The Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV has got a new version. Judging by the characteristics claimed, the new G350d is the most effective Geländewagen in the entire history of the model.
A new OM 656 diesel engine on the new modification of the G-Class produces up to 286 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The peak torque is achieved at a frequency of 1200 rpm.
The automaker promises a combined fuel consumption of 9.8-9.6 liters per 100 km, and carbon dioxide emissions on the level of 259-252 g/km.
For comparison: for the gasoline-powered G500, which has been on sale since June 2018, these figures are 12.1-11.5 l/100 km and 276-263 g/km, respectively. The hot AMG G 63 features 13.1 l/100 km and 299 g/ km.
The new diesel engine works in pair with an automatic 9G-TRONIC transmission. The developers used a special software application to reduce the switching and response time of the 9-speed gearbox and make the G-Class more agile.
The G-Class is almost entirely hand-made, which leads to a total production time of at least 100 hours. This emphasizes the uniqueness and high quality of each vehicle.
The history of Geländewagen began more than 40 years ago with a cooperation agreement between Daimler-Benz AG and Steyr-Daimler-Puch in the Austrian city of Graz.
At the time of entering the market in the spring of 1979, there were four engine choices ranging from 72 to 156 hp.