The Mercedes G-Class has been seen testing again ahead of its expected launch in 2018, showing minor interior and exterior changes and a wider track.
As all the previous generations of the G-Class aka G-Wagen, the future model will feature the same square design and retro body mounted on a chassis frame and a rear axle. But the extended wheel arches of the stained development of the cars (which can be seen more clearly when compared with the current generation of car in the second photo below), suggest that the 2018 G-Class could be expanded to allow more space in the cabin.
This increase in the room will probably be accompanied by an update of the interior, the evidence of that comes with the new door cards fitted to the car below, as well as Mercedes’ latest infotainment system.
The changes are also likely to be made to the Class G, the engine line-up, which currently features a turbocharged six-cylinder diesel and turbo eight-cylinder petrol engines in the uk, with a turbo engine of 6.0 liter V12 and 4.0-litre ‘hot vee’ turbo V8 available in other markets.
The “hot-vee’ V8 and V12 units are expected to remain without changes, and our sources also believes that the other V8, a old 5.5-litre unit will continue to be offered with the AMG G 63, you can see the evidence in the picture above. The six-cylinder diesel from the current G 350 d could be replaced by a more efficient unit, to be shared with the E-Class.
The E-Class features a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 254bhp and 457lb ft, which is 12bhp and 14lb ft more than the G-Class of the current diesel unit. Also meets the latest emissions standards, Euro 6, by what our sources believe that the G-Class will inherit it.
There are No other significant changes are planned for the 2018 model, in large part because a large part of the G-Class, the charm and appeal comes from the fact that it has kept faithful to the design of the original 1979.
The update of the G-Class looks like it’s going to make its world debut late next year, before going on sale in 2018.