2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class pictures leaked
Speculation about the next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen centered on whether Daimler will switch to a new platform or not. Given the legendary stature of the G-Class, they cannot screw it up.A week earlier than the actual reveal date comes a bunch of leaked images that show off the all-new G-Class in all its glory.
Very few vehicles retain its original shape and design for decades and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of them. The new model carries the venerated boxy design of the Geländewagen albeit with a flurry of modern touches. The new model is believed to be no wider than the outgoing G-Class but exterior dimensions are yet to be confirmed. But smarter packaging of stuff has supposedly liberated more space inside the cramped SUV, although we don’t see how that is possible, since there was not extra space to play with in the first place.
And speaking of stuff, there must be a lot. Following the modern lines of Mercedes Benz, the new G-Class must be a tech-fest but we’ll have to wait till the official launch to know what’s in there.
The construction of the G-Class is going to follow the old-school ladder-type frame style. It will be complemented by three diff locks and a low-range gearbox to give it very capable legs off the tarmac. But that will be all from the well-aged formula and the rest are all modern. For instance, a new independent double wishbone suspension has been developed by Mercedes and AMG along with an updated rear axle. New engines will pop up in the engine bay but the details are not out as of now. But a V12 AMG model is not very likely to come back as Mercedes has mentioned before that the V12 will be reserved for Maybach models. Along with the new engines, a new nine-speed automatic transmission with a torque-converter is also being readied for the 2019 G-Class.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will reveal its face officially at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show where all the details about the new model will be made available.