The details about the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class have finally been revealed. The legendary off-roader didn’t need any, though, like it never does, but still the manufacturer decided to improve it a bit and make it even more modern and popular. The 2016 G-Class will only be updated, with no new design surprises and bold changes for the year 2016, but we must say the changes are thorough and impressive.
To start with, the new off-road models will come with a bit improved exterior and interior design. The new G-Class will offer more colors, some new design solutions and a bit more posh and aggressive feel, but they will still remain recognizable and cool. In addition, some of the systems and gadgets will be improved and there will also be a new limited edition equipment package for those in need of a more unique and luxurious feel. However, these cosmetic changes, though attractive, are far from being the most important thing on the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
It is the new and improved engines that will make the buyers go nuts. Reportedly, the 2016 G-Class will offer one new unit for the G550 model which will have a higher power output than the current one, but it will be smaller, while other G-Class vehicles will come with tuned up current setups. There are also some other powertrain tweaks and improvements which will make the new models stay way atop of its competition when it comes to both on-road and especially off-road performance. With that being said, it is hard to imagine anyone not being interested in the new and improved 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
Exterior & Interior Improvements
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will come with a bit tuned up and refreshed appearance. The new exterior design will not differ from the current one too much. There are only a few new details which should make the new SUV look more modern and aggressive. To start with, the 2016 G-Class will feature revised front bumper and larger air intakes at the front, while the rear end will remain more or less the same. The new models will also offer some new colors for the exterior, including the new Alien green. In addition, the appearance is made more aggressive and pronounced with roof, side mirrors, bumpers and similar details painted in obsidian black.
As for the interior, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class offers a revised new chrome-spook steering wheel, new and revised instrument cluster and more interior colors. Moreover, the 2016 model will feature a unique limited edition offer, called the Edition 463. It will be offered with G63 and G65 models only and it will feature two-tone interior design, Nappa leather, carbon-fiber details, 21-inch forged wheels and stainless steel step rails.
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Powertrain & Specs
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will come with an improved powertrain setups. Let’s start with the G550 model, which is in some markets also known as G500. This SUV will get a new engine to replace its current 5.5-liter V8 mill. The new engine is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 unit that generates 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. The engine based on a Mercedes AMG unit, but it does come with a bit less power than the original one. However, it is still more powerful than the current, displacement-wise bigger V8 mill, which offers “only” 382 ponies. In addition, the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 will also get a new mill, new for the U.S. market, that is. It will now be powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 mill that produces 621 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. This model will be the fastest, reaching 62 mph from a standstill in just 5.3 seconds, while the aforementioned G550 can do the same in 5.9 seconds. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G63 will keep its current 5.5-liter V8 mill, which has been tuned up and now produces 563 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, instead of the current 536 ponies. The new 2016 G63 speeds up to 62 mph from a standstill in just 5.4 seconds.
Other powertrain improvements on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class include improved ABS, EPS and ASR system, as well as a much better suspension. The G63 model will also come with a start/stop system which will improve its fuel consumption. The G-Class offer all-wheel drive. There will also be some diesel engine offered, but those mill will not be available in the USA.
Release Date & Price
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class should be released this Novemeber. As for the price, the new SUV still hasn’t got a price tag, but you should expect a price increase compared to the current model’s due to the new and improved powertrain setups.
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