The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon has received a minor facelift. And it was revealed just few hours ago. In case you have no idea about the G-Wagon, it is Mercedes-Benz’s oldest off-road vehicle and never changes in style. Until the mid 2000s, it was only used by off-roading enthusiasts and people who really loved them. After 2005, celebrities started to prefer the G-Wagon to look cool and avoid getting papped at the gym due to the G-Wagon’s uber utilitarian characteristics.
Despite the G-Wagon’s unchanged look, it has received some facelifts over the years. And the latest facelift is literally impossible to spot except for Mercedes-Benz’s new brand strategy of placing ‘d’ on the diesel engines like in the old days. Now it is called the G 350 d. This 3-lt diesel engine now produces 245 HP and 600 nm of torque. The G 500 now features the latest 4-lt turbo petrol engine with 422 HP and 610 nm of torque.
What about the AMGs?
G 63 AMG is now making 571 HP and 760 nm of torque and the enormous V12 G 65 AMG is producing 630 HP and 1000 nm of torque. And these models will probably be the best choice for anyone who wants to look cool.
The interior has received a minor revision that is really impossible to spot and also looks more modern; the pointers and dials have been tweaked. Regarding the exterior, restyled bumpers and AMG flared wheel arches are the places that make this facelift unique!
The G-Wagon still offers a low-range gearbox, three differential locks and chassis that can cope with the toughest terrain conditions.
If you’re hesitating over buying a G-Wagon due to its current popularity, go for the G 350d model. Its diesel engine and torque level gear this model towards off-road enthusiasts, rather than celebrity fans!