The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has long been regarded as an automotive icon and is now once again underpinning its leading position among luxury off-road vehicles. The all-new models excel under all conditions – with improved performance thanks to electrified drive systems, modern driver assistance systems, increased comfort and advanced digitalisation.

Iconic design – unmistakable shape, modern technology

An unmistakable, angular shape is the hallmark of the G-Class. And its iconic design remains largely unchanged even during the latest developments. Classic details continue to be characteristic features. These include the distinctive door handles and the characteristic door-closing sound, robust exterior protective trim, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and protruding indicator lights. The new radiator grille has four horizontal louvres instead of the previous three. In addition, there are redesigned front and rear bumpers with the front ones featuring a new squircle look. The reversing camera has a new position in the centre of the bumper above the license plate holder. A wiper fluid nozzle is fitted to the side of the reversing camera in case it gets dirty. This deploys when the driver activates the rear window washer system.

The conventionally powered models also incorporate some elements that were developed for the first all-electric version of the off-road legend. Specifically, new A-pillar cladding, a spoiler lip on the roof edge and new insulation materials contribute to improved aerodynamics and increased acoustic comfort. The new models come as standard with aerodynamically optimised 45.7-centimetre (18-inch) alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke design and LED high-performance headlights. The paint colour sodalite blue metallic is now available. There is also a choice of new wheel designs in sizes from 45.7 to 50.8 centimetres (18 to 20 inches).


Customers can emphasise the off-road character of their all-new G-Class with the PROFESSIONAL Line Exterior. The package includes stone-guard grilles for the headlights, mud flaps and 45.7-centimetre (18-inch) all-terrain tyres. The EXCLUSIVE Line Exterior, on the other hand, emphasises the exclusive character of the vehicle with a radiator grille in silver chrome, MULTIBEAM LED headlights, a spare-wheel ring in stainless steel and side running boards. The AMG Line gives the all-new G-Class a decidedly sporty touch. Here, the dynamic appearance is characterised by wheel-arch extensions, 50.8-centimetre (20-inch) AMG alloy wheels and a multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather. The Night Package, which includes sporty, expressive design elements in black, is also available.

The interior – impressive quality and pioneering design language

In the interior of the all-new G-Class, off-road character meets top-class equipment. Numerous exterior design elements can be found in the interior. For example, the side air vents take the shape of the round headlights and are now also available with illumination. The grab handle on the passenger side is still present. Meanwhile, the switches for the three differential locks remain central elements of the redesigned off-road control centre. The latter now also offers the option of quick access – for example to the OFFROAD COCKPIT. The latest-generation multifunction steering wheel with touch control surfaces is upholstered in nappa leather as standard. The ambient lighting and comprehensive leather upholstery complete the ambience.

With the EXCLUSIVE Line Interior, customers can further enhance the atmosphere of wellbeing inside their all-new G-Class. Among other things, it includes an expanded choice of upholstery in nappa leather. There is also ambient lighting for the air vents and the Burmester® 3D surround sound system with an illuminated satellite loudspeaker in the headliner. Meanwhile, the SUPERIOR Line Interior transforms the cabin into a luxurious lounge. The Active Multicontour Seat Plus package, upholstery in nappa leather and exclusive elements and decorative stitching in a diamond design contribute to this.

MBUX infotainment system – the new G-Class is more connected than ever

The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with 31.2-centimetre (12.3-inch) driver and media displays including touch control is in all model variants for the first time. Smartphone integration connects the mobile phone wirelessly to the MBUX multimedia system via Android Auto Wireless® or Apple CarPlay™. This allows occupants to make optimum use of their mobile phone's functions. They also enjoy the benefits of digital radio (DAB+) with MBUX. A USB-C port enables connections to other mobile devices.

MBUX Augmented Reality for Navigation is also part of the standard equipment of the all-new G-Class. The system superimposes graphical navigation and traffic information onto live images on the media display. This can help drivers find their way even in complex traffic situations and to reach their destination quickly, safely and stress-free. The system also provides support at traffic lights: it displays the current traffic light colour, thus assisting when visibility of the signal is restricted.

MBUX also brings voice assistance into the all-new G-Class that is capable of dialogue and learning. Certain actions can now be triggered without the "Hey Mercedes" wake term. The voice assistant also has around 20 voice commands created exclusively for use in the all-new G-Class.

