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Mercedes-Benz G-Class set for engine and interior changes

19 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz will be updating the G-Class and the next-generation, 2018 model will be introduced in the upcoming year.

The updates will be largely focused on introducing a greater choice of engines and also on enhancing the interior space.

The steel frame chasis with live rear axel is tipped to remain very much the same as the current models, although the vehicle may be widened. This would mean that the cabin will also be bigger and the German manufacturer will be making use of new materials and technology, installing the latest infotainment system from the automaker.

The range of engines are said to include the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, the older turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 and a boosted 6.0-liter V12. At least one new engine is expected to arrive, in the form of the 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel from the E-Class. If it carries over unchanged, the entry-level 2018 G-Class can be expected to produce 190kWand 620Nm of torque.