Mercedes-Benz G350d – entry-level G-Wagen debuts

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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class provides to its vary of variants, and now the G 350 d joins the roster which at present includes the G 500 and Mercedes-AMG G 63, with each petrol variants powered by a four.Zero litre biturbo V8.

Right here, the G 350 d joins the line-up with the agency’s new OM656 three.Zero litre inline-six cylinder turbodiesel, which produces 281 hp (286 PS) from three,400 rpm to four,600 rpm, and 600 Nm of torque from 1,200 rpm to three,200 rpm. Outputs are despatched to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic torque converter computerized. