Mercedes-Benz G Class News

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    This year marks 40 years since the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class made its debut, and the brand told the story of its inception on Wednesday to mark the occasion. Originally, the G Wagon, or Gelandewagen, was conceived as a military vehicle. However, Mercedes-Benz and the Austrian firm Steyr-Daimler-Puch began discussions about a civilian version of the SUV as early as 1969. In 1971, the two companies began to grow closer to collaboration, and by 1972, they agreed to cooperate and build an SUV of "uncompromising off-road and on-road capability," per a press release issued when the vehicle...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550
    8 things you need to know about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 and AMG G63

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen doesn’t look much different than the boxy SUVs from each of the 40 years preceding it. Typically, if a vehicle is indistinguishable from its predecessors, that’s a bad thing. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is anything but typical. I went to San Diego...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the mud
    How to drive through mud in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    Off-roading isn't simply sprinting through rugged terrain or crawling over rocks with the knowledge that the vehicle will handle whatever comes its way. There are proper steps to prevent a truck or SUV from getting stuck. Mercedes-Benz shared a video on Wednesday to show owners of the 2019 G-Class...

  • 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6
    2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 for sale in US for $1.69M

    A few years ago, Mercedes-AMG showed off the wild G63 6x6—a G-Class with six wheels, three axles, and plenty of off-road chops. They've long been sold out after a run of 100 production vehicles, but one has surfaced for sale. Listed on eBay in the United States, this 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63
    2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 will set you back $148,495

    The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 will hit the trails and coddle drivers with a base price of $148,495, the brand announced Monday. The starting price includes a mandatory $995 destination and delivery fee. The 2019 G-Class gets the first major change in the model's history. It's the first time since 1979...

  • Mani Kulasooriya's Mercedes-Benz G-Class pickup truck
    Off-roader built a Mercedes-Benz G-Class pickup because Mercedes won't for the US

    Mani Kulasooriya just wanted to build a capable off-road truck that wasn’t too flamboyant. He failed miserably. His one-of-a-kind 2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 pickup truck can’t turn a wheel without drawing a crowd, whether it’s off road in a forest full of redwoods or picking up...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G500 Brabus B40 - 500

    The German tuner Brabus turns Mercedes-Benz products into even more powerful yet still luxurious monster machines. Usually, Brabus does a fair job of subtly upgrading styling as well. Brabus has gotten its hands on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G500 and done a fantastic job of making powertrain improvements. As far as the looks go, we're not in love. First, the good stuff. Sticking with Mercedes' twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine, Brabus turns up the juice with its own electronic control model that increases output from 416 to 493 horsepower and torque from 450 to 524 pound-feet of twist. Now...

  • INKAS Mercedes-AMG G63 armored limo
    $1.2 million bulletproof Mercedes G63 limo could save your life

    Those in need of the ultimate protection and who aren't the President of the United States may want to take a gander at this. It's a Mercedes-AMG G63 limousine with a bulletproof exterior and lavish amenities inside. INKAS, the Canadian maker of armored vehicles that also operates out of Lagos...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG G65
    2017 Mercedes-AMG G65 recalled for being too fast...in reverse

    Mercedes has a completely new G-Class for the first time since the boxy beast debuted in the 1970s. The V-12 does not return, at least for now, but the outgoing V-12-powered G65 remains a tremendously powerful, exceedingly expensive, and wickedly fast square box. It's too fast, it seems, when the...

  • Jon Olsson presents Lord Hans his convertible G550 4x4
    Jon Olsson's topless Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 is ridiculous

    Jon Olsson is doing everything right. The man knows how to enjoy life, and part of that involves taking a car and modifying it in a way that works for him. The latest example of this is Olsson's Mercedes-Benz G550, which has been transformed into a roofless go-anywhere mobile. It has a name. The...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63
    2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 and AMG G63 first drive review: flying bricks and off-road tricks

    We’re far off charted roads, somewhere in France’s L’Occitanie region, on some family estate where wine and off-roading are baronial hobbies, when I first take a peek in the rearview mirror. As I crash a 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 through trashcan-sized holes and muddy slip-n-slides...

