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Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz has confirmed an electric G-Class is on the horizon, and says there’s a long future ahead for the long-running off-roader. Sascha Pallenberg, head of digital transformation at Daimler, last week confirmed a battery-powered version of the Mercedes-Benz’s iconic off-roader is coming on social media...

2011-18 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2011-2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class over concerns the ABS hydraulic unit may be faulty. According to the company, driving over corrugated roadways could make the brake lines in the ABS hydraulic unit crack, creating a brake fluid leak and impeding the car's stopping distance...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class, GLE get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has awarded the new-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class and GLE five-star safety ratings in the latest round of scoring, based on tests conducted by sister firm Euro NCAP. While both recorded adult occupant protection scores of at least 90 per cent (90 per cent G-Class, 91 per cent GLE) the GLE managed the highest child occupant protection score recorded to date, with 92 per cent...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class 'Stronger Than Time' Edition revealed

Mercedes-Benz has announced three limited-edition versions of the iconic G-Class off-roader, all wearing Stronger Than Time nomenclature. The first edition celebrates 40 years of the standard G-Class, available in two engine variants – G400d and G500. It's the first time the company's new 3.0-litre inline six turbo-diesel has been available in the G-Class, making 243kW and 700Nm...

CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released the latest round of safety ratings this week, with the new Honda CR-V, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Seat Tarraco all scoring top marks. All three vehicles were tested against the firm's latest 2019 criteria, each achieving at least 90 per cent for adult occupant protection and 80 per cent for child occupants...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed

The new-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been officially revealed and detailed at this week's Detroit motor show, ahead of an Australian launch in the third quarter of this year - likely making it a 2019 model by then. We've already seen the new G-Wagen inside and out through various sets of leaked online images, so the overall design doesn't offer too many surprises - though it was never going to be anything other than an evolutionary look...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class leaked, off-road 'Schöckl-ready' tech detailed

UPDATE, January 5, 7pm: The story story 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class exterior leaked was originally published this morning, with only leaked photos and details reported in the overseas press. Although Mercedes-Benz has yet to hand down official undisguised photos, the company has now at least revealed key technology details. This story has been updated to reflect that release...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class teased

The new-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been previewed in a short clip on social media, accompanied by new images of the upcoming off-roader's interior. Shared on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page, the 15-second clip briefly shows the G-Class's wheel, lower front bumper, and interior...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior revealed

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the cabin of the 2018 G-Class in full. As we learned from leaked images last month, the totally-redesigned cabin has been dragged, kicking and screaming, in line with the wider Mercedes-Benz range. There's stylish circular air vents, a dual-screen infotainment system and digital instrument binnacle, along with new steering wheel controls from the S-Class...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied again

The all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been spied again, with images of its interior doing the rounds online. Set to launch next year, the brand-new G-Class will be wider and more spacious than its ageing predecessor, with a greater focus on road driving. As is the case with long-running off-road nameplates like the Jeep Wrangler, changes to the G-Class are likely to be subtle on the outside...