What Changes Are in Store for the 2019 G-Class Wagon?
If you’re anything like the team at Fletcher Jones Motorcars, you’re anxiously anticipating the arrival of the 2019 G Wagon! The timeless G-Class SUV has undergone countless changes since it began production in the late 1970s, but the upcoming model is the most revolutionary in terms of performance, interior comfort, and safety. So, what can you expect from the newest version of the brand’s flagship SUV? Read on to find out!
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550 gets a standard 416-hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine rated at 450 lb-ft of torque. New for 2019, the 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission can skip individual gears, allowing for multiple downshifts and stronger sprinting. Additionally, the new G-Class will come with these performance features:
- DYNAMIC SELECT®
- 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (60/40 distribution)
- Three 100% differential locks
- Electric steering rack
- Independent front axle suspension
One of the most notable 2019 G-Class changes is the addition of a 12.3-inch COMAND® display, accompanied by a touchpad controller. COMAND® puts Irvine and Costa Mesa drivers in charge of the functions they’re used to seeing inside the G-Class, such as COMAND® navigation, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. Of course, that’s not the only change in store; these features will be standard for 2019:
- Three-zone climate control
- Laminated safety glass with acoustic film
- Steering wheel with Touch Controls
- 16-speaker Burmester® Surround Sound System
- 64-color/3-zone ambient lighting
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has always been generous with safety equipment. For 2019, it’s getting additional a-pillar and knee airbags, as well as Active Brake Assist—a radar-based system that helps you stay aware of straight-ahead vehicles. PRESAFE® (a pre-collision system) and ATTENTION ASSIST® (a driver attention monitor) are also lined up for 2019. You’ll also get the following as standard:
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Multibeam LED high-performance headlamps
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®
Don’t Miss the 2019 G-Class in Orange County!
We are now taking orders—call us today for more info, and look out for the 2019 G Wagon at Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Fall 2018! Do you have more questions about its arrival and changes for the new model year? If so, contact us today! If you’re shopping for an SUV now, schedule a test drive with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G 550 near Irvine and Costa Mesa!