If the Samsung Galaxy S III has a Samsung Galaxy Mini, then the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen has… the Mini-G? There is a lot of buzz these days about Mercedes’ plans to launch a smaller G-Wagen, and this unit—codenamed “Mini-G” internally and said to be slated to have a GLG badge—will be based on the A-Class and could be launched sometime around the middle of 2015. As expected, there are barely any details about the vehicle at the moment—even the name isn’t final yet—but it is expected that it will feature many physical traits similar to the original G-Wagen while having internal components like a smaller engine range. Of course, there might… Continue Reading »
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Captured recently on tape is this extended Mercedes-Benz G55. Enhanced by Brabus, it features revised headlights, bumpers and chrome trim. Done in black with black tint, it looks like a limousine that has the guts to go anywhere. And even though it’s powered by a 6.3-liter V8 in this case, one cannot expect any G-Class, with its barn-like aerodynamics, to get up and go. But that large engine will be put to good use in this particular vehicle, as you’d have to be cross-eyed not to notice the extra sheetmetal (and weight) that was added after the rear doors. As you’ll notice, the rear wheel arches don’t cut into the… Continue Reading »
Recalls were announced by Mercedes-Benz, the first one is for the all-weather floor mats of the M-Class W166. As their press release said, it is necessary to recall the mats since it comes in contact with the gas pedal and it could cause it to jam. This affects the all-weather floor mats that were produced from July 2011- July 2012, in which 8700 units were sold in the United States and 2800 were sold in Germany. Don’t worry, as there were no reported accidents yet. Meanwhile, 300 units G-Class in China and Germany that were rolled from September 2010 to April 2011 were also affected by a recall because of… Continue Reading »
This is a video of the Mercedes G63 AMG, inviting us to drive the new vehicle. To give you an idea of how the car performs, you should know that the G63 delivers 544 HP and 760 Nm of torque. The acceleration is from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and its maximum speed is at 130 mph or 210 km/h. Meanwhile, G65 AMG produces 612 HP and a torque of 1,000 Nm and accelerates at 5.3 seconds in 0 to 62mph. The top speed is at 143 mph, this is all because of the twin-turbo 6-liter engine that it is equipped with.
At first glance, calling the latest G63 AMG and its big brother (the G65 AMG) new seems silly, given that the G-Class can be described as a venerable, even evergreen model in light of its continued production in the face of newer designs. But the G-Class exudes an aura of ruggedness and dependability that few vehicles, Mercedes or not, can match. Continuous improvements to the looks, interior and powertrain of the G-Class has resulted in a vehicle that is far from what the original designers envisioned. Take as an example the new G63. Its drivetrain is adapted from the latest iteration of the ML63, which means it has AMG’s 7G-Tronic… Continue Reading »
Even Mercedes could not have foreseen the popularity of the G-Class, with this rugged offroader being a continually popular choice among the consuming public. From its utilitarian roots, the G-Class has become a luxury 4-wheeler that well-heeled customers still snap up even with fresher offerings not only from competitors but from Mercedes’ very own stable. This factor of contributing to the bottom line has stayed the G-Class’ execution and instead has compelled the carmaker to continually offer a refresh. For 2013, Mercedes has given the G-Class LED daytime running lights, new side-view mirrors, 20-inch rims with red calipers peeking behind and a redesigned grill and bumper. For the interior, there’s… Continue Reading »
If you’re a big fan of the big cars or the SUVs then you should be happy to know that other people are also picking up on that “fandom”. As evidenced by a 2 million units of SUVs sold by Mercedes-Benz, the big, rounded vehicles are now a trend. Mercedes-Benz head of sales and marketing said, “With the launch of our first sport utility vehicle, the G-Class, more than 30 years ago, we entered a segment in which we are now very successful with a total of five models. The SUVs today are an important pillar of Mercedes-Benz’s growth and have regularly posted a new sales record in every month… Continue Reading »