PRICES and specifications have been released for the new Mercedes G-Class, including the most powerful version ever to go on sale in the UK.
The two-model petrol-only line-up starts with the G 350 BlueTec, which will cost £82,945 on the road. Producing 208bhp, its V6 engine maintains the same fuel efficiency at 25.2mpg and 295g/km of CO2.
Its specification has been increased and now incorporates new LED daytime running lights and a reworked interior that, for the first time, is fitted with Mercedes’ neat and efficient Comand Online interface.
Also fitted as standard is Parktronic; an audio and visual parking aid. New leather upholstery is fitted in conjunction with heated front and rear seats.
The second and range-topping model is the G 63 AMG, which combines near-540bhp clout with 561lb.ft of torque for immense muscle on- or off-road for £123, 115. Its output figures are 37bhp and 44lb.ft up on the old G 55 AMG’s, but with a 13% reduction in CO2 and a 15% improvement in fuel economy, at 20.5mpg and 322g/km of CO2.
The G 63 has more silver and chrome exterior trim, special interior leather trim, liberally splashed AMG logos and the same Comand Online and Harman Kardon systems as the G 350. It does gain DAB radio. Every new G-Class is fitted with permanent all-wheel drive, differential locks, four-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS) and a low-range gear reduction to ensure it remains an adept vehicle.