If you’re an avid fan of social media in the UAE, you would have noticed the hundreds of images of G-Wagen’s flooding your feeds. Prepare for more as the New Mercedes-Benz G-Class has arrived in the UAE.
Launched this week in Dubai, the next-generation of the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class features the latest technology, enhanced performance and the familiar boxy shape G-Wagen lovers across the world.
Starting with the latter, upon first glance there’s a refreshed front grille flanked by new LED headlights, and while it retains the boxy design, many of the vehicle’s lines are now round instead of straight.
Overall, the latest version is 53mm longer and 121mm wider compared to the outgoing model and underneath its rugged appearance is new front suspension with independent double wishbones which replace the 40-year-old stick axle.
Power comes courtesy of a revised twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 mated to a new nine-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels. In the range-topping G 63, the motor produces 585 horsepower.
Inside, the New Mercedes-Benz G-Class follows the latest interior design of all high-end Mercedes models which includes the multi-function steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls, redesigned air-con vents and the two 12.3-inch display modules.
Also present is a drive-mode selector which allows the driver to select Comfort, Sport, Individual and Eco modes plus there is a unique drive mode for the G-Wagen called G-Mode.
Selecting said mode adjusts the throttle, steering and gearing of the vehicle for off-road driving.
Furthermore, thanks to its increased dimensions, rear legroom increases by 150mm.
New Mercedes-Benz G-Class price guide
In the UAE, the G 500 starts at AED 440,000 and the G 63 starts at AED 600,000.