The New 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Is Simply Ageless

October 20th, 2020 by


The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV is fast approaching and it’s bringing a flavorful mix of luxury and incredible off-road abilities for the upcoming year. This new model is considered to be a refashioned 2019 version of the automaker’s high-class truck, as a matter of fact, it’s really a modern-day version of the original 1979 G-Class, as it should be, as the style is considered timeless and perhaps everlasting.

This SUV was originally built for the military due to its ability to tackle difficult terrain and strong durability. It’s independent front axle, three locking differentials, and terrain management system are responsible for allowing the car to drive in a variety of different conditions. Then its opulent materials and state-of-the-art technology make for an incredible experience for drivers and passengers. 

The latest features that will be added to the new model include a standard 12.3 infotainment display, wireless charging on the AMG® G 63, new 20-inch alloy wheels available on the G 550, and new decorative choices for the body and interior.

Engine and Drive

Underneath the hood, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G 550 carries a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with the incredible super horsepower of 416 and 450 lb-ft of torque. Just when you thought this bad boy couldn’t outdo itself, it does it with its G 63 AMG® model. The hand-crafted 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 provides an action-packed 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque.

A 9-speed automatic transmission is responsible for powering up all four wheels. As to be expected, the G 63’s transmission is better equipped to handle the extra power and is a bit more natural when it comes to shifting. Both engines necessitate premium gasoline. EPA figures for 2021 will likely be the same from 2020 (13/17 mpg and 13/15 mpg).

For the drive, the cool cruisin’ in the  G model is made effortless and idiot-proof as the 9-speed automatic performs well in all circumstances and never struggles to find the proper gear. For every day commuting, the drive is smooth and graceful but put a little pep and you’ll experience shifts that are clean and crisp.


Thanks to the large side windows and leveled windshield, the driver has lots of outward vision and is also designed to block out much outside noise. 

When driving off-road, the all-encompassing G-Class easily outranks the Range Rover and Lexus LX 570, especially with its proven strength when making climbs that other crossovers could never even dream of.

Exterior and Interior

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class maintains its unique and classic style, on the flip side, the automaker claims that one can choose from over 1,000,000 different cosmetic options (exterior and interior) from the G Manufaktur program and other appearance packages. 

Inside, the level of grandeur is taken up several notches in the latest model, starting with the high-quality leather and eye-catching wood veneers. The dual 12.3-inch screen, which displays driver information and infotainment functions, eat up much of the dashboard. Mercedes also keeps the G-Model’s signature style with its turbine-circular air vents and analog clock.

Due to the extended wheelbase, this SUV is 2.8 inches longer than its predecessor, and as a result, the rear legroom has been expanded by almost six inches while front passengers are gifted with an extra 1.5 inches. Additionally, there is 4.8 inches more for the shoulder room and the rear bench seats split and fold 60/40 by nature.

Standard and Optional Features

Mercedes will never disappoint in providing top-of-the-line features in their vehicles, even those meant for off-roading. Standard features on the base G 550 are LED exterior lighting, 19-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, sunroof, 360-degree camera system, multi-colored cabin lighting, heated seats, and a killer Burmester surround-sound system.

Buyers will also appreciate the standard safety features like Brake Assist, Active Lane-keeping Assistance, and Dynamic Select with five driving modes: Slippery, Individual, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.

As with the G Manufaktur program, there are lots of exciting upgrades that one can opt for such as the massaging multi-contour front seats with active bolstering, ventilation, and a rapid-heating on the G 550. There is also available a rear-seat entertainment system, 20-inch alloy wheels, and a heated steering wheel.


The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G 550 is $131,600, (plus destination fee). The starting MSRP for the more powerful 2021 AMG® G 63 goes for  $157,750. 

When the time comes to purchase your new G-Wagon, be sure to do it at Mercedes-Benz of Washington. We carry a large selection of Mercedes-Benz vehicles that range at different prices and are suited to meet a variety of needs. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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