The next, old-school, go-anywhere 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class enters the third model year after the 2019 redesign and reports indicate it will come with minimal changes. There will be some changes in the equipment availability mixed with several new options including body colors and special edition versions.
The newest, second-generation G-Class is larger than before and more comfortable inside. The independent suspension setup provides a more composed on-road ride than it was the case with the first-generation version. The G-Class comes also with a classy interior and the brand’s modern tech features. The mighty, twin-turbo V-8 delivers sufficient power for all road conditions.
As for the future upgrades, the off-road-ready G-Class will get the all-electric version but this variant is expected beyond 2022. The plug-in hybrid version is in pipeline but likely for the 2022 model year.
2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Design
The second-generation G-Wagen continues with the signature upright, military look while benefits from the structural and in-cab upgrades. The newest Mercedes G-Class uses modern LED headlights and comes with large 21- and 22-inch wheels. The second-generation version features also exposed door hinges.
The performance AMG G 63 has distinctive styling elements compared to the standard version and it sports a unique grille, wheels, side-oriented exhaust exit, etc.
As for the next 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the model will continue in the same form while there should be new color options and special edition versions.
The cabin of the next 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will also continue in the same form.
The model comes with the comfortable and supportive seats and high-quality materials. There is a massive digital display formed of the instrument panel and a 12.3-inch infotainment system that takes two-thrids of the dash. The G-Wagen uses also attractive carbon fiber or brushed metal accents but there are also open-pore walnut trim accents.
At the equipment level, the model starts with the 10-way power front seats, three-zone climate control, leather seating, heated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, 15-speaker Burmerster sound system, Wi-fi, Apple Car and Android Auto, etc. The base G-Wagen comes also loaded with active driver-assist systems including forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning.
Optional safety equipment includes active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, and surround-view camera system.
The G-Wagen can also be equipped with various options such as upgraded front seats with ventilation and massaging, Nappa leather seat covers, rear-seat entertainment and more.
2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Performance
The next 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will again use a mighty 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine available in two variants.
The base G 550 comes with the turbocharged V-8 engine under the hood producing 416 hp and torque of 450 lb-ft. The all-wheel drive is standard which comes in the combination with the 9-speed automatic transmission.
The performance AMG G 63 employs an upgraded 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine good for 577 hp and torque of 627 lb-ft. This version uses an upgraded 9-speed automatic transmission combined with the adaptive suspension for better ride control.
Off-roading and efficiency:
The model has 9.5 inches of ground clearance and three lockable differentials front, center and rear. Serious off-roading is also possible thanks to the two-speed transfer case. The model can ford 28 inches of water while the breakover angle is 26 degrees. The front- and departure angels are 30 and 31 inches respectively.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class can tow up to 7, 000 pounds.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the base G 550 manages just 13 mpg city, 17 highway and 14 mpg combined. The performance AMG G 63 does it even worse with 13 mpg city while the highway score is just 15 mpg.
2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Release, Price
The next 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will reach dealers by the year’s end. The price is still unconfirmed but should stay close to the current. The base G 550 is now available from $130, 900. A more aggressively styled and more potent AMG G 63 demands $156, 450.
The Mercedes G-Wagen is a premium-dollar alternative to the Jeep Wrangler, upcoming Ford Bronco, etc. In terms of luxury and off-roading, the Land Rover Range Rover can also be considered as an option. The aging Toyota Land Cruiser and tonier Lexus LX 570 are also valid alternatives.