Mercedes Benz G Class Review

[vc_single_image image=”46358″ img_size=”article-image”]To most people, the Mercedes Benz G Class is something of an irrelevance. But then, most people aren’t in the know. To everyone else, the new model is the sort of brilliant, indestructible 4×4 that will survive any sort of nuclear flare-up. Let’s take a closer look at what it offers.[vc_single_image image=”46360″ img_size=”article-image”]

Powerhouse

Although the Mercedes G 63 AMG is an awfully tall 4×4, it’s come fitted with a monolithic 544PS engine. It’s a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 powerhouse that launches the new G-Class Mercedes Benz to 60mph from rest in just a little over 5 seconds en route to a top speed of 130mph. And although this car’s suspension has improved, as has the stability control and the brakes, you probably wouldn’t want to be driving it beyond 130mph. Combined with the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, it’s a very enticing engine indeed.

Other options in the Mercedes Benz G Class SUV range include the G 350 Blue TEC that comes powered by a 2987 diesel unit bolstered by four cylinders. These four pots create an output of 211PS whilst coming with 540Nm of torque. Such torque is essential if you decide to tackle muddier climes with your new car, and the brand have also added electrically controlled differential locks to add more brawn to its off-road credentials.[vc_single_image image=”46361″ img_size=”article-image”]

Ready To Do The Dirty Work

The Mercedes Benz SUV G Class certainly doesn’t look anything like a Mercedes, at least not one we’ve come to expect from the luxury brand. It’s decidedly ugly, coming with a face that only a mother could love. And even then she’d be hesitating. But this is all missing the point, because the new car is built to be strong, brawny, and ready to do the dirty work that would make its elegant stablemates retch.

What you get are good aerodynamics, LED daytime running lights, as well as modified exterior mirrors. There is also the by-now easily recognisable AMG radiator grille proudly on display, as well as bumpers and air intakes that we have come to love and expect from the Mercedes Benz G Class SUV. It also comes with 20” wheels and red brake callipers, giving it rustic charm to go along with its mettle. Moreover, space inside is also pretty good, and will be improved if you choose a longer wheelbase variant. Inside you’ll also be spoiled by a TFT colour display, as well as a navigation system and DVD changer.

 

Facts and Figures

Mercedes Benz G Class deals start from around £80,000, with deals rising to about £115,935. Additional specs include the DISTRONIC PLUS radar cruise control system, a revised ESP system, as well as Blind Spot Assist. Running costs aren’t exactly low, but then again the G Class is targeting the kind of clientele for whom running costs aren’t exactly the main issue. The V8 powered G 63 AMG returns figures of 20.4mpg whilst emitting 322g/km of CO2.[vc_single_image image=”46362″ img_size=”article-image”]

Final Thoughts

If you get the feeling that the Land Rover Discovery has become antiquated and perhaps has had its day, then the G-Class Mercedes Benz may just be the forward-thinking substitute you’re looking for. Sure, it’s expensive, and sure, it’s something of an oddity, but there’s something strangely beautiful about it that makes it such a one-of-its-kind off-roader that manages to meet the general requirements of your average 4×4 consumer.

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