2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class | new car review
* The combination of exterior styling and interior materials is spot on.
* Engine output is simply fabulous.
* Makes you question if you're paying for the car, or the nameplate.
Most cars undergo a significant change when they’ve been in production for over three decades, but not the G-Class. It still possesses all the good bits from rounded headlamps to the horizontal piping that runs the length of the car, to the wheel at the back. I for one, absolutely love the boxy appearance of the legendary G-Class.
Unlike the exterior, the interior has developed, and has a strange fetish for all things tech. Various buttons run along the sides of the seats and the centre console, while a multimedia screen sits neatly atop the dashboard. With top-notch materials adorning the interior of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, it is in actual fact, simplicity refined.
If for whatever strange reason you considered the G-Class only suitable for tackling the concrete jungle, you’d be extremely incorrect. Fitted with three differential locks, the G-Class is able to intelligently direct power to the wheels that do have traction in order to plough through a tricky situation with ease.
What’s on offer?
Being the baby of the lot, the V8 fitted in G500 coughs up an impressive 388 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque. But obviously that wasn’t enough for the mental people at AMG who kept tweaking the engine to pull more juice out of it before finally settling at 536 horsepower and 761 Nm of torque beneath the hood of the G63 AMG.
If you’ve got pockets deep enough to stash between AED 475,000 and AED 675,000, then the G-Class is possibly something you could have in your garage. Sure, you could get a top of the line Range Rover well within that budget as well, but why would you?!
|Specifications||2015 Mercedes-Benz G 500||2015 Mercedes-Benz G 63|
|Engine/ Cylinders||5.5 litre / V8||5.5 litre / V8|
|Max Power |
|388 hp @ 6,000 RPM||536 hp @ 5,500 RPM|
|530 Nm @ 4,800 RPM||761 Nm @ 5,000 RPM|
|Tranmission||7 speed automatic||7 speed automatic|
|Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||6.1 secs||5.4 secs|
|Top speed||210 km/h||210 km/h|
|Price||AED 475,000||AED 675,000|