Mercedes G-Class Facelift appears in Sweden for some cold trials
Unfortunately we have not had the opportunity to take a look at the interior, where there must also be important news, as our photographers point out that the driver used his arms to hide the dashboard and the steering wheel, especially. The two areas that will contain the improvements in the cabin, among which are expected, in addition to the new higher quality materials, the steering wheel with a sportier design and the latest generation of the “MBUX” infotainment system .
The German brand will not invest much more than necessary in the range of engines, beyond an optimization to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder diesel block, adding 48 MHEV technology Volts . The same that is expected to also reach the imposing 4.0-liter biturbo V8 used in the G 500 and the AMG G 63. A package of novelties that will be complemented by the radical AMG G 63 G 4×4², and with which the German firm will reach half a million units produced in 2023 .
The G63’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 makes 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque today, but the updated one could make more. The test vehicle lacks any stickers denoting a hybrid powertrain under the hood, but electrification is big right now in Mercedes, and leaving the mighty G-Class without it seems like a miss. However, that doesn’t mean Mercedes won’t install its 48-volt mild-hybrid system for more power and better efficiency.
The G-Class Facelift 2023 has been caught in some interesting spy photos. An important final stretch before becoming a 100% electric model. The front bumper has already been stripped of vinyl and reveals the new honeycomb lattice of the air intakes on the fender.
The Mercedes G-Class 2023 will be a world novelty in mid-2023. A thorough revision that will also bring important innovations to the range of engines. Launch scheduled for the end of the year, highlighting the disappearance of the diesel version of the G400 d.