2019 Mercedes G Class. The G Class is Mercedes’ oldest design, and even though it is one of the most expensive SUVs, it still uses the same basic chassis as it did more than 40 years ago. However, it seems that this will change with the upcoming 2019 Mercedes G Class. That’s right; the G Class will finally receive a new platform after nearly half a century. However, while it will be new, some parts will be shared with the older model. While this is a rather unusual approach, considering how old the current model is, it should maintain the ruggedness and off-road prowess. After a long time, we are finally looking at a fully remodeled 2019 Mercedes G Class car.
This is not just a mere updated where the wagon will change some pieces and make things work together well and better, this is a full on generation change that we are talking about. This model is a very popular vehicle and has been around for almost 40 years and is one which deserves a change of this proportion. The G Class is also known as the G-Wagon or the Geländewagen and has served for many different uses already. Besides being the go to vehicle for the German army, it was also used to battle different kinds of terrains all around the world and even got to appear on some sophisticated streets in California. This model is frequently also a vehicle of choice for the rich and the famous thanks to its size and ability
By looking at the test mule for the 2019 Mercedes G Class we can immediately notice that the car has been widened. The model gets a dimension change which will increase the interior spacing for the car. The front end of the car expands outward from a narrow grille and there is some extra width that is added to both sides of the headlights. The full width begins just before the A-pillars but still manages to keep the iconic look of the G-Wagon we are already accustomed to. The entire vehicle will retain its iconic looks and design.
The fender flares are still there and also the low beltline. The flat side glass and roof have been retained and the nearly vertical windshield will be provided here as well. The rear end features the same kind of design with the spar tire added there as well. The changes brought are certainly going to address the headlights and add some LEDs, and also spotted are the additions of tow hitch, which means that the utilitarian nature of the car is also kept. The inside has not been revealed so far for the 2019 Mercedes G Class, but we can assume that it is going to get a treatment as the current model has. There are going to be all kinds of interior accommodations featured on the inside.
The current one borrows all kinds of design cues and features from the S-Class and E-Class sedan models. We can expect the same to be done for the 2019 but certainly far less swoopy than the featured cars. We can also expect that the standard front bucket, rear bench design be utilized here as well which will consequently provide more room in the cargo bay behind the second row of seats. Even with the added inside spacing, the third row of seats will probably not be added.
For the US market, two models are going to be offered for starters. The 2019 Mercedes G Class will get the G550 and the G63. Both of them are going to use the same 4 liters twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. The base G550 should still offer around 416 horsepower and around 450 lb-ft of torque. The G63 on the other hand, despite having the same driving force, is expected to make over 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Later down the road, a twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine is also a real possibility.
However, at this point, not much else is known about it. In Europe, the base car will most likely receive a 3 liter twin-turbocharged six cylinder diesel. This should be close to 300 horsepower and over 400 lb-ft of torque, and it should be a highly efficient engine over the petrol offerings. In any case, a new nine-speed automatic is expected to be used while the AMG versions might stick to the older seven-speed unit due to its strength and fast response times over the new nine-speed box.
The prices are certainly going to increase for the 2019 Mercedes G Class car. This is a new generation model so it is clear to assume that this one is going to get a price bump. The current lineup of G-Wagon models starts with a price of $119,900 for the G550, $139,000 for the AMG G63 and the top pick is the AMG G65 and a price of $217,900, all given as a base MSRP price. The new 2019 version is predicted to start at $125,000. The SUV segment will welcome the 2019 Mercedes G Class with open hands, but there you will find some already present models that might thwart the opportunity of getting to be in the top of the segment. Cars like Land Rover Range Rover and Lexus LX570 are some that we are used to seeing in the luxury segment and provide a big obstacle. But the legendary name of the G Wagon will give it its own edge for sure.