Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2015: Now with the engine of the super sports car
The revamped Mercedes-Benz G-Class is from mid-2015 with up to 16 percent more power before, most notably the G 500 with a new, powerful V8 biturbo engine, which comes from a super sports car. A newly tuned chassis and a more sensitive ESP control to increase the driving stability and road comfort.
Drive: The off-road icon flexes muscles
The SUV – classic Mercedes-Benz is continuing its 35-year success story. The new eight-cylinder engine of the Mercedes-Benz G 500 is based on the new process developed by Mercedes-AMG V8 engine generation that already 63 inspires the Mercedes-AMG GT and the Mercedes-AMG C to extraordinary performance. For use in the G-Class the makers modified the V8, the 422 hp in this version at 5250-5500 U / min. The maximum torque of 610 Nm, meanwhile, at 2250-4750 tours. For this, the biturbo engine is to inspire with a spontaneous response and a high torque. The exact dates and prices not yet announced Mercedes-Benz.
Have also been developed in favor of an even stronger pulling power and an optimized consumption, the engines of the other models of the G-Class: The Mercedes-Benz G 350 d the power of 211PS rises to 245 hp and torque from 540 to 600 Nm. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 now makes 571 hp and 760 Nm, which represents an increase of 27 PS at constant torque. In Mercedes-AMG G 65, the V12 engine instead of 612 hp is now 630 hp – the maximum torque remains at enormous 1,000 Nm.
The models G 350 d, G 500 and G 63 AMG have a standard ECO start-stop function which reduces the engine shutdown at life, for example in traffic jams or at traffic lights, fuel consumption and emissions. All engines also meet the Euro 6 standard.
Suspension: Now comes the increased street performance
G-typically remain the solid foundation of the body and lead frames that still offers generous reserves for the increased performance. What remains is also the strong off-road performance with permanent all-wheel drive, low range gearing and three switchable while driving differential locks.
With optimized shock absorbers the makers but the standard suspension voted new, which thereby will provide enhanced control of body movement and even greater driving comfort on the road. A customized ESP tuning ensures greater driving dynamics and improves driving stability and driving safety. Optimizations in the TCS traction control system and the ABS anti lock braking system simultaneously improve traction and shorten braking distances.
On request also a new adjustable damping with sports and comfort level is available for the Mercedes-Benz G 500, which offers a significantly more agile on-road performance in sport mode with full off-road capability and reduces the typical SUV body roll when cornering.
New Design: This was followed by the facelift immediately indicates
Visually can easily identify 500 on a redesigned bumper with large air intakes and a lower now standard AMG fender dissemination in body color, the new models G 350 and G d. The G 350 d also receives as standard 18-inch alloy wheels in 5-spoke design.
Inside the G 350 and G 500 d pulls the instrument cluster in a two-tubes optics with a 11.4-centimeter multifunction display with redesigned hands and dials the attention. The two AMG models receive a redesigned instrument cluster.
Crass colors that catch the eye
Who wants his Mercedes-AMG G-Class make even more individual, a new color package can use, the exclusive exterior paintwork in “Solar Beam”, “Tomatored”, “Alien Green”, “Sunset Beam” or “Galactic Beam”. Attachments such as mirrors, front and rear bumpers, wheel arch extensions, the ring of the spare wheel cover and the roof are painted in “Obsidian Black”. Color on the paint true Mercedes-AMG from the decorative stitching in the interior.
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