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Mercedes-Benz offers more power on G-Class

DUBAI, January 4, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its G-Class models, G 500 and G 63, which now offer up to 16 percent more power with the added benefit of lower fuel consumption.

The range includes the G 500 with a new, powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. A new suspension setup, together with more sensitive ESP control results in increased driving stability, safety and road comfort. The exterior and interior have also been given an upgrade. At the same time, an exclusive AMG special edition will be available.

The new 8-cylinder powerplant in the G 500 is based on the new generation of Mercedes-AMG V8 engines that have already coaxed exceptional levels of performance out of the Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C 63.

For use in the G-Class, the V8 has been modified to deliver 310 kW (422 hp) with torque of 610 Nm. Other standout attributes include a spontaneous response and high tractive power which are made possible, for example, by two turbochargers, which instead of being configured on the outside of the cylinder banks are arranged between them in the V – the so-called "hot inside V". This layout allows a compact design; optimal response and low exhaust emissions.

High efficiency is ensured by Mercedes Benz's use of piezo direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion. Maximum strength with lowest possible weight is guaranteed by the aluminium crankcase of the V8 engine. The cylinder bore surfaces feature Daimler's NANOSLIDE technology, which makes them twice as hard as conventional cast-iron linings. This minimises both internal friction and fuel demand.

“The G-Class always wants to get ahead. With its peerless characteristics, proven technology, unsurpassed driving comfort and excellent functionality, the G-Class is a clear icon in the segment of true off-roaders. The new model will be highly welcomed by car enthusiasts in the Middle East as the G-Class offers them what they are always looking for - The best or nothing,” said Dirk Fetzer, director of Sales & Marketing at Daimler Middle East & Levant.

Both the G 500 and Mercedes-AMG G 63 are equipped as standard with an ECO start/stop function that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by switching off the engine when the vehicle is at rest, e.g. in a traffic jam or at traffic lights.

The G 500 is optionally available with a new adaptive damping system with Sport and Comfort modes. This provides a significantly more agile on-road performance in Sport mode with undiminished off-road capability while at the same time reducing the typical SUV roll on corners. – TradeArabia News Service




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