All Mercedes-Benz G-Class models now offer up to 16 percent more power and up to 17 percent lower fuel consumption. The range includes the G 350 d with new improved performance from 155 kW to 180 kW, and the Mercedes-AMG G 63, also with new improved performance from 400 kW to 420 kW.

A new suspension set-up, together with more sensitive ESP® control, results in increased driving stability, safety and road comfort. The exterior and interior have also been given an upgrade. The exclusive AMG EDITION 463 is also being launched.

Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader is beginning a new chapter in a success story that spans more than 35 years. With its continuously improved technology and high-class equipment specification, this all-terrain icon has consistently satisfied the highest expectations of off-road fans.

More power, lower fuel consumption

The engines in the other G-Class models have likewise been upgraded:

  • The G 350 d benefits from a hike in output from 155 kW to 180 kW, with its torque climbing from 540 to 600 Nm. The G 350 d now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds instead of the previous 9.1 seconds. The combined NEDC consumption drops from 11.2 litres per 100 kilometres to 9.9 l/100 km.
  • The AMG G 63 now delivers 420 kW instead of 400 kW with torque of 760 Nm.

The G 350 d and the AMG G 63 are equipped as standard with an ECO start/stop function that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by switching off the engine when the vehicle is at rest, e.g. in a traffic jam or at traffic lights.

As is typical of the G-Class, the new models retain the familiar sturdy basis of body and ladder-type frame, which still offers generous reserves to cope with the increased power. Also retained is the unrivalled off-road performance with permanent all-wheel drive, low-range gearbox and three differential locks that can be engaged/disengaged while on the move.

Optimised ESP®

The standard suspension setup has been revised with optimised shock absorbers for improved control of body movements and even greater on-road ride comfort.  An adapted ESP® setup makes enhanced driving dynamics possible and, as a result, increased driving stability and road safety. Optimisations to ASR and ABS result in improved traction while shortening the stopping distance when braking. The front-axle load capacity has been raised by 100 kg to 1550 kg.

As already familiar from the AMG variant, the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission in the G 350 d model now also features a manual transmission mode. This mode, which can be conveniently activated by pressing the “M” button, allows the driver to savour the high available torque and to use the steering-wheel shift paddles to decide just when to change gear.

Enhanced inside and out

Visually, the new G 350 d is especially easy to identify by its restyled bumpers and now standard flared wheel arches in the vehicle colour. The G 350 d now also comes as standard with 45.7 cm (18-inch) five-spoke light-alloy wheels.

On the inside, the G 350 d features an eye-catching instrument cluster in two-tube look with 11.4 cm multifunction display and redesigned pointers and dials. The Mercedes-AMG 63 aslo sports a redesigned instrument cluster.

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New choice of colours

A new Colour package is available for customers wishing to give their AMG G-Class an even more personal look. There are exclusive exterior paint finishes in solar beam, tomato red, alien green, sunset beam and galactic beam. Detachable parts such as mirrors, front and rear bumpers, wheel arch extensions, the ring around the spare wheel cover as well as the roof are painted in obsidian black. The interior topstitching is colour-matched to the paintwork.

New AMG EDITION 463 special model: visible dynamics

With the new EDITION 463 special model, Mercedes-AMG is giving the G 63 an impressive sporty look. The exquisite interior specification includes a two-tone instrument panel, two-tone seats in high-quality designo leather with side bolsters in carbon-look leather and contrasting topstitching, seat and door centre panels in a diamond look, carbon-fibre trim and door pulls in nappa leather.

On the outside, a stainless steel underguard, AMG sport stripes along the sides and a protective-strip insert in black aluminium look underscore both the dynamics and exclusivity of the special model. The G 63 is fitted with exclusive 53.3 cm (21-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in matt black with high-sheen spokes and
295/40 R 21 wide-base tyres.

The new models at a glance:  (including 14% VAT excl. CO2 emission tax)

Model

Cyl.

cc

kW/hp

Nm

0-100
km/h

Price

in Rand

G 350 d

V6

2987

180/245

600

8.8 sec

R1,418,000

AMG G 63

V8

5461

420/571

760

5.4 sec

R2,166,000

AMG G 63

EDITION 463

V8

5461

420/571

760

5.4 sec

R2,166,000 + R152,000