  • 2018 BAIC BJ80 6x6 - Image via Autohome
    China's BAIC copies the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6

    No, this isn't the monster G-Class cooked up by the mad boffins in the Mercedes-AMG engineering department. Instead, this is the copycat result cooked up by Chinese automaker BAIC. BAIC has been selling a clone of the regular Mercedes-Benz G-Class for a number of years, under the name BJ80. But on...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled its first redesign for the G-Class since the original civilian model was launched in 1979. The vehicle boasts familiar looks but a modern chassis and all the latest tech you'd find in the rest of the Mercedes lineup. It won't reach showrooms until the end of the year, however, meaning you still have a chance to buy a brand new example of the original G-Class. The 2018 model year is the last for the original G-Class and buyers have three models to choose from: the regular G550 and the G63 and G65 performance duo from AMG. The G550 and G63 are both powered by...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 muscles in with 577 horsepower
    2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 muscles in with 577 horsepower

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday took the covers off the AMG version of the redesigned 2019 G-Class. The G-Class is unique in the Mercedes lineup in that half of all models sold are from AMG, with the V-8-powered G63 being the most popular. Until recently, there was also a V-12-powered G65. For the new...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    How Mercedes made the 2019 G-Class: cue up the original, make it better

    Some vehicles keep designers up at night when a redesign is due. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of those vehicles. Change too much, and loyalists will balk. Change too little, and it could go unnoticed. How did Mercedes-Benz designers ensure the iconic G-Class was still a G at the end of the day?...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class video preview

    Mercedes-Benz has redesigned an icon, but it might not look like it. The Gelandewagen carries on the boxy, brutalist styling it pioneered in the 1970s. But the rigid adherence to this iconic design hides some of the changes for 2019. Mercedes added more emotive headlights and a dark, militaristic...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: tried, true, and all-new

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the definition of retro-cool. After 40 years, the G-Class enters its second full generation with a thorough redesign that doesn't change the way it looks but improves upon its biggest faults. The G-Wagen was revealed Sunday ahead of the 2018 Detroit auto show. The...

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz G-Class resin display at 2018 Detroit Auto Show
    Jurassic G-Class: Mercedes-Benz encases original model to mark SUV's second coming

    As of Friday, locals passing by Detroit's Cobo Hall, where the Detroit auto show takes place, will see something mighty peculiar. To mark the introduction of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class as a 2019 model the brand has constructed a 49-ton synthetic resin display with a 1979 G-Class...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class leaked - Image via AutoWeek.nl

    The first photos of Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned G-Class have leaked ahead of the vehicle’s January 15 debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The photos were published on Dutch website AutoWeek.nl and reveal in full the design of the new off-roader. The look is hardly surprisingly as it was already known the design team was retaining the iconic lines of the previous-generation G-Class whose boxy shape dates to the original civilian G-Class launched in 1979. There are subtle differences that die-hard G-Class fans will recognize, however. The headlights are larger...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    How Mercedes is boosting the off-road prowess of its 2019 G-Class

    The reveal of Mercedes-Benz’s first full redesign for its iconic G-Class is almost here. The new SUV debuts on January 15 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit but Mercedes has already let slip some of the details. The redesign is the most significant change to the...

  • A G63 AMG 6x6 can still get stuck in the snow
    Turns out snow can conquer a Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6

    The Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 is an absolute monster of a machine. You start with a regular G-Class, which is already a tough off-road-oriented beast with three differentials. Then, you add more power, more off-road ability, and an entire third axle. With the G63, you're unleashing a 544 horsepower...

  • Teaser video for 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class debuting at 2018 Detroit auto show
    Get ready for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class debut on January 15

    The mighty Mercedes-Benz G-Class is in for its first major redesign since the vehicle was introduced in civilian form in 1979, and the new version of the iconic Gelandewagen will be revealed to the world on January 15 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In the lead up...

  • Jon Olsson cut the roof off his Mercedes-AMG G500 4×4
    Watch Jon Olsson cut the roof off his Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4

    Jon Olsson is living his best life. He's doing the things the rest of us wish we could do, and that includes traveling the world, excelling at a sport (he's a freeskier and ski racer), and earning lots of money to spend on toys. It's his toys that make us curious, as Olsson is known for buying and...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Mercedes reveals 2019 G-Class cabin, confirms Detroit debut

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class may have a boxy design dating back to the 1970s, but that’s exactly what appeals to buyers of the iconic Gelandewagen. That’s why prototypes for a redesigned version show a very familiar shape. In fact, it’s almost impossible to tell the new model apart...

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