So Mercedes has kept the noticeable exterior changes minimal. I think I might have said 2018 a few times in the video. While hardcore off-roaders might balk at the G abandoning its solid front-axle, this setup should make this 4x4 much better on road, which is where a lot of Gs spend their time. Should the luxurous Mercedes G-Class stick to the pavement? It's the first all-new Geländewagen since the original debuted in 1979, and it promises to be the best one yet. The German manufacturer has also ditched the recirculating ball steering setup for a more modern electromechanical rack-and-pinion system.
What you cant see, however, is that high- and ultra-high-strength steel, along with aluminum hood, doors, and fenders have been extensively used. It is a strong solid car. Dimension Increase when compared to last generation Length 2. We'll miss the outgoing G, which was thoroughly outdated but wonderfully charming. However the body-on-frame chassis, low-range gearing and three locking differential continue on to this generation.
Electric power steering also means the G-Class will finally be offered with features like parking assistance. The center console is neatly stacked as well. It is only one step down from owning your own tank. JerryRigEverything recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, expensive electronics, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. We're going to get straight to the stuff you care about first—the G's chassis. The 2019 G-Class will hit production sometime later this year, and as always, it'll be built in Graz, Austria by contract-manufacturer Magna Steyr. The G's growth means the interior is considerably larger, with more space for all occupants.
What was shown on CarGurus was not what the actual mileage was it was caught by me prior to the sale but I still went forward. Apart from some of the existing engine options, a 282bhp, 2. It come mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. You also get three locking differentials to help out with really difficult terrain, and of course, a low-range gearbox. Also, leg-, head- and shoulder room have improved.
It has grown in size wheelbase increased by 1. However It was worth my money. It ditches the old G's recirculating ball setup for electric power assistance, which enables Comfort, Sport, and Off-Road steering modes. You can also get the G-Class with Multi-contour seats that offer massaging, since no one should be uncomfortable when they off-road. Dealer did offer to split the cost with me, still waiting on the check.
It has not changed much since the early days but the new updates are one of its biggest since the 90s. G-Mode activates automatically whenever low-range is engaged, or when one of the G's three differentials are locked. That's thanks to increased use of high- and ultra-high-strength steel, and aluminum for the hood, doors, and fenders. Only attempt your own repairs if you can accept personal responsibility for the results, whether they are good or bad. Mercedes-Benz Actually, it's worth exploring the 2019 G's steering more in-depth too. Due to factors beyond the control of JerryRigEverything, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.
Box on my 'About page': JerryRigEverything assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. We can't wait to find out. It still offers a permanent four-wheel drive system, but this time it sends 40 percent of its torque to the front axle with the remaining 60 going to the rear, rather than splitting torque evenly. Mercedes also promises that the G-Class retains its classic door thunk sound, and we are irrationally excited to put that to the test. But either way, the beautiful redesign of Mercedes' off road power house is here! Note details like the external door-hinges, external front turn signals, tailgate-mounted spare tire and the plastic protective strip running the length of the body.
The G-Class grows in every dimension for 2019. And for the first time, the G-Class has real cupholders. Hopefully the new one lives up to the old. It sounds like the Geländewagen going to be a much better road car than before, and hopefully that doesn't come at the expense of its off-road abilities. I was super impressed with the G-Class.