Concepts & future toys
NEW G-CLASS WITH MORE OFF-ROAD GEE
Merc’s newest model carrying the immortal ‘G’ badge is set to be even more impressive than the last. While it wears a new outfit, and AMG models get the performance-mainstay 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo powerplant, there is more reason than ever for ‘hold my brewsky and watch this’ moments. See, the current Geländewagen is widely considered to be one of the best standard offroaders that money can buy, partly attributed to three locking-differentials and an overall can-do attitude. Now though, it is even better. Thanks to Merc addressing some nitty-gritty mechanical components, it’s able to wade through water that’s 10 centimetres deeper and stand on embankments that’s seven degrees steeper than the former 28-degree tilt-over-angle. While not many of these G-Wagons will likely explore the business end of a donga, it sure is good to know that it can handle itself when the occasion arises.