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The New Mercedes G-Class: More Power and a Special Hood

31 Mar 2024
  • What are the specifications of the Mercedes G550 2025 and Mercedes G63 2025?
  • What are the interior design features of the Mercedes G550 2025 and Mercedes G63 2025?
  • What are the exterior updates of the Mercedes G550 2025 and Mercedes G63 2025?

Mercedes-Benz's iconic G-Class, often referred to as the G-Wagen, has been a stalwart in the world of off-roading for over four decades. With its unmistakable boxy design and legendary capability, the G-Class has earned a reputation for luxury and performance both on and off the beaten path. Now, for the 2024 model year, Mercedes is introducing updates to its beloved off-roader, including more power, mild-hybrid technology, and innovative features like a 'Transparent Hood.'

Specifications

Specifications

One of the most significant changes for the 2024 G-Class is the introduction of mild-hybrid technology across the range. The base G550 now boasts a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, replacing the previous V-8. Paired with a mild-hybrid system, this powertrain delivers 443 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, with an additional 20 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque provided by the integrated starter generator. Despite the downsized engine, the G550 maintains its excellent off-road capabilities, thanks to features like all-wheel drive with a 40-60 torque split, mechanical differential locks, and a transfer case with low-range gearing. For enthusiasts seeking uncompromising performance, the G63 variant retains its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine, producing 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Like the base model, the G63 benefits from mild-hybrid technology, offering exhilarating acceleration and off-road capability. New for the G63 is the option of AMG Active Ride Control, which adds hydraulic roll stabilization and adaptive damping for improved handling on any terrain.

Cockpit Features

Cockpit Features

Innovative technology further enhances the off-road experience in the new G-Class. The Off-Road Cockpit, integrated into the MBUX infotainment system, provides essential information such as vehicle positioning, altitude, and steering angle, displayed on a 12.3-inch touchscreen and digital instrument cluster. Additionally, the 'Transparent Hood' function, borrowed from other Mercedes models, utilizes a 360-degree overhead camera to give drivers a virtual view through the front of the vehicle, aiding in navigating challenging terrain.

Safety and convenience features abound in the new G-Class. The Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and traffic sign recognition, while the Parking package offers a 360-degree overhead camera for enhanced visibility during maneuvers. Optional upgrades such as adaptive steering assist and route-based speed assist further enhance the driving experience.

Exterior updates

Exterior updates

Visually, both the G550 and G63 receive subtle updates for the 2024 model year. The G63, in particular, offers a new paint option, standard adaptive LED headlights, and refreshed bumper design, along with a selection of wheel choices ranging from 20 to 22 inches.

In conclusion, the 2024 Mercedes G-Class represents a blend of tradition and innovation, maintaining its legendary off-road prowess while embracing modern technology and performance enhancements. With more power, advanced features, and subtle refinements, the G-Class continues to set the standard for luxury SUVs in the off-road segment.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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