2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class revealed

We have some official photos of the brand new for 2019 Mercedes G-Wagen! This is a nice product for Mercedes, and it looks like the look is almost the same as before. This is exactly what buyers of the G-Class wanted. They don’t want to deviate from character that made the original G-Wagen so popular.

Look at the pictures and tell us what you think!

The New G-Class Interior Revealed

If you are anxiously waiting for the reveal of the new G-Class, we have a sneak peak of the interior!

The new G-Wagen will be fully revealed soon, but at this point in time, we have a definitive idea of how the interior will look. The look interior mimics the look of other upscale Mercedes-Benz models, like the S-Class and CLS-Class. The center dash is flanked by a large glass covered center screen, lots of metal buttons that are specific to the G-Wagen, and intricate vents that look similar to the ones shown in the new CLS.

Mercedes retained the three buttons for the mechanical-locking differentials in the center of the dashboard and then built the rest of the dash around them.

Equipped for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the G-Wagen also has inductive phone charging, two USB plugs in the front and one in the rear, and each front seat will have a clip for rear-seat entertainment tablets. The G-Wagen will have only one size of glass (not steel) sunroof.

There is also talk of a profession version, with a stripped out interior for clients who really like to put their Wagens to work. A Mercedes-Benz insider said that, “There is also the possibility to do a pickup version. Not for the first generation, though.”

The G-Wagen will still have a huge amount of headroom (originally there to accommodate helmeted heads), a dash-mounted grab handle, and thin doors and A-pillars.

The G-Wagen will continue with a ladder-frame chassis, and switching to an aluminum alloy mix to increase torsional rigidity by roughly 30 percent. It will also aid in the removal of 350 pounds from the current G’s 5,724-lb curb weight, putting it at roughly 5,368 lbs. It will retain its 7,716-lb towing capacity.

It will be 0.8 inches wider, it gives a 3.9-inch improvement in its wading depth, and a 360-degree camera help to increase visibility and movement around in the cabin.

The new G-Wagen will debut in Detroit next month. Initially, the G500 will be offered with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Expect to see a new 2.9-liter straight-six turbodiesel and a four-cylinder turbodiesel later in production.

The Mercedes-Benz nine-speed automatic transmission will be in every model. The G will use a permanent, mechanical all-wheel-drive system that feeds through three individually lockable differentials.

Look at the pictures and let us know what you think!

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 4 Door Coupe Is Here

Mercedes has just revealed the all new for 2019 CLS model

All new for 2019, the CLS will be available in the “450” trim with 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque from the new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. It will be the only engine available at launch, and the car will have the CLS450 moniker.  combination starter and generator hooked up to a 48-volt electrical system. The motor produces 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, all in an effort to aid fuel efficiency. Rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive will be available.

The exterior is a modern affair, with a understated yet sporty look. If anything it’s less swoopy than previous models, but retains the classic CLS 4 door coupe look. The lights are more angular, and the whole design looks great to us.

The interior is similar to the new E-class and S-Class models, which is to say very classy and well appointed. Leather, round vents, infotainment screens, and all of the other options one would expect in a Mercedes product are present.

Mercedes will be offering a limited number of Edition 1 models, to celebrate the release of the new model. Seen in pictures as the matte gray car, the Edition 1 will feature an AMG body kit and wheels, adaptive LED lights, and a luxurious black leather interior with black natural-grain wood and copper accents.

Let us know what you think of this new CLS!

Spied: 2019 Mercedes Benz CLS

Mercedes Benz is getting ready to reveal their revised CLS at LA Auto Show on November 29

As these two pictures show, the next generation CLS is ready for prime time. The teaser image of the front end shows a headlight design with strong, straight led drl bars. The interior is similar to the current E-Class and S-Class, with a large infotainment screen, 4 round red vents, and a start stop button.

Tell us what you think about this brand new model!

DIY: How to restore your Mercedes hazed headlight lenses

Headlight Polishing DIY

This DIY will walk you through the steps of restoring your Mercedes-Benz headlights lenses. Headlight lenses turn yellow and discolor after prolonged exposure to UV rays.  The use of this kit will remove the damaged top layer and polish the lens back to a like new appearance. You may even notice improved light output from clear headlight lenses.

Figure 1B: Headlight Lens After

Figure 2: Headlight Lens Before

 

Difficulty: 2 out of 5

Estimate time for repair: 2 hours

Tools required: Power drill, 3M headlight restoration kit, microfiber towels, hose/water access

Step 1: Wash your vehicle and headlight lenses

The first step in the process is to make sure your vehicle is washed and that the headlight lenses are free from any dirt, grime, or debris. This will allow you to obtain a better finish.

Step 2: Mask off any area surrounding the headlight including the front fenders and front bumper

This is a vital step to ensure you do not damage the paint on your vehicle. Using painters tape, mask off the entire area surrounding your headlights.  Alternatively, you could remove the headlights if you have access and the necessary tools. On the vehicle this is being performed on, the front bumper must be removed for headlight removal so it was not done.

Step 3: Using your power drill with the tan colored sanding disc, sand off the top layer of the headlight lenses

The 3M headlight restoration kit includes a series of sanding discs. These discs attach to your power drill via a velcro attachment. TOP TIP: make sure you use a corded drill or have backup batteries for your cordless drill – you’ll need them!

Our cordless drill was set on the lower speed setting for this procedure. The sanding discs work much better on a slower drill speed and reduces heat buildup and clogged discs.

Slowly start sanding away the top layer of the headlight. Don’t worry if you notice the headlight looking very cloudy, this means that sanding disc is doing its job. Once done, the headlight lens will look completely cloudy and have an even appearance.

