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    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    The old model will probably feel very old now that the new model only looks old 


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    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    Best thing they could have done. Can you imagine if they had “M classed” it, would have been a disaster


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    Well they did tried to kill it back when they introduce the GL class.

    The new G is suppose to be wider and longer. But from the pictures it is difficult to tell. I am guessing the designers scaled the extra dimensions into every panel and the overall proportions stayed exactly the same.


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    kudos to merc for staying with the original theme...


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    Interesting to see how the original model was reviewed on it's RHD debut in the UK back in 1981. It shows how the priorities of this market segment have completely changed in the intervening near four decades. A utlitarian workhorse has now become a blinged up tonka toy smiley

    1981 Autocar.JPG


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    Well, the secret consists in combining both worlds. The G nowadays is still a utilitarian workhorse if you want it to be. But you can drive it in the city with great pleasure as well. Not to speak about its shopping merits ...indecision

    Thanks for sharingkiss


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    Still the ultimate soccer mom car around here...



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    It really needs the side exhausts..


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    993Targa:

    It really needs the side exhausts..

    Maybe the G63 gets them but it is my understanding that side exhausts are not permitted anymore according to current EU laws (I may be wrong though, just read it somewhere...I think).


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    A G63 without side exhaust would not be a G63 laugh


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    New G Class isn't getting the new MBUX system. Lame.


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    Josef:

    A G63 without side exhaust would not be a G63 laugh

    Never ever.enlightened


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    After watching some videos of the new G, it does look a bit softer with more curved edges, the interior doesn’t excite me, and did anyone else notice the Mini Cooper running daytime running lights? 


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    yes, agree the edges are very (too) curved....

    having seen the photos just confirms that I am happy with the 463


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    AP911:

    After watching some videos of the new G, it does look a bit softer with more curved edges, the interior doesn’t excite me, and did anyone else notice the Mini Cooper running daytime running lights? 

    Yes, the design is a bit different but not much.

    My sales guy insists that the new G class drives now like a GL, which would be a huge handling improvement.

    To be honest: I would prefer the "old" G63 if I could get one at a lower price (which will probably happen once the first G63 leases return and people switch to the new one).


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    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    ...with prices starting at £150,000...

    And I stopped reading. Smiley


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    noone1:

    New G Class isn't getting the new MBUX system. Lame.

    yeah - very lame. Apparently the new A-Class is the first getting it. Finally they also made a touchscreen out of the gigantic cockpit display.

     

     


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    Hopefully the EV "stay tuned" comment holds true and we see an EV G-class in the next few years.

    For a true off-road vehicle, EV makes little sense since such a vehicle should be able to run on delivered fuel in the middle of nowhere. However, being anywhere near civilization, this thing would thrive on an EV -- huge torque, lower center of gravity, less need for mechanical bits for differentials, 10x better fuel economy.


    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    Lars997:
    noone1:

    New G Class isn't getting the new MBUX system. Lame.

    yeah - very lame. Apparently the new A-Class is the first getting it. Finally they also made a touchscreen out of the gigantic cockpit display.

     

     

    I mean, it makes sense to put it in high-volume cars first since Mercedes doesn't survive on selling a few thousands $150K cars each year, but if they don't put it in the first-year G-class, it's hard to imagine they include it in the 2nd year and all the buyers of the first year get shafted. Pretty unfortunately timing.


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    It may be disappointing that the new G class doesn't get MBUX but maybe this model line isn't exactly the target model for such a system. Smiley Could also be related to the off-road capabilities of the G class? 

    The C class facelift doesn't get MBUX either, only an improved COMAND version and a digital cockpit (see photo).

    2017-11-30_100745-067_1.jpg


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    Why isn't the G-Class the target audience for MBUX? 99% of these cars exists to solely drive around major cities and wealthy area codes.

    Hard to argue it's the theoretical off-road nature of the G-Class excludes such an audience, yet it comes with all the other driving aids, luxury leather/trim interior, and probably even massage seats.


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    What is MBUX?


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    C-Class facelift. Biggest disspointment that they leave this tablet screen on top. On the other hand as I own the pre-facelift I'm happy that it is not too much changed. smiley


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    RC:

    ...with prices starting at £150,000...

    And I stopped reading. Smiley

    madness .. at least £75,000 too much


    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    Lars997:

    C-Class facelift. Biggest disspointment that they leave this tablet screen on top. On the other hand as I own the pre-facelift I'm happy that it is not too much changed. smiley

    that looks better to me than current cheap massive screens...angry


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    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    Atinteractions.attachments.0.Preisliste_G-Klasse_W463_180115 Kopie(1).pdf

    Thats the G-class price list for Germany


    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    Not bad compared to a Porsche catalog angry

    just looked at dimensions: 16cm longer and 17cm wider...

    that is huge!


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    Re: 2018 Mercedes G-Class

    I also bought a pre-facelift C450 (2 years old and fully loaded), quite a good car for under CHF 50k.

    Looking forward to see the new G in person


     
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