Mercedes-Benz India has launched the latest G-Class, priced from Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom). The company currently offers only the G400d variant, indicating a diesel-powered SUV. The booking fee has been set at Rs 1.5 lakh, with the German manufacturer announcing that deliveries will start in the last quarter of 2023. The SUV is available in two unique aesthetic lines: the ‘AMG’ line and the newly introduced ‘Adventure’ line, tailored for the Indian market.
Exterior Features of Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The new G-Class maintains its iconic design language with no significant changes from its predecessors. The SUV upholds its lofty stance and boxy dimensions, complemented by round LED headlights and the signature rectangular taillights positioned just above the rear bumper.
The AMG Line’s exterior features are quite standard. However, the Adventure variant boasts a roof rack, a full-size spare tyre mounted on the tailgate, and an exclusive selection of four new colours out of a total palette of 25, specifically available for this variant.
The Adventure Edition sports 18-inch silver-painted 5-spoke alloy wheels, while the AMG Line comes with standard 20-inch alloys. The Adventure Edition’s look and enhancements suggest a fit for the great outdoors, whereas the AMG Line exudes an urban appeal. Nonetheless, the AMG Line is equally skilled at off-roading, confirmed by a ground clearance of 241mm and a 700mm water-wading ability.
Interior Details of Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The interior design of the G-Class remains consistent, but the AMG Line variant offers an ‘Exclusive Line Interior Package’. This includes a Burmester surround sound system, a sliding sunroof, ambient lighting, Nappa leather upholstery, and air vents with a silver chrome finish. The Adventure Edition shares the standard model’s interior but includes a Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Powertrain Specifications of Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The latest Mercedes-Benz G-Class introduces the acclaimed diesel engine variant. The G 400d utilises the existing 3.0-litre inline-six diesel engine, featured in models such as the GLS in India. The engine, delivering 326bhp and 700Nm—a step up from the previous 350d’s 282bhp and 600Nm—is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. With three locking differentials and a low range, Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system ensures power delivery to all four wheels. The G 400d also introduces a special G Mode for off-road driving. This mode, activated when one of the three differential locks or the low range is engaged, modifies the chassis damping, steering, and accelerator characteristics, preventing unnecessary gearshifts and maximising off-road capability.
Pricing for Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The identical pricing of Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom) for both variants allows customers to choose the G-Wagon that best aligns with their lifestyle preferences. You can anticipate shipping to start in the final quarter of this year. The G-Class is set to compete against the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 and the Land Rover Defender.