The Legendary G-Class: Reemphasises its leading position with refinement

Top Quote Mercedes-Benz has introduced the significantly upgraded G Class to Hong Kong. New LED daytime driving lamps and new exterior mirrors bring a few discreet changes to the exterior appearance of the luxury off-roader. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 03, 2012 - The interior is characterised by high-quality appointments finished with exquisite materials. The instrument cluster and centre console have been completely redesigned. Parking aid PARKTRONIC and the ECO start/stop system are as standard in all models. New to the range are the G 500 and the G 63 AMG.

    The G-Class today is considered the top model among luxury-class cross-country vehicles, and has provided the gene pool for the other very successful SUVs built under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In its latest evolutionary stage, it offers state-of-the-art, powerful engines, a further improved range of luxurious appointments and the very latest safety features, as well, of course, as its now legendary off-road capabilities. At the same time the design remains true to its down-to-earth, unmistakable style.

    Discreet exterior modifications, a complete new look inside

    The external modifications include LED daytime running lamps and new exterior mirrors for all engine variants. The AMG versions also feature a new, characteristic AMG radiator grille with double louvres, plus distinctive AMG front apron with large air intakes. Red brake callipers and 20-inch wheels, available here for the first time, complement the emotive appeal of its exterior.

    The instrument panel and centre console have been completely redesigned to include new controls and generously proportioned, exclusively designed trim elements. These give the interior of the car a fresh and classy look. Drivers will now find a TFT colour display in the instrument cluster between the two round dials. A free standing 17.8 cm colour screen with the latest NTG 4.5 operating system, conveniently positioned in the centre, incorporates a 6-disc DVD changer and the COMAND Controller, which are standard on all G-Class models. This new infotainment generation offers, amongst other features, a navigation system with special additional off-road functions and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. In order to ensure that the G-Class nevertheless does not lose any of its character, certain specific design elements in the interior have been preserved. The G-Class thus retains the grab handle on the front-passenger side, the switches for the three differential locks - clearly aligned within the driver's field of vision and highlighted in silver-coloured trim - and the redesigned shift lever in the lower section of the centre console. Further individualisation options from the designo exclusive range are available as enhancements to what is already a very high-quality interior package.

    Safety features such as the parking aid PARKTRONIC is as standard while the parking aid PARKTRONIC with reversing camera are only as standard in G 500 and G 63 AMG.

    Sophisticated engines with high power reserves

    The range of engines in the G-Class includes the G 350 BlueTEC and the G 500, both as a long-wheelbase station wagon. The basic version of the long-wheelbase station wagon model is the G 350 BlueTEC with V6 diesel engine and a displacement of 2987 cc. The four-valve engine has an output of 211 hp at 3400 rpm and a rated torque of 540 Newton metres across an engine speed range of 1600 to 2400 rpm. The BlueTEC technology developed by Mercedes-Benz minimises its emissions, in particular of nitrogen oxides (NOx). The G 350 BlueTEC works to even better effect with the addition of AdBlueŽ, an aqueous urea solution that is injected into the flow of exhaust gases. Refilling with AdBlueŽ is conveniently done from the outside of the vehicle.

    The newly introduced G 500, with its powerful 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine. This has an output of 387 hp and offers excellent torque of 530 Newton metres. Both the G 350 and the G 500 feature the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission as standard. New to the range is the G 63 AMG with V8 biturbo engine 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque, which features the ECO start/stop system as standard.

    Superior off-roader

    The technical qualities of the G-Class continue to be highly prized. The tremendous torque of its engines makes the luxury off-roader an excellent vehicle for towing, while its three electrically controlled 100-percent differential locks, ladder frame and rigid axle characteristics make it an unrivalled proposition in rough, off-road terrain.

    About Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
    Established in 1986 and based in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz China Limited (MBCL) was the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the franchise-holder for all imported passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle products under the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brand names in the Northeast Asia region (China, Hong Kong and Macau). In 2005, MBCL moved all P.R. China operations to Beijing for further business development. On January 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited (MBHK) was established to take over the wholesale business for the Hong Kong and Macau markets.

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