2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 Review
The 2016 G550’s German brain’s features are top notch, but 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 is going to be better. Mercedes have stayed relevant for over 35 years manufacturing the G-class Wagen. Here are the upgrades to look out for in the 2018 Mercedes G550.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 Redesign
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 is definitely going to be a vehicle worth every dime. First, the experts are expecting to take away massive weight from the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550, to make it 450 pounds less from its close to 5,700 pounds of curb weight. This will give drivers more confidence in driving on mountainous roads. 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 will definitely uphold the SUVs structural design since it is the trademark of the G-Wagen nameplate. The paint job is going to change from current and previous models, a new engine will grace the 2018 G-Wagen plus new steer-wheel system and a lot more. Mercedes are considering widening the G-Wagen to 73″ to reduce the top heaviness. This G-Wagen will be 4″ wider than the previous models.
The width change is meant to increase ease of maneuver on roads with bends. 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 the main material on the body panel will be aluminum to make the SUV lighter for more stability on off-road terrain. There will also be new front three-link or four-link suspension added setup fixed to the new electro-mechanical steering system another reason of the increased width. The paint job is a two-tone paint scheme which includes combining Designo-Black with Mystic-White for the expected 100 Mercedes G550 “Night Star” limited editions that will be manufactured especially for the US market. The wheels will be 18″ glossed black wheels.
The interior look of the 2018 G-Wagen will be a lot like the 2018 Model, only that it will have more features and more comfort. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 will be a seven seater with premium quality leather seats. The interior will be spacious since the G-Wagen is expected to be wider.
The dashboard will be small just like in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 to create more leg room supplemented by the raised seats. As always, the monitoring devices are well placed and conveniently visible by the driver through the steer wheel gaps. The steering wheel is also expected to be leather-padded to increase handgrip just like in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550. The expected technological advancement inside the 2018 Mercedes G550 includes a 7″ touchscreen dial, new improved quality speakers, great sound system, Bluetooth, USB connectors, GPS system, Wi-Fi, camera-based crash prevention, upgraded system, the SAT/NAV, and that’s is just a few details that have been leaked.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 Engine
There are a few rumored choice engines for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550. From a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel or gasoline engine producing 360 and 300 horsepower respectively, the current G550’s 5.5L-liter V-8 just like in the G550 (12 mpg city, 15 mpg highway) to the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, the same engine that roars in the AMG GT. These are the engine choices expected for the 2018 G550. The engine of choice will be matched with Mercedes-Benz’s new 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic shift, that will ensure excellent shift experience and response while at the same time allow very little RPMs at very high speed. The 9G-Tronic 9-speed shift is also meant to increase fuel efficiency and economy.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 Release Date Price
2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 the release date is yet to be announced, but we expect Mercedes to Release 2018 G-Wagen late in 2017 or early 2018. The main competitor of the G-Wagen is the stylish Range Rover SUV. The expected price of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 is 110,000USD. This might however vary, but it shouldn’t go higher than 120,000USD. However, the Limited Edition Night Star is expected to start at 130,000USD.