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Matt Ouellette 2018-01-13
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2019 Ram 1500 gains hybrid smarts, 12-inch screen for Detroit

New Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Can you spot the difference?

Ford Ranger: A generational retrospective ahead of the new 2019 model

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: The O.G., better than ever

New Jetta snags some sweet Audi DNA

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt jumps off of the screen, into our hearts

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Michael Nicewander 2018-01-04
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Officially revealed in fetching camouflage wrap today, the new SUV may not look much difference from its lengthy line of predecessors, but that’s because what’s important is Mercedes demonstrating it still has off-road prowess.

To do that, the automaker takes it to the Scho ckl, a mountain near the Austrian city of Graz.

While it’s only a three and a half mile route in total, it takes you over some seriously arduous terrain.

Gradients of up to 60-percent, along with lateral inclinations of up to 40-percent, will put any SUV through its paces, and Mercedes says the new G-Class did more than 1,200 miles of repeat testing during its development.

As is now traditional for a G-Class, Mercedes has used a ladder-type frame, but combined it for the 2019 model year with a new suspension system that it worked on with the AMG team.

AMG might normally be focused on track performance, but for the new off-roader it was helping make an SUV even more comfortable and capable in the rough.

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Guy Moorhouse 2017-12-19
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Having an icon in your line-up can be a blessing and a curse, something Mercedes-Benz knows all about when it comes to refreshing fan-loved stalwarts like the G-Wagon.

Newly redesigned, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is only ready to show off its updated interior right now, but I’m happy to report that the automaker walked that fine line between adding new features to bring the G-Class into the modern era, while still preserving those all-important elements enthusiasts demand.

Since its introduction in 1979, and with over 300,000 vehicles roaming the roads, the SUV has gone through minor facelift changes, but nothing to the extent of the updates for the 2019 model year.

Are all these changes for the better or worse?

The easy-to-reach grab handle on the passenger side, along with the familiar differential locks positioned front and center are also carried over: the latter is unchanged right down to the notification colors, which have gone untouched over the last four generations.

Outside, the robust exterior protective strip, the exposed spare tire on the rear door, and the indicator lights remain unmodified.

collect
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Earl Rizvi 2017-12-13
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The venerable Mercedes G-Class has been around since 1979 and the design and style of the vehicle has stayed basically the same since the introduction of the vehicle.

Mercedes has unveiled the interior of the new G-Class and says that this is the most significant transformation in the 4-year history of the vehicle.

The interior is a very swanky place now with two-tone leather available and lots of shiny silver, wood trim, and other nice touches.

The interior looks like it is meant to be inside a very expensive and luxurious SUV.

The new interior gives drivers full control over the infotainment system without taking hands off the steering wheel.

The wheel also has touch-sensitive Touch Control Buttons on it that respond to swiping motions common on smartphones.

collect
0
Adolfo Lorenzo 2018-01-02
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We've already seen what it looks like on the inside, but we still don't know what the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class' exterior will hold.

That changes in less than two weeks.

Mercedes-Benz put out a teaser video announcing the debut date of the new G-Class.

It will bow on Jan. 15 as part of the Detroit Auto Show.

The new video doesn't offer up much in the way of new information -- instead, it reminded us that this model can trace its history back to the Mesozoic Era.

OK, maybe it's not that old, but the Geländewagen still has quite the history.

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0
Charles Houston 2018-01-04
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And it appears the new one will keep true to the brute-ute's history.

Mercedes-Benz has given out a bit more information on its upcoming 2019 G-Class ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, most of it relating to the car's off-road prowess.

Its nine-speed automatic routes power to all four wheels permanently, with a standard split of 40 percent torque to the front and 60 percent to the rear.

A new double-wishbone front axle has its attachment points as high as possible to ensure the car doesn't drag on rocks and the like.

There's a new solid rear axle, too, with four control arms on each side and a Panhard rod.

