sending power to all four wheels. This combination is set to provide better fuel economy and power boost.
G-Class Price and Release Date
Price of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class remains a mystery to us as this German automaker has not yet announced it. About its release date, this revised model will be unveiled sometime in 2017, just about the same time as the 2017 Land Rover Defender as they are market rivals.
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