For the past 35 years, the G Class has been one of the most popular off-road sport utility vehicles. The popularity of the vehicle is due, in part, to its ability to feature an unmatched and unprecedented combination of trail performance and luxury. Additionally, discerning automotive consumers are offered a choice of five powertrains that are unique. Even as impressive as what has been stated, the 2017 Mercedes G-Class has been improved in order to include new across the board performance enhancements that include the new AMG engine. The specifications of the new offering of the popular sport utility vehicle are reported more impressive than ever before due to its fuel consumption that has declined by 17% and the additional of 16% more power.
2017 Mercedes G-Class – Engine Specs
The most exciting addition being afforded to the G Class is that of the G500 and its new engine. This new power unit will soon be available around the globe and is composed of a sports, turbo 5.5 liter V-8 power unit with 32 valves. The power unit is said to be able to deliver an output of upwards of 382 horsepower and 391 pounds per feet of torque. Additionally, the power for the 2017 Mercedes G-Class will be derived from an inline six cylinder 5.5 liter unit that will compatible for diesel as well as gasoline. The gasoline variant is said to afford an output of upwards of 360 536 horsepower.
2017 Mercedes G-Class – Exterior and Interior
There are a number of wide spanning reports that indicate that automotive buyers will be presented with new color options. The options are said to include the following color choices: Galactic Beam, Sunset Beam, Alien Green, Tomato Red and Solar Beam. The new colors will be available through a new Color Package on the AMG model of the line and it will additionally include obsidian black detachable parts that will further add to the vehicle’s unique aesthetic. The angular charm of the vehicle will be retained for the upcoming model year while being upgraded in order to present consumers with a much-needed freshness. The rear view mirrors have been redesigned while daytime running lights equipped with LED technology have been added.
The suspension of the 2017 Mercedes G-Class has been modified in addition to the following interior modifications: new driver assistance systems, improved safety systems, a modified front, and electro-mechanical power steering. Additionally, the interior will become significantly sleeker while affording both the driver and their passengers with an increased amount of space and comfort.
2017 Mercedes G-Class – Release Date and Price
It has been announced by the luxury automotive giant that the G500 will arrive in dealership showrooms by this December. According to the very same reports, the remainder of the 2017 Mercedes G-Class line will be available for purchase later within the same month. Unfortunately there is no current information regarding the official base pricing for the line. As we move closer to the upcoming release date for the vehicle, it is certain that the iconic automaker will begin to release additional specified information regarding the popular sport utility vehicle line.