The G-Class' adaptive dampers come connected to a new G-Mode that tweaks the suspension, transmission, gas pedal and steering when the vehicle ventures off-road.

collect
0
Filiberto Lahey 2017-12-12
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When Mercedes-Benz uncovers the new 2019 G-Class next month at the Detroit Auto Show, the exterior likely won't veer too far from the boxy off-road specimen that it's been for nearly 40 years.

Instead, the drastic changes will be found inside of a thoroughly reworked interior.

For starters, occupants will enjoy more room.

The front seats gain 1.5-inches of legroom and shoulder room, while elbow room is up by 2.7 inches.

Second-row passengers will enter through larger door openings and enjoy an additional 5.9 inches of legroom, 1.1 inches of shoulder room and 2.2 inches of elbow space.

Upping rear comfort further are seatbacks that recline in nine different positions and a third climate control zone.

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Carl Chasin 2018-12-31
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2018 Honda N-One RS: Cutie with surprising booty

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe can use a fingerprint instead of a key

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a total off-road champ

How to wipe your data from your car

2020 Toyota Supra: This might be it

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0
Malcolm Vanderveen 2017-12-05
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Mercedes made sure it goes out with a bang by turning up the craziness with limited-edition models like the G550 4×4 .

Some early examples trickled in through gray market channels with varying degrees of dubiousness, but official sales didn’t begin here until 2002.

Mercedes introduced the G550 4×4 (or 4×4-squared) as a close-to-production concept at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

It gains portal axles normally booked by the Unimog, correspondingly wide fender flares, appropriately huge wheels, and a custom-designed suspension to prevent the package from springing apart at the seams.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 416 horsepower between 5,250 and 5,500 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque over a relatively wide band that stretches from 2,250 to 4,750 rpm.

Finally, some of the seat adjustments are pneumatically controlled with a quartet of rotary dials mounted in a cluster sandwiched between the edge of the seat and the center console.

collect
0
Richard Bond 2018-01-15
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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of the most immediately recognizable models on the road, and it's every bit as capable as its looks suggest.

Trouble is, it's not exactly great to drive, and its tech is a bit lacking.

While its boxy good looks are still accounted for, there are some slight updates to the front and rear fascia.

But while it might look the same, the body is actually 2.1 inches longer and 4.8 inches wider than before.

Whereas the previous-generation G-Class wasn't quite up to date in terms of creature comforts, the 2019 model is ready to party.

Some traditional G-Class hallmarks remain, including the passenger grab handle and the three differential locks on the center stack.

collect
0
James Desmond 2016-09-16
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The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class could get a smaller sibling before the end of the decade, according to a recent report.

Tentatively named GLB, the crossover will slot between the GLA and the GLC in Mercedes ever-growing lineup of soft- and off-roaders.

Visually, it will wear a brawny design that will borrow styling cues from both the aforementioned G-Class and the Ener-G-Force concept pictured that debuted during the 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The final design hasn t been locked in yet, but the mini G is shaping up to be one of the most rugged-looking models in its class.

While the G uses body-on-frame construction, the GLB will feature unibody construction.

British magazine Auto Express believes it will share the modular MFA2 platform with the next A, B, GLA, and CLA models.

collect
0
Mike Estes 2018-12-04
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Few vehicles are as over-specified for their typical habitat as the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Mercedes-Benz G550.

The automaker’s iconic “G Wagon” may be a legitimate off-roader, but its unmistakable design is more familiar from Malibu than out in the mud.

Its bodywork is still more set-square than sculpted, but it looks more off-road friendly than the G63.

The circular daytime running lights squint calculating through the frames of its bull-bars, as if coolly assessing the terrain ahead.

There are some cars which, just in those first moments of sitting behind the wheel, make you feel special.

There’s no hybrid, no secret plug-in to coax out an extra mpg or two: just conspicuous profligacy of a sort we’re meant to be leaving behind.

collect
0
Charles Pete 2018-08-04
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Now you can be safe from snipers.

The 2018 Inkas Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG armored limousine has B7-rated ballistic protection, the highest feasible level for a civilian-grade ride.

Armoring for the new model is upgraded from the previous limo’s B6 rating, which could withstand armor-piercing rounds, but not when fired from a super-high-velocity sniper’s rifle.

