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In less than two weeks Mercedes-Benz will officially pull the covers off the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class at the Detroit Auto Show. A few weeks ago Mercedes-Benz released officially photos of the interior and now we have photos of a camouflaged 2019 G-Class showing off how tough it is on the Schöckl, a 1,445 meter high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The 5.6 km “test track” includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a “G” has to endure over 2,000 strenuous kilometers on the course. While Mercedes-Benz isn’t ready to officially unveil the 2019 G-Class yet, it has revealed that it features a ladder-type frame, three 100-percent differential locks and a low range off-road ratio. Its suspension is the result of collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle.

The components of the double-wishbone front axle are directly fixed to the ladder-type frame without a suspension subframe. Plus the attachment points on the frame of the lower wishbone in a Z-direction are positioned as high up as possible.

We don’t know what powers the new G-Class, but its engines will be mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission. A new transfer case is flange-mounted directly on to the 9G-TRONIC transmission. The permanent all-wheel drive system sends 40 percent of the drive torque to the front axle and 60 percent to the rear axle.

The 2019 G-Class will feature lots of new tech features. A new 360° camera, reversing camera and three further cameras provide a bird’s eye view. The information is presented clearly in full HD in a choice of different views on the multimedia system’s display. Dynamic guide lines show the road and the width of the G-Class.

Source: Mercedes-Benz