Facelifted Mercedes S-Class Cabrio Starts From £115910 In Britain

Joanna Estrada
December 16, 2017

The system is controlled either by the console-mounted Comand controller or touch-sensitive controls on the new steering wheel that provide haptic and auditory feedback. While the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be slightly bigger and well-equipped, we now also know that it will come with a completely new cabin and will be much more loaded than its predecessor.

For the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class first impressions are of the interior only.

Moving up the S-Class range to the AMG S63 wills till be powered be a hand-built AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol engine generating 612 hp and 900 Nm, paired to the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G-Tronic nine-speed gearbox. Mercedes will also be giving the buyers an option to avail of leather massage seats for those looking for comfort and high-end experience.

The seats in the G-Class are equipped as standard with numerous convenience functions such as the Memory function for the driver's seat, seat heating front and rear, and luxury head restraints in the front. The standard audio system features seven loudspeakers. Further reports also reveal that there will be more storage for the owners to use, including hidden bins. But Mercedes-Benz hasn't thrown the baby out with the bath water, or so it says.

Eighteen hundred wireless access points and almost 4,000 miles of fiber optic cables will power every fan's second-screen experience, even if they all stream video. The round forms of the headlights, for example, are reflected in the side air vents, while the shape of the speakers mimics the design of the vehicle's turn signals.

Outside, the G-Class remains a mystery, but Mercedes has said some of the most recognisable parts will be kept there too, such as the tailgate-mounted spare wheel, protruding door handles, even the distinct door latch clunk when the door is slammed shut, all to maintain a feeling of ruggedness and capability.

The front passenger-side handhold and the chrome-topped commands for the differential locks have been meticulously optimized.

The new model will be underpinned by an aluminum chassis that will drop up to 160kg of weight and improve torsional rigidity by 30 per cent.

Mercedes-Benz will continue to drip feed details on the new G-Class until its full reveal at the Detroit Motor Show in January.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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