Inkas’ stretched and armored G-Wagen has plenty of luxe comfort and entertainment features, but the justification you’ll need to write a $1.2 million check for the base model is all about personal protection.

The 2018 Inkas G63 AMG starts with advanced B7-level body armor, ballistic glass, and infrared and thermal cameras for perimeter surveillance.

Higher level armoring and addition defensive and offensive features are available.

collect
0
Bill Brown 2018-08-04
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Back in the day, if you were a dictator, despot, or just ludicrously wealthy and paranoid person, then you had yourself a Mercedes 600.

It was the biggest, fastest and most expensive car you could buy.

Nowadays, the world is a different place, and those same despots and celebrities want the same features but in a different package, and thankfully, Inkas is willing and able oblige them.

The Inkas armored G63 stretch limousine is the kind of vehicle that sends a message.

First, it says that you're as rich as Croesus because it costs upwards of $1.157 million to buy, and secondly, that you probably have more than a few enemies.

Still, it looks like a real choice place to spend time, especially if someone is peppering your vehicle with small-arms fire.

collect
0
John Johannes 2018-01-15

I know this isn't really the appropriate thread for this, but can the tech field stop referring to screen sizes soley by their diagonal dimension?

A "12.3 inch screen" can refer to to a perfect square, and it can also refer to something almost 12 inches wide by one inch high.

Let's start insisting on both width and height dimensions from now on.

We can handle the added information.

collect
0
Robert Tuohy 2017-12-13
img

It hasn’t changed much over the course of its unusually long production run but it’s finally preparing to retire.

We’ll see a brand-new G next month at the Detroit Auto Show, and Mercedes has published the first official pictures of its next SUV.

The German company is only showing us the interior, which on first impression looks appreciably more upmarket than before.

The layout is similar; the dashboard is tall and shallow and the windshield is flat.

Tech features like the cutting-edge dual-screen setup and the touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel come straight from the bigger S-Class.

More basic models settle for a single infotainment screen and an instrument cluster made up of a driver-configurable color display flanked by analog gauges.

collect
0
Matt Ouellette 2018-01-13
img

2019 Ram 1500 gains hybrid smarts, 12-inch screen for Detroit

New Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Can you spot the difference?

Ford Ranger: A generational retrospective ahead of the new 2019 model

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: The O.G., better than ever

New Jetta snags some sweet Audi DNA

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt jumps off of the screen, into our hearts

Guy Moorhouse 2017-12-19
img

Having an icon in your line-up can be a blessing and a curse, something Mercedes-Benz knows all about when it comes to refreshing fan-loved stalwarts like the G-Wagon.

Newly redesigned, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is only ready to show off its updated interior right now, but I’m happy to report that the automaker walked that fine line between adding new features to bring the G-Class into the modern era, while still preserving those all-important elements enthusiasts demand.

Since its introduction in 1979, and with over 300,000 vehicles roaming the roads, the SUV has gone through minor facelift changes, but nothing to the extent of the updates for the 2019 model year.

Are all these changes for the better or worse?

The easy-to-reach grab handle on the passenger side, along with the familiar differential locks positioned front and center are also carried over: the latter is unchanged right down to the notification colors, which have gone untouched over the last four generations.

Outside, the robust exterior protective strip, the exposed spare tire on the rear door, and the indicator lights remain unmodified.

Adolfo Lorenzo 2018-01-02
img

We've already seen what it looks like on the inside, but we still don't know what the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class' exterior will hold.

That changes in less than two weeks.

Mercedes-Benz put out a teaser video announcing the debut date of the new G-Class.

It will bow on Jan. 15 as part of the Detroit Auto Show.

The new video doesn't offer up much in the way of new information -- instead, it reminded us that this model can trace its history back to the Mesozoic Era.

OK, maybe it's not that old, but the Geländewagen still has quite the history.

Filiberto Lahey 2017-12-12
img

When Mercedes-Benz uncovers the new 2019 G-Class next month at the Detroit Auto Show, the exterior likely won't veer too far from the boxy off-road specimen that it's been for nearly 40 years.

