In the meantime, the Mercedes off-road has undergone some changes, but it’s still the same car. Although it does not look like it, this camouflaged prototype belongs to the new generation to make some important modifications under the boxy body.
The main visual difference is the larger body. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4-2 will grow four inches wider; however, its length and height will remain virtually unchanged. Its aerodynamics will improve, mainly thanks to a cleaner base and refined details. Changes of G- Wagen, including the more modern headlights glancing through the camo and the slimmer taillights, the G-Class will actually undergo extensive revisions. The interior will be completely reworked for a look much more consistent and very contemporary. The interior of the current model appears to have been assembled from several coin trays in recent decades, mainly because it has been.
The base models of the G-wagen, the G500 and the AMG G63, will be powered by two versions of the V-8 4.0-liter dual turbocharger. Europe will also see a six-cylinder diesel, an unlikely option to appear in the United States. It is possible that, eventually, there will be another AMG G65, powered by a twin-turbocharged V-12. Power will be transferred to all wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission; AMG models could keep the current 7-speed gearbox.
We anticipate that the next generation of G-wagen will be unveiled at the end of 2017 and will appear in the showrooms in early 2018. The price will remain close to that of the current model, which starts at $ 120,000 for the G550. Do not expect a follow-up of the G-wagen 4×4 squared soon, and the entry-level professional model will also be missing from our shores.