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MY24 Mercedes-Benz G-Class facelift revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Since 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been an automotive icon. The off-road capable SUV features a rimless design and all the luxurious bells and whistles on the inside. In this generation, the German manufacturer has now given the G-Class line-up a second mid-life update. During this update, Mercedes-Benz not only offers subtle changes to its exteriors but also its interiors as well as its powertrain. And it’s not just the standard G-Class that receives the changes, but the Mercedes-AMG G63 also comes with updates to its suspension.

2024 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Facelift – What’s New?

The MY24 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes with features such as a new radiator grille featuring four instead of the previous three horizontal louvres and new front and rear bumpers. The skid plate is also prominent compared to the older model. The leading edge of the windscreen also comes with a new lip and the glass rounds off at the A-pillar. The company also added new insulation materials to improve the acoustic comfort. Mercedes-Benz claims that the changes to the front of the boxy SUV has led to a reduction in the drag coefficient from 0.53 to 0.48.

On the inside, the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class for the first time comes with a touchscreen infotainment system. The G-Class facelift comes with an MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and 12.3-inch driver displays with touch control offering more connectivity than before. The new G-Class also comes with redesigned off-road control unit. The new OFFROAD COCKPIT and the “transparent bonnet” enable a digital off-road experience. The brand is also offering a host of advanced safety and assistance systems for the drivers.

2024 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Facelift – Engine Specifications

Powering the MY24 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a new mild-hybrid engine. The SUV gets a 3.0-litre in-line-six diesel engine with 48V mild-hybrid ISG system. The engine now produces 357 Hp of power and 750 Nm of torque. While the G63 AMG comes with the same engine but with the added 48V mild-hybrid system the 4.0-litre V8 engine produces 585 Hp of power. However, the AMG G63 now comes with an optional AMG Active Ride Control system.

Mercedes-Benz also revealed that the all-electric EQG SUV will also be launched in later this year.

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