Monday, July 20, 2020
The King of Off-Roaders is Here: the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Glass Launches for P 10.890M
Since 1979, the G-Class has always thrilled its fans with its outstanding driving characteristics and impressive off-road capabilities. Even 40 years later, the iconic off-roader of Mercedes-Benz has evolved further while retaining its character and uniqueness.
Powerful, comfortable, superior—the point of entry to the G-Class is here in the Philippines and even more fuel efficient— the new G 350d. It delivers performance, safety, modern assistance systems and excellent handling. The powertrain line-up is now being expanded with an efficient diesel variant.
Powering the 2020 G 350d is an inline 6-cylinder diesel engine that displaces 2,925 cc and delivers a solid 286 horsepower and churns out 600 Nm of torque. The powerful diesel engine is paired with efficient emissions reduction that are installed directly at the engine. This contributes to faster effectiveness of the catalytic converter and the diesel particulate filter. Thanks to the near-engine insulated configuration, the emission control system has little heat loss and ideal operating conditions.
Paired to the engine is a 9-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, specifically adapted to meet the needs of the off-road icon. There is a dedicated software application to shorten the shift and response times of the 9-speed transmission and make the G-Class seem even more lively. The wide transmission ratio not only makes driving quieter and more comfortable especially at low engine speeds, it simultaneously contributes to reducing fuel consumption.
The new G 350d looks impressive on the outside with 19-inch 5-twin spoke light alloy wheels, metallic paintwork, and front illuminated door sill panels. The LED High Performance Headlights make for a powerful final touch.
Inside, it features passive entry Keyless-Go, genuine leather seats, leather grab handles for front passengers, an automatic dimming interior mirror, and ambient lighting in 64 colors and 10 color schemes. The media interface cable is also exciting with a widescreen cockpit resolution display with 12.3-inch screen diagonal for instrument displays.
The G 350 d is outstanding both on and off the road. The Dynamic Select with up to five drive modes for the G-Class is a standard. This allows adjusting the vehicle characteristics in seconds at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the characteristics of the engine, transmission, suspension, and steering at the driver's behest.
In addition, the G 350 d offers a host of driver assistance systems such as Adaptive Brake Lights and Active Braking Assist to prevent impending collisions or mitigate their consequences and assist the driver during emergency braking. If necessary, it will brake autonomously if the driver takes no action to defuse a detected dangerous situation.
Partly due to the new quiet and harmonious diesel engine, the G 350d proves to be extremely comfortable, even on long distances. When driving, the exhaust system and the engine, which is also willing to rev at higher engine speeds, produce much less noise and vibrations in the interior. To reduce engine noise, the engine mounts of the diesel engine are actively controlled for the first time. At higher engine speeds, the two engine mounts are automatically made stiffer, which has positive effects on the vibrational comfort and the driving dynamics.
The new G 350d boasts of a fine mix of off-roading ability and creature comforts that Mercedes-Benz is known for. On the road, the “G” is as agile as it is comfortable and provides the driver with a better steering feel. The off-roader stays on track more solidly, and is nimble and effortless when driving off-road.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz G350d retails for P 10.890 million.