At first glance, the exterior design of the new G-Class reveals that the overall proportions and lines of the car are completely unchanged from its classic origins. For example, the G 500 model has increased its length, width and height by 53mm, 117mm and 15mm respectively, and the wheelbase length has also been extended by 40mm, bringing the overall body shape to 4817x1984x1969mm and the wheelbase length to 2890mm. Not only does this give the car a more substantial visual effect, it also has a substantial benefit in terms of passenger space, but what remains unchanged is the continuation of the G-Class’ classic proportions, which have been popular for almost 40 years.
A closer look at the details reveals a contemporary Mercedes-Benz aesthetic within a classic pattern. For example, the iconic triple grille-style tank guard, the full LED headlamps and tail lamps with integrated daytime running lights, the Mercedes-Benz logo projector lights on both sides of the car below the exterior mirrors, and the integrated bumper design that replaces the original external buckle bumper, have given this legendary classic a contemporary twist. However, the classic raised bonnet, overhead directional lights, push-button door handles, flared plastic wheel arches, side shields, external tyre carrier and side-opening tailgate are all retained.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2022 is also equipped with a new body design, which effectively reduces the gap between the panels and gives the car a more solid and flat appearance, as well as a distinctly contemporary feel.
For the G-Class, Mercedes-Benz customisation is once again on display, with the G 500 model being offered with the AMG Line sports package, which incorporates AMG performance elements, and the Night Package, which adds a significant black colour element to the design; the combination of classic elements and avant-garde technology is also a perfect illustration of the G-Class cabin design. The straight and square lines of the G-Class show that the G-Class has been designed with classic thinking in mind, but the original design team has also added significant innovations to the cabin technology, most notably the COMAND Online (NTG 5.5 multimedia system) in the centre console and the dual 12.3″ wide screens for the instrument and centre display. The LINGUATRONIC Chinese voice control and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, together with the touchpad in the central saddle, provide the best possible control experience. The Brumester High-End surround sound system is available as an option, with up to 15 speakers and features such as surround sound, sound focus and active noise cancellation for the best listening experience.
The tweeters on the front side of the centre console are similar to the overhead steering wheel, and the air vents follow the headlamp design. The most distinctive feature of the G-Class is the off-road grip in front of the passenger seat, which is echoed in the design of the door panels with their squared-off handles. The interior lighting with 8-colour ambient lighting as standard adds to the comfort and technology of the cabin.
The rear seat cushions have been extended by 23mm to provide a more comfortable ride. The rear seats are not only heated as standard, but also feature a 10-position adjustable backrest recline and a 40/60 split design to suit different passenger sizes and needs. The rear seats are heated as standard and feature a 10-position reclining backrest and 40/60 split design to suit different passenger sizes and needs. To enhance its functionality, the G-Class also features additional storage space, such as the upper headlamp knob, dual cup holders, front and rear door panel storage space, rear seat back storage pocket, left side rear compartment storage net, roof glasses box, glove box, centre armrest storage box, rear air vent storage basket, rear seat centre armrest with cup holder, etc. There are also multiple USB, 12V sockets and SD card slots to meet the needs of modern people. The car is equipped with a number of USB, 12V sockets and SD card slots to meet the needs of the modern generation for external support of power and 3C technology.