• Upcoming 2019 Mercedes G-Wagon: New Ultra Luxurious and Larger Interior (G-Class)

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    2019 Mercedes G-Wagon (Mercedes-Benz G-Class)

    Mercedes-Benz unveils the much larger and redesigned interior of the upcoming new 2019 Mercedes G-Wagon. The G-Class will remain Mercedes’ most off-road worthy SUVs, but the interior now offers more passenger volume and a more premium feel.

    The characteristic horizontal grab handle on the passenger side and the three differential lockers/switches in the center of the dashboard remind of G-Wagon’s tough off-road vehicle beginnings and nearly 40 years of history. Many other aspects of the interior draw lineage to other modern Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, such as the E-Class and the S-Class. Take a look at the gauges, button, infotainment screen and controls.

    How much bigger is the new G-Wagon?  Here are the specs provided by Mercedes.

    Difference New vs Old
    Legroom – front + 1.5 in (38 mm)
    Legroom – rear + 5.9 in (150 mm)
    Shoulder width – front + 1.5 in (38 mm)
    Shoulder width – rear + 1.1 in (27 mm)
    Elbow room – front + 2.7 in (68 mm)
    Elbow room – rear + 2.2 in (56 mm)

    A whopping 5.9 inches of additional rear legroom?!  Judging by these numbers, the new G-Wagon should be longer and wider than the current one.

    Although, we do not yet know what the exterior of the next G-Wagon will look like, you can bet it will not stray too far from it’s boxy military-grade character. The interior images show large geometric shapes of the windows and body lines.

    Check out these recent G550 4×4 Squared videos!

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
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    19 thoughts on “Upcoming 2019 Mercedes G-Wagon: New Ultra Luxurious and Larger Interior (G-Class)

    1. This G-wagon is not cost-optimum for OR use.
      Would like to see a direct comparison with even a 4-inch lifted Wrangler Rubicon on “Cliffhanger 2.0” or some trail even more demanding.
      But here is why I am suspicious:
      1) It costs ~3X the price of the Wrangler(!);
      2) Ground clearance does NOT translate into Articulation (as in, what is the RTI on the G-wagon?);
      3) Those standard tires are expensive, easily damaged, and are NOT heavy OR tires (Would prefer All Terrain A/T KO2’s);
      4) Commercial portal axles (PA’s) are LESS durable than solid live axles (SLA’s) in ledge hopping and rock crawling. The 2X cantilever effect of forces on PA’s at the bottom of the tire will be a problem for sideways slamming;
      5) The ~2X higher center-of-gravity means that side-skirting a ridge will also be ~2X more likely to result in a roll-over. And that tall height will be less likely to clear some overhead obstacles.
      6) Highway fuel mileage at 11 MPG is a disaster. What would it be in heavy OR use? What is the capacity of the fuel tank? Where does one strap on extra gas?
      7) Trail repairs! The Wrangler is MADE to be fixed easily OR when needed, and damage WILL occur if one does serious challenges. Common items are tire failures; axle half-shafts; U-joints; and CVJ’s. How does one swap them out on the G-wagon?
      8) How long will those cute side-exhausts last when dragging the vehicle over boulders, and where are the rock rails under the rocker panels?

      For me, this G-wagon suffers from the typical “German-vehicle syndrome”: over-engineered; over complex; and over-priced! Its best use may be cruising Hollywood Blvd to impress your friends (and enemies) with how frivolously rich you are (^_^)…


        1. WhatsHisName – – –

          Wow! Good catch…and a very good question!

          Andre, what about that? Why aren’t we seeing our beloved Jeeps here (also known as “M38 TRUCK, General Purpose, 1/4 ton”!) ??????

          So far as I know, the G-Wagen** was never even classified as a truck!

          **..and it’s “G-Wagen”, not “G-Wagon”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_G-Class


      1. @Bernie
        The G Wagon in 6×6 Format was selected by the Australian Army.
        Wrangler is more a fun Off Road vehicle rather than a serious Off Roader.I.E tows and carries very little and limited range

    2. It seems you guys don’t know that much about the G-wagen. What it has in common with the Wrangler is the frame and solid axles. But the G-wagen is vastly more heavy duty underneath than a Wrangler.

      The G-wagen hasn’t changed much since it was introduced. The suspension and 4×4 system is extremely similar to the 1970-1996 Range Rover Classic. Fully boxed frame, permanent four-wheel drive, long-travel coil suspension, full-float solid *front* and rear axles, and offset front and *rear* differentials. Like the old Range Rover, it uses hardened chromium swivel balls which protect and fully enclose heavy-duty CV joints in an oil bath. They have no rubber boots and are impervious to off-road damage. It also adds a locking center, rear, and front differential and of course has a low range gearing.

      Bernie, only the rare “squared” version uses portal axles. Most G-wagens use normal axles.

      The G has been available in this country with V8 engines, supercharged or not. Only the AMG versions came with side exhausts.

      Nobody off-roads this thing, but overseas Mercedes sells two versions: the 461 and 463. The 463 is identical to the luxury versions we get here. The 461 visually looks the same and has all the same mechanical features…but features a stripped down interior with just basic amenities and steel rims.

      The G was never conceived as a status symbol. It was produced as a military vehicle…a German Jeep or Land Rover, if you will. Only later did it become one.

      G-wagens hold their value tremendously. Better than the Toyota Land Cruiser. They have effortless power, but do not handle well.

      If Benz changes the boxy shape, sales will fall flat. People buy it because it looks like nothing else, and everyone knows exactly what it is. It appears the new version is just like the old one on the outside. The dash dimensions appear identical, too. Not sure TFL has got this right that there will *physically* be a new G or if Benz just figured out how to get more room out of the interior. Maybe dropped cargo space in exchange for rear leg room. The current G has a very short dashboard, and this one looks identical.

      1. I don’t really care to know that much about them because I will never buy one. As different as it may be from Wrangler, they’re similar enough to be kept to the same TFL website in my opinion, that’s all I’m saying.

        1. Read again, Moondog. Those portal axles are only offered on the “Squared” versions, which are a recent and rare addition to the model lineup. I can guarantee the standard G-wagen uses standard axles, and that would be for 99.5% of all production of this vehicle since introduction.

      1. The Rubicon is better off road thanks to more ground clearance and better approach / departure angles. The upside for the Benz driver is he will do his off-roading quite comfortably, in stark opposition to the Wrangler driver. And when the trail ends and it’s time to get back on the road, all the Wrangler will be seeing is the Benz’s taillights.

    3. @Troverman
      “Nobody off-roads this thing, but overseas Mercedes sells two versions: the 461 and 463. The 463 is identical to the luxury versions we get here”
      Like the Lucury Landcruisers they do take these Off Road in Australia

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