So what’s new?
The range looks different, too, with models like the G-350d and G-500 with restyled bumpers and flared wheel arches in the vehicle colour. The G-350d now also comes as standard with 18-inch five-spoke light-alloy wheels.
The range also benefits from a revised suspension setup and an improved Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).
Inside, both the G-350d and G-500 feature an updated instrument cluster in a two-tube look, with 11.4cm multifunction display and redesigned pointers and dials. The two AMG models, too, sport a redesigned instrument cluster.
New and updated engines
The range now includes more efficient engines; in fact, the German marque claim a 16 percent increase in power and a 17 percent improvement in fuel economy.
The G-500 model now also gets the smaller 4.0-litre turbo V8 from the C-63 for improved efficiency and performance. In the G-500 this motor produces 310kW/610Nm, which is a power and torque improvement over the existing 5.5-litre V8 model. The model will get to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds, which is a good shuffle for such a big beast.
The new G-350d gets a power hike to 180kW/600Nm and can sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.8 seconds while consuming a claimed to 9.9 litres/100 km. The AMG models also get more fire power with the G-63 getting 420kW/760Nm and the monstrous AMG G-65 now has 463kW/1000Nm.
Special AMG Edition 463
There is also a new special Edition 463 model available in the Mercedes-AMG G-63 and G-65 models. The special model gets a two-tone instrument panel, two-tone seats in Designo leather with side bolsters in carbon-look leather and contrasting topstitching, seat and door centre panels in a diamond look, carbon-fibre trim and door pulls in nappa leather.
The exterior includes a stainless steel under-guard, AMG sport stripes along the sides and a protective-strip insert in black aluminium. The G-63 is fitted with 21-inch five-twin-spoke light alloy wheels in matte black.