2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: Specs, Release Date, Price, Redesign. After almost four decades, precisely since 1979 when it has been first presented to the public, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or also known as the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen hasn’t been changed much. Perhaps, at first sight, the brand-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen might not seem to feature some major changes, but we must underline that it could just seem like that.
It could also get the most powerful V-12 unit in the range-topping model. The G-Wagen is expensive and for a more modest version which also has very good off-road capabilities, you might check the Jeep Wrangler.
Bentley Bentayga, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX, BMW X7, and Land Rover Range Rover will be its main competitors.
2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen powertrain
Depending on a trim level, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will be powered by three engines. The base G550s will get a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine which will be capable of making 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful version will be a V-12 unit which will be able to generate even 612 horsepower.
Speaking of the fuel economy, the base gets 13/14/13 mpg. The second is rated at 12/14/13 mpg while the range-topping gets 11/13/12 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Design of exterior and interior
The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will use the same platform as before except it is now going to be four inches wider. The AMG versions will get a slightly different design of the grille and will be available with optional 20- and 21-inch wheels.
The cabin of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will get a more refined design and will look more modern. The cargo space in the G-Wagen is not its strongest point.
The standard equipment includes heated and cooled front seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, a steel sunroof, and automatic wipers. Among optional features, there are heated steering wheel and a rear-seat entertainment system. In the safety department, the G-Wagen comes with airbags, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control.
Release date and price
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will most likely arrive later this year or at the beginning of the next. The price will start at around $123,600.