Mercedes-Benz G-Class World Premiere at the Detroit Auto Show | NAIAS 2018

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World premiere: At the Mercedes-Benz New Year’s Reception on the eve of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the all new Mercedes-Benz G-Class took centre stage. At first glance the new G-Class has changed very little compared to its predecessor. But appearances are deceptive... This G-Class generation is now #strongerthantime. Subscribe to the channel so you get notified for new videos here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MercedesBenzTV

With its completely updated interior and numerous new features, the G-Class has now undergone the most significant transformation in its almost 40-year career, but despite this major technical and stylistic overhaul the new G-Class manages to stay true to itself.

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class presents itself on top form. Whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, cutting-edge assistance systems, outstanding handling, and safety. At the same time, the new suspension, the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the “G-Mode” and the three 100‑percent differential locks enhance not only ride comfort but also agility – on any surface.

Working on the development of the new G-Class was extremely challenging for the team. “Enhancing an icon such as the G‑Class in technological terms was both a challenge and an opportunity at the same time. Each part and every bolt came under close scrutiny,” explains Dr Gunnar Güthenke, Head of the Off-Road Product Group at Mercedes-Benz. “With the body, our main focus was on increasing the vehicle rigidity and the connections between the suspension and drivetrain with the ladder-type frame.”

The G-Class, the luxury off-road vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, has long been considered a design icon. Its external appearance has not changed significantly since 1979. Iconic elements continue to serve very specific purposes, now as then, and to give the G‑Class its unique appearance. All these are still found in the new G‑Class: the distinctive door handle and the characteristic closing sound, the robust exterior protective strip, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and the prominent indicator lights. Extraordinary features like these in concert with the off-roader's angular lines define its special look.

The enhanced design of the G-Class follows the philosophy of Sensual Purity and at the same time remains true to the character of the original. As a result, the door hinges positioned on the outside and the surface-mounted bonnet are carried over to the new generation. With the latest update, the off-road icon – which has been continually enhanced technically over the decades but visually has hardly changed – is making the leap into a new era – both in terms of technology and form. The new G-Class is 53 mm longer and 121 mm wider and now has even greater presence, on the road as well as in rough terrain.

While the exterior maintains the iconic classic look, the interior of the G-Class has undergone a fundamental redesign which reinterprets the genes of the classic vehicle to reflect the exterior. With its off-road character and top-class luxury appointments, the G-Class has always combined two extremes in a harmonious symbiosis. Unmistakable at first glance and from the first touch, only high-quality materials are used. Every detail is finished by hand with the utmost care.

Getting into the G-Class reveals that numerous design features from the exterior have been transposed into the interior. The shape of the round headlamps, for instance, which is reflected in the side air vents. Or the design of the iconic indicators, found again in the shape of the loudspeakers. Hallmarks of the G‑Class include the grab handle in front of the front passenger and the chrome-highlighted switches for the three differential locks. Both have been meticulously optimised and retained as characteristic features.

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G-Class Strong Stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ORtgsuktfl1_LsJzFEVEbKBMdK4weEI
Top 10 G-Class Moments: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ORtgsuktfldxkXYfrXBkyV7ddHvAmu-
Road Trips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ORtgsuktfmtYIcJRtTgWcPNSkYdSjjm

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