Mercedes-Benz G-Class Set for Revitalizing Updates

August 16th, 2023 by


The legacy of the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class spans an impressive four decades, during which it underwent multiple updates to maintain its modernity before receiving a complete redesign for the 2019 model year. While Mercedes-Benz’s exact timeline for the upcoming redesign of the current G-Class remains undisclosed, indications suggest that the automaker intends to follow a pattern of periodic updates akin to its predecessor.

Recent sightings of camouflaged prototypes undergoing testing reveal that an updated G-Class is in the works. Subtle modifications to the front and rear fascias are evident, underscoring the meticulous attention to detail in enhancing the vehicle’s aesthetics. This development extends to the AMG® G 63 variant, which is also undergoing testing in parallel.

Insights from observant spy photographers suggest interior adjustments as well, with a concealed dashboard hinting at potential enhancements. Foremost among these is the anticipated integration of Mercedes-Benz’s advanced MBUX infotainment system, a hallmark in the brand’s current lineup, and notably absent in the existing G-Class.

A more substantial transformation comes in the form of powertrain revisions for the non-AMG® G-Class models. The venerable V-8 engine will make way for an inline-6 configuration paired with a mild-hybrid setup, presenting an eco-conscious yet powerful alternative. This transition is already evident in the G 500 V8 Final Edition, recently introduced abroad. While the U.S. G 550’s shift from V-8 to inline-6 is yet to be officially confirmed, industry trends suggest it as a likely evolution.

In contrast, the AMG® G 63 will continue to proudly sport the V-8 engine. However, this high-performance variant could potentially incorporate a mild hybrid or even a plug-in hybrid system with the upcoming update. The latter hybrid setup is showcased in AMG®’s S 63 E Performance and GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe, featuring a dynamic combination of the familiar twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and an electric motor at the rear axle, boasting an impressive combined output nearing 800 hp.

Enthusiasts can anticipate the reveal of the updated G-Class in the latter part of this year (2023) or the beginning of the next, likely as a 2024 or 2025 model. Simultaneously, an exciting new electric iteration named the EQG is also undergoing testing, set to debut around the same timeframe with its distinctive four-motor configuration.

As the evolution of the G-Class continues, stay engaged for further updates as the development journey unfolds.

For those who would like a more in-depth look at the possibilities found in a G-Class, some highlighting features found in the current model include leather, wood, heated front seats, an elegant analog clock, and a premium Burmester surround-sound system. The SUV provides convenience and accessibility through thoughtful additions like running boards and a front passenger grab handle, making entry into the vehicle hassle-free.

Aligned with the modern Mercedes-Benz design philosophy, the standout feature on the dashboard is the twin-screen configuration. This layout consists of a 12.3-inch screen dedicated to driver information and another 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment system, ensuring a comprehensive and visually appealing interface.

When the time comes to purchase the updated G-Class model, be sure to do it at John Sisson Motors. We carry a wide range of vehicles from Mercedes-Benz in a multitude of styles. Check out our online new car inventory to see all that we have to offer, then chat with one of our representatives for further assistance.

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