The Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Review

August 7, 2012 • Latest Reviews, News

It’s here, it’s new, and it’s ready for adventure – the updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been let loose on the urban jungle for 2012. We’ve reviewed this robust and hearty model below – and you can also check out to see more info on this exceptional 4×4.


There are two engines on offer for the G-Class: a V6 BlueTec version, and a supercharged V8. You’ll get an impressive performance out of either engine, as the G-Class has a 0-60mph speed of no more than nine seconds, on the way to a top speed of 130mph. It’s also got a decent MPG for an off-road model, and it meets EURO 5 standards for emissions, which is a pleasant surprise for such a robust vehicle.


The G-Class is the standout cross-country vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range, and it’s styled to dominate the landscape. The rugged design includes boldly shaped wheel arches and sharp lines, giving the 4×4 a striking presence on the road.

On the inside, the multifunction steering wheel gives the driver more control and convenience, and the entire front display looks futuristic and smart. The Ambient Lighting package gives the door panels and footwells a subtle warm glow and increases the amount of light in the cabin.


The power of the G-Class is a match for even the toughest terrain, and it operates in permanent four-wheel drive to deliver constant high performance. You’ll get up to 544bhp out of your choice of engine, propelling you along tarmac and rockier ground with the same reliability. It can also generate a hefty amount of traction through the off-road ratio – with a gradient climbing capacity of up to 80 percent, you’ll never worry about making a hill start again.


The new additions to the G-Class spec include daytime LED running lights and updated exterior mirrors, and the increased visibility at any time of the day or night is a real help. There are plenty of interior upgrades, too, and we’re big fans of the redesigned central console with TFT display on the instrument panel. A second colour screen shows the built-in COMAND system and output from the DVD player, and the sat nav is easy to read whilst you’re keeping your focus on the road ahead. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t skimped on the safety features, either. The 4×4 is fitted with the Electronic Stability Program, braking assistance, and a very generous number of airbags as standard.

Overall, the G-Class is one of those hearty vehicles that packs a real punch, ideal for drivers who want to put more action and adventure into their travels. The refreshed look, feel and features have brought it right up to date, making it one of the most modern 4x4s on the market.

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