Commonly known as the innovator of almost every automobile technologies, the German multinational Mercedes Benz has gained a huge fame from its luxury performance vehicles since its set up in the year 1926, and still the legacy continues. With the slogan “The best or nothing”, this member of German Big 3 is yet again out with its another model under the off-roader SUV roof top- G-Class. Introduced in 1979 as the G-Wagen, this monstrous segment of the brand has gained a huge fame with its all terrain capability, and now with the face lifted version of the G-Class the brand is all set to give a huge uproar in the auto market.
This four wheel drive monster segment of the Merc comes in four gigantic variants- G 350 BlueTEC, G 500, G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG, all having an enormous engine capacity ranging from 2987cc to 5980 cc. Housed with V6, V8 and V12 engines, the G-Class knocks out a power range of 155 kW to 450 kW (between 3400 rpm to 6000 rpm). Traditional all-wheel drive arrangement of the G-Class is availed with a peak torque ranging from 530 NM to 1000 Nm (between 1600 rpm to 5000 rpm). Grunting out a massive power, the G-Class attains a maximum speed of 230 km/h at the same time incorporating a AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission, the car hits 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. Bi-turbo units affixed to the motor delivers a decent mileage of 8.92 kmpl.
Traditional bold look of the new G-Class is the genes transfered by its ancestor G-Wagen. Robust structure and rugged persona of the G-Class indicates the power and performance it is bestowed with. Extended wheel arches and air intakes on the bumper gives the Merc a macho trait. Contoured bonnet and completely flat wind screen is the legacy that the Merc is following since 1979. Measurement of 4662mm X 1760mm X 1951mm (L X W X H) suits the brutal look of the G-Class, besides this the all-season tyre in the G-Class comes at a size ranging from 16-inch to 20-inch, that allows it to encounter off-road tracks.
Wild look of the Merc may fool you, but step in to the interior and you would feel all harnessed with fine luxury. Wooden trims on the dash surface and nappa leather upholstery to the cabin makes you feel cocooned inside the car. Electrically adjustable steering wheel and robust controls on the console offers you a full fledge driving experience. 17.8 centimeter TFT screen on the centre console avails you with ample information required during driving. Optional Harman Kardon sound system of the G-Class comes with digital Dolby sound that lets you avail with quality acoustic all in the cabin. Innovative storage area roofed under the G-Class allows you to settle your leisure items used during travel. Versatile cargo area of 480-litres could be increased to an enormous 2250-lites so as to accommodate your heavy baggages of luggage.
Giant wheels of the G-Class are equipped with ventilated disc at the front and solid disc at the rear. Built on a ladder chassis, the G-Class is stabilized with front trailing arms and Panhard rod trailing arms that offers it maximum ground clearance. DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control of the car comes with variable speed limitation that automatically regulates the speed if there is a vehicle in the near by premises. Airbags and neck-pro affixed to the car ensures ample safety of occupants during any collision. Electronic stability program installed in the car shares equal brake force to each wheel and coordinates the engine speed thus limiting the risk of instability.
Having an excellent off-road capability the G-Class stands as a strong contender in its segment. Besides this, the coziness and the easy interface of the infotainment system adds a plus point to the comfort factor of this Merc.