The new G-Class continues to set the bar higher in all relevant areas – in terms of
performance both on and off the road as well as with regard to comfort and
telematics. Our ‘longest-serving’ model series is therefore ideally equipped to
continue its success story. In short, the new ‘G’ is still a ‘G’, only better,” stresses
Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research
and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Working on the development of the new G-Class was extremely challenging for the
team. “Enhancing an icon such as the G-Class in technological terms was both a
challenge and an opportunity at the same time. Each part and every bolt came
under close scrutiny,” explains Dr. Gunnar Güthenke, Head of the Off-Road Product
Group at Mercedes-Benz. “With the body, our main focus was on increasing the
vehicle rigidity and the connections between the suspension and drivetrain with the
ladder-type frame.

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