Instead, the drastic changes will be found inside of a thoroughly reworked interior.

For starters, occupants will enjoy more room.

The front seats gain 1.5-inches of legroom and shoulder room, while elbow room is up by 2.7 inches.

Second-row passengers will enter through larger door openings and enjoy an additional 5.9 inches of legroom, 1.1 inches of shoulder room and 2.2 inches of elbow space.

Upping rear comfort further are seatbacks that recline in nine different positions and a third climate control zone.

Malcolm Vanderveen 2017-12-05
img

Mercedes made sure it goes out with a bang by turning up the craziness with limited-edition models like the G550 4×4 .

Some early examples trickled in through gray market channels with varying degrees of dubiousness, but official sales didn’t begin here until 2002.

Mercedes introduced the G550 4×4 (or 4×4-squared) as a close-to-production concept at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

It gains portal axles normally booked by the Unimog, correspondingly wide fender flares, appropriately huge wheels, and a custom-designed suspension to prevent the package from springing apart at the seams.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 416 horsepower between 5,250 and 5,500 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque over a relatively wide band that stretches from 2,250 to 4,750 rpm.

Finally, some of the seat adjustments are pneumatically controlled with a quartet of rotary dials mounted in a cluster sandwiched between the edge of the seat and the center console.

James Desmond 2016-09-16
img

The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class could get a smaller sibling before the end of the decade, according to a recent report.

Tentatively named GLB, the crossover will slot between the GLA and the GLC in Mercedes ever-growing lineup of soft- and off-roaders.

Visually, it will wear a brawny design that will borrow styling cues from both the aforementioned G-Class and the Ener-G-Force concept pictured that debuted during the 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The final design hasn t been locked in yet, but the mini G is shaping up to be one of the most rugged-looking models in its class.

While the G uses body-on-frame construction, the GLB will feature unibody construction.

British magazine Auto Express believes it will share the modular MFA2 platform with the next A, B, GLA, and CLA models.

Charles Pete 2018-08-04
img

Now you can be safe from snipers.

The 2018 Inkas Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG armored limousine has B7-rated ballistic protection, the highest feasible level for a civilian-grade ride.

Armoring for the new model is upgraded from the previous limo’s B6 rating, which could withstand armor-piercing rounds, but not when fired from a super-high-velocity sniper’s rifle.

Inkas’ stretched and armored G-Wagen has plenty of luxe comfort and entertainment features, but the justification you’ll need to write a $1.2 million check for the base model is all about personal protection.

The 2018 Inkas G63 AMG starts with advanced B7-level body armor, ballistic glass, and infrared and thermal cameras for perimeter surveillance.

Higher level armoring and addition defensive and offensive features are available.

John Johannes 2018-01-15

I know this isn't really the appropriate thread for this, but can the tech field stop referring to screen sizes soley by their diagonal dimension?

A "12.3 inch screen" can refer to to a perfect square, and it can also refer to something almost 12 inches wide by one inch high.

Let's start insisting on both width and height dimensions from now on.

We can handle the added information.

Michael Nicewander 2018-01-04
img

Officially revealed in fetching camouflage wrap today, the new SUV may not look much difference from its lengthy line of predecessors, but that’s because what’s important is Mercedes demonstrating it still has off-road prowess.

To do that, the automaker takes it to the Scho ckl, a mountain near the Austrian city of Graz.

While it’s only a three and a half mile route in total, it takes you over some seriously arduous terrain.

Gradients of up to 60-percent, along with lateral inclinations of up to 40-percent, will put any SUV through its paces, and Mercedes says the new G-Class did more than 1,200 miles of repeat testing during its development.

As is now traditional for a G-Class, Mercedes has used a ladder-type frame, but combined it for the 2019 model year with a new suspension system that it worked on with the AMG team.

AMG might normally be focused on track performance, but for the new off-roader it was helping make an SUV even more comfortable and capable in the rough.

Earl Rizvi 2017-12-13
img

The venerable Mercedes G-Class has been around since 1979 and the design and style of the vehicle has stayed basically the same since the introduction of the vehicle.

