2012 Mercedes G-Class GLG review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 , 10:10:19 byEmil

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Mercedes G-Class GLG

For sure a lot of fans and not only, are asking themselves why do the Germans from Mercedes-Benz are still working with the G-Class. According to different sources, the specialists are working on launching a new model, a smaller version of the G-wagon. Its most fearful rival will be the future replacement of the Land Rover Defender. Chances are it will be called the GLG. It terms of look, it will have a fresh one, capable of attracting new customers. It will receive power from smaller engines, but according to the specialists, the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class GLG will also have a more powerful AMG variant. It will have as base the A-Class and the GLA, which was actually confirmed for 2014.



What we do know is that the future GLG will have a similar boxy shape of the G-Class, but when it comes to the styling, the car will have new and more modern elements. In a report, Mercedes-Benz officials declared that they are taking into consideration a front-wheel drive version of the GLG. We have to admit, the idea is quite good as Land Rover is also working now on something similar. This is not all the carmaker is thinking of doing. The engineers will offer 4Matic variants which will transfer the torque via an electronically controlled Haldex clutch.The engines available include a 1.6-liter capable of generating 122 horsepower and a 2.0-liter unit with 156 horsepower or 211 horsepower. The two gasoline ones are not all, but on the contrary. The carmaker also offers four diesel engines like a 1.8-liter capable of producing 109 horsepower and a 2.1-liter engine capable of developing 136 horsepower / 170 horsepower / 204 horsepower. As mentioned above, there will also be a GLG AMG variant which is expected to generate 350 horsepower. This will transfer the output to the wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Mercedes G-Class GLG will also feature stronger brakes, a revised front axle and also will be capable of steering quicker.