While changes on the design department are subtle and include minor visual tweaks to headlights, tail lamps, exterior mirrors, radiator grille and front end/rear end bumpers, the upgrades to the powertrain and equipment are set to maintain the G-Class as a powerful offroader on the market.
It goes without saying all G-Class models come with 4MATIC traction as standard device. New and efficient engines are expected to power the car: the G 350 BlueTEC is here to stay, but we guess that along the G 300 CDI with 184 hp, Mercedes-Benz could also offer a G 350 CDI version rated at 265 hp. Moreover, a G 350 BlueEFFICIENCY equipped with the 3.5-litre direct-injection V6 capable of 306 hp is also possible. The range-topping G 500 variant will receive company's 4.7-litre biturbo V8 unit reaching 435 hp of peak output and 700 Nm of maximum torque.
Moving on to the AMG models, the G 55 AMG (or G 63 AMG ??) will shift into a new generation with the addition of the new 5.5-litre twinturbocharged V8 that produces 544 hp - yet, rumors claim the 6.3-litre aspirated V8 engine with over 500 hp is also likely to power the monster. If this was not enough, then prepare yourselves for the introduction of the limited edition G 65 AMG boasting no less than 630 hp out of the furious 6.0-litre V12 unit.
The interior of the new G-Class is bound to get an improved look with new, more premium appointments. The restyled dashboard includes a new instrument cluster, a CLS-esque steering wheel, a revised center console and up-to-date climate control and COMAND infotainment system, probably available with internet capability as well. The entire lineup of security and assistance gimmicks Mercedes-Benz have premiered recently will also find their way onto the new G-Class. Looking at the latest spy shots, we think the Gelandewagen is ready for a Geneva debut, even though New York or Beijing motor shows sound more reasonable.
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