Mercedes has unveiled the interior of the new G-Class and says that this is the most significant transformation in the 4-year history of the vehicle.

The interior is a very swanky place now with two-tone leather available and lots of shiny silver, wood trim, and other nice touches.

The interior looks like it is meant to be inside a very expensive and luxurious SUV.

The new interior gives drivers full control over the infotainment system without taking hands off the steering wheel.

The wheel also has touch-sensitive Touch Control Buttons on it that respond to swiping motions common on smartphones.

Charles Houston 2018-01-04
img

And it appears the new one will keep true to the brute-ute's history.

Mercedes-Benz has given out a bit more information on its upcoming 2019 G-Class ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, most of it relating to the car's off-road prowess.

Its nine-speed automatic routes power to all four wheels permanently, with a standard split of 40 percent torque to the front and 60 percent to the rear.

A new double-wishbone front axle has its attachment points as high as possible to ensure the car doesn't drag on rocks and the like.

There's a new solid rear axle, too, with four control arms on each side and a Panhard rod.

The G-Class' adaptive dampers come connected to a new G-Mode that tweaks the suspension, transmission, gas pedal and steering when the vehicle ventures off-road.

Carl Chasin 2018-12-31
img

2018 Honda N-One RS: Cutie with surprising booty

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe can use a fingerprint instead of a key

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a total off-road champ

How to wipe your data from your car

2020 Toyota Supra: This might be it

Richard Bond 2018-01-15
img

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of the most immediately recognizable models on the road, and it's every bit as capable as its looks suggest.

Trouble is, it's not exactly great to drive, and its tech is a bit lacking.

While its boxy good looks are still accounted for, there are some slight updates to the front and rear fascia.

But while it might look the same, the body is actually 2.1 inches longer and 4.8 inches wider than before.

Whereas the previous-generation G-Class wasn't quite up to date in terms of creature comforts, the 2019 model is ready to party.

Some traditional G-Class hallmarks remain, including the passenger grab handle and the three differential locks on the center stack.

Mike Estes 2018-12-04
img

Few vehicles are as over-specified for their typical habitat as the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Mercedes-Benz G550.

The automaker’s iconic “G Wagon” may be a legitimate off-roader, but its unmistakable design is more familiar from Malibu than out in the mud.

Its bodywork is still more set-square than sculpted, but it looks more off-road friendly than the G63.

The circular daytime running lights squint calculating through the frames of its bull-bars, as if coolly assessing the terrain ahead.

There are some cars which, just in those first moments of sitting behind the wheel, make you feel special.

There’s no hybrid, no secret plug-in to coax out an extra mpg or two: just conspicuous profligacy of a sort we’re meant to be leaving behind.

Bill Brown 2018-08-04
img

Back in the day, if you were a dictator, despot, or just ludicrously wealthy and paranoid person, then you had yourself a Mercedes 600.

It was the biggest, fastest and most expensive car you could buy.

Nowadays, the world is a different place, and those same despots and celebrities want the same features but in a different package, and thankfully, Inkas is willing and able oblige them.

The Inkas armored G63 stretch limousine is the kind of vehicle that sends a message.

First, it says that you're as rich as Croesus because it costs upwards of $1.157 million to buy, and secondly, that you probably have more than a few enemies.

Still, it looks like a real choice place to spend time, especially if someone is peppering your vehicle with small-arms fire.

Robert Tuohy 2017-12-13
img

It hasn’t changed much over the course of its unusually long production run but it’s finally preparing to retire.

We’ll see a brand-new G next month at the Detroit Auto Show, and Mercedes has published the first official pictures of its next SUV.

The German company is only showing us the interior, which on first impression looks appreciably more upmarket than before.

The layout is similar; the dashboard is tall and shallow and the windshield is flat.

Tech features like the cutting-edge dual-screen setup and the touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel come straight from the bigger S-Class.

More basic models settle for a single infotainment screen and an instrument cluster made up of a driver-configurable color display flanked by analog gauges.