The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an icon, as it remains hilariously similar to the military vehicles that inspired it four decades ago. As expected, the 2018 G-Class is expected to hit showrooms as a carryover model.
The 2018 G-Class will, of course, carry on the same utilitarian exterior and luxurious interior as it has for countless years. Logic says this design class should not work, but the G-Class continues as one of Mercedes’ most sought-after models.
With its styling remaining the same, there is no reason to expect any changes to its standard features. If this rings true, look for the 2018 G-Class to come standard with leather seating, 10-way power seats, heated mirrors, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, navigation, and a premium audio system.
We expect the 2018 G-Class to continue with its trio of models that boast three engine options. The base G550 will include a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. The AMG G63 will boast a 5.5-liter V8 with 563 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. Topping the range will be the AMG G65 with its 6.0-liter V12 that will crank out 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.
The IIHS hasn’t tested the G-Class for safety, nor do we expect it to anytime soon. But it does have some modern safety equipment, like adaptive cruise, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and parking sensors.
Expect a full review closer to launch.