Step 4: Sand the headlight lenses with the white colored disc

In this step, the headlights must be sanded with the white colored sanding discs. These sanding discs have a finer grit and will remove any of the very large scratches. Again, the drill should be at a lower speed to allow the sanding disc to work properly.

After you are finished with this step, the headlights will still look cloudy. They should have a slightly less cloudy appearance.

Step 5: Wet sand the headlight lenses with the grey colored disc

Clean the headlight lenses. Using a hose or spray bottle, wet the headlights. Don’t get the sanding disc too wet. The grey colored sanding disc is designed to be used with water, so make sure the disc doesn’t dry out. The grey sanding disc is an even finer grit to get the headlight lenses looking much clearer.

Step 6: Attach foam polishing pad to drill attachment and polish with rubbing compound

Attach foam pad to drill attachment. Apply a little of the polishing compound. Using the drill slowly polish the headlights. Make sure you have enough compound as you do not want the pad to dry out. In this step make sure you take your time, as the more you polish the nicer the finish of the headlight lenses will be.

After you are finished polishing use a microfiber towel to remove the excess compound. Buff to a like new appearance.

 

Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition – Say Farewell To The Current G-Class

 

Production for the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition is limited to just 65 units worldwide. The twin-turbo V12 makes 630 horsepower along with 738 pound feet of torque. Expect a 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds. More than 1/3 of all G-Classes come from AMG, so it’s fitting that Mercedes-AMG made the G65 Final Edition.

The G65 Final Edition gets tasteful bronze accents on the under carriage guard, bumpers, 21-inch wheels, and mirrors. The black grille sports a bronze surround, while the running boards and exhaust tips are done in matte black. There is brown stitching on the black nappa leather seats. The carbon fiber trim also has bronze accents.

There are a number of AMG and Final Edition badges throughout. Expect the price to be around $367,000.Production of the current model is expected to continue in some form alongside a new, bigger version.

Tell us what you guys think!

Mercedes-AMG Project One: Revealed

This is the new Hypercar from Mercedes-AMG – the Project One

 

 

The Project One has a 1.6L turbocharged V6 engine and the electric motor making a staggering 670 horsepower. There is an additional electric motor mounted on the front axle to make the Project One All-Wheel-Drive. Combined with the 670 horsepower from the rear engine and motor, the combined output with the front motor is more than 1,000! The engine can rev up to 15,000 rpm, and produces peak power at a mind-blowing 11,750 rpm! The top speed is in excess of 217 MPH.

The transmission is a bespoke 8-Speed automatic transaxle that has never been used on a road-going application before. The transmission consists of multi-links front and rear, which features push-rod spring struts and adjustable coil-overs for the ultimate on-track alignment management.

Only 275 samples will be made at $2.73 million US dollars, and all units have been sold.

Tell us what you think of this amazing and mind-blowing Hypercar!

Details: Mercedes-AMG GT4 Race Car

The GT4 is based on the AMG GT R and has been homologated for FIA GT4-spec racing series

This is Mercedes and AMG’s first GT4-spec model. GT4 will be used from everything to short sprint series and day-long endurance races. The GT4 uses the same 4.0-liter biturbo V8 in the road-going car, making up to 503 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transaxle, not the 7 speed dual-clutch unit seen in the road-going model. The GT4 rides on 18-inch forged wheels with 305/660/18 section tires up front and 305/680/18 section tires in the rear. The GT4 will be $232,000 of race car goodness! Adjustable ABS and traction control, along with six-piston fixed brake calipers up front with four-piston calipers in the rear allow for truly adjustable driving.

Tell us what you think of this amazing race car!

The X-Factor: The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class Truck

Based on the Nissan Navarra, will the X-Class have what it takes to compete?

The X-Class has a very confident style from front to rear. Mercedes designers really made a premium looking pickup truck. The three-pointed star grille, LED accented headlights, premium sill plates, and sculpted rear end certainly create an aura of luxury. The truck looks very nice to our eyes, having a premium yet rugged look.

The interior of the X-Class is certainly looks top-notch. It has a very nice contemporary design, with lots of hard-wearing leather and aluminum trim. The dash is flanked with circular air vents that give the X-Class a premium look, while the 3 spoke steering wheel and top mounted infotainment screen mimic the look of more luxurious Mercedes-Benz models. Most of the interior has been fitted with Mercedes parts, not Nissan parts, which is a good thing.

As for power plants, there are two 2.3-liter inline-four diesel engines (one with a single turbo and one with a bi-turbo): a single-turbo engine will produce 163 horsepower and the bi-turbo engine will produce 190 horsepower. The bi-turbo has two different-sized turbos, which help improve power across the full rev range. There is one gasoline engine available, a 160-horsepower inline-four. Lastly, there’s a Mercedes-sourced 258 horsepower diesel V6. There will be a six-speed manual and two seven-speed automatics available. The X-Class comes in rear-wheel drive as the basic configuration. There is also selectable or permanent four-wheel drive, depending on the trim. The V6 only comes with Mercedes’ 7G-Tronic Plus automatic and permanent four-wheel drive.

The truck is available with lane-keep assist, active emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and a 360-degree camera.

Shoppers in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil will have the opportunity to purchase an X-Class.

Let us know what you think about this new model from Mercedes Benz!

Spy Shots: New Mercedes G-Class Interior Photos!

Looking at the photo, the new G Class’s interior will take cues from modern Mercedes vehicles

Looking at the images, the new interior will have a similar style MB large screen/tablet that will display the infotainment information along with a set of analog gauges. The venerable off-road grab handle is still present, along with the center of vent mounted differential locking buttons. The dash is also short and below eye level, making visibility great!

Looking at the exterior and interior photos, what do you think of the new G-Class? Let us know!