2017 Mercedes G Wagon – the everlasting legend


The 2017 Mercedes G Wagon, or G-Class has been part of Merc’s line up for nearly four decades and has a reputation for being a luxo SUV / off roader that other SUV’s can only dream of.

Almost unique to the G Wagon, they can be seen as a rapper’s choice of transport right through to your average Joe using one as a capable off-roader, albeit an expensive one. The customer base for the G-Class is wide and varying, almost quite unique in this market sector.

2017 Mercedes G Wagon Release date

The new 2017 G Wagon vehicles are expected to hit the American showrooms late in 2016, although the new ‘Professional’ model won’t be here until early 2017.

2017 Mercedes G Wagon release date: late 2016

2017 Mercedes G Wagon Price

Depending on exact spec, the prices can vary greatly, but as an example, the new Mercedes G550 4X42 will start at just under $90,000.

2017 Mercedes G Wagon Video

2017 Mercedes G Wagon Redesign and changes

There’s lots of new things in the G Wagon line up, firstly there is the G350d Professional, which has been described by Mercedes as for the purist and for serious off road or professional use. It combines a great mixture of G Wagon SUV with utility, and as such, it loses some of the nicer refinements – gone are the leather, carpets and chrome for example.

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Engine choices in the rest of the range remain the same; G550 – 416 BHP V8, AMG G63 – 563 BHP V8 and the AMG G65 – 621 BHP V12.

The new G550 4X42 is near identical to the standard G550, but uses portal axles to raise the ride height to over 17” and increase the width by 9” at the front and 10” at the rear – it’s a serious off roader.

2017 Mercedes G Wagon Equipment

As standard, all of the G’s will be fitted with some great tech; 8” display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi and real time traffic alerts, but there will be other options like a SIM card reader and USB / iPod docking systems.

There will also be the Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call System fitted as standard in the U.S.; in the event of an accident, the system automatically calls a Mercedes-Benz response center and can give them information such as location (GPS coordinates), direction of travel and the time of the collision.

The new 2017 range will also see other minor updates, things like a new set of 19” or 20” rims and an Anthracite trim to compliment the darker exterior colors.

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