New features for even more convenience

If desired, the interior of the all-new G-Class can be upgraded with additional comfort features. These include temperature-controlled cupholders, a wireless charging system for mobile devices and the MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment system. The latter comprises two fully integrated 29.5-centimetre (11.6-inch) touch displays, which ensure rear passengers also remain fully entertained during a journey. Thanks to the connection to the MBUX multimedia system they can watch films, surf the internet and access trip information, among other things. If required, users can move content interactively from the displays in the second seat row to the media display up front. They can also play their own media via various interfaces.

The all-new G-Class is optionally available with KEYLESS-GO. This allows the side doors and rear door to be locked and unlocked simply by pressing the button on the door handle. There is no need to hold the vehicle key for this. Instead, it can remain in a pocket. The vehicle can also be started conveniently at the touch of a button – without inserting the key into the ignition. The only requirement is for the key to be inside the vehicle with the driver. A dashcam is also available on request. It can film the traffic in front of the vehicle and records the time and speed. This allows drivers to document an accident, for example, or capture scenic routes and landscapes. They can view the video material either on their computer at home or on the media display in the vehicle (when stationary).

With the optional Burmester® 3D surround sound system, the all-new G-Class offers unrivalled sound quality. It features the immersive Dolby Atmos® audio experience, which gives music more space, clarity and depth. The system transforms the all-new G-Class into a state-of-the-art concert hall on wheels. An additional, illuminated loudspeaker is integrated into the headliner. Six additional channels are now available on the side of the amplifier, audibly enabling better frequency separation and sound positioning.

A high level of safety – additional and enhanced driver assistance systems

Thanks to additional and further developed latest-generation assistance and safety systems, the all-new G-Class is one of the safest vehicles in its segment. Active Brake Assist supports drivers as standard. The system uses its sensors to identify a risk of collision with vehicles travelling in front, crossing or oncoming. In the event of an imminent collision, the system can warn the driver visually and acoustically. If braking is too weak, it can also assist by increasing the braking force to the appropriate level. And if there is no reaction, it can initiate autonomous emergency braking. Active Lane Keeping Assist is also included as standard. The system can help the driver to stay in their lane. The PRE-SAFE® preventive occupant protection system is also on board as standard. It can recognise critical driving situations at an early stage and initiate precautionary protective measures. These include, for example, reversible belt tensioning or automatic shutting of open side windows or the sliding glass roof. Active Park Assist with PARKTRONIC is also included as standard. The system can actively assist with backing into a space and recognise suitable parking spaces at a speed of up to 35 km/h.

The optional Technology Package bundles all available assistance systems for maximum safety and relaxed driving. DISTRONIC Active Distance Assist helps drivers to maintain a safe distance to other vehicles, among other things. The package also assists drivers in urban traffic. For example, the exit warning function can alert drivers to approaching cyclists. Blind Spot Assist can help avoid accidents when changing lanes by means of visual and acoustic warning signals. Traffic Sign Assist keeps an eye on the applicable speed regulations and reminds the driver of them. Meanwhile, the Parking Package with 360° camera assists with parking and manoeuvring. The all-round view and assisted parking make manoeuvring easier – the central display clearly shows the vehicle's immediate surroundings. Four cameras (front, rear and on both sides) provide the images. These are combined to create a virtual 360-degree view from a bird’s eye perspective. In addition, the media display specifically shows different viewing angles. In combination with the visual and acoustic cues of the standard PARKTRONIC, drivers can have a good overview even in confusing situations.

The following systems are now available in the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class:

Active Steering Assist

Active Steering Assist supports drivers in speeds up to 160 km/h with moderate steering intervention when in the centre of a lane. This provides a high degree of relief, especially on monotonous stretches of road.

Active Emergency Stop Assist

Active Emergency Stop Assist brakes the vehicle in its own lane to a standstill if it recognises that the driver is no longer intervening in the driving situation. In addition, a short electric PRE-SAFE®-belt tensioning and short brake jerk provide final warnings before the brakes are applied.

Route-based speed adjustment

The system helps drivers to adapt their speed to the route. Before bends, junctions, roundabouts, toll stations and turnoffs, the vehicle automatically reduces speed in combination with DISTRONIC Active Distance Assist and then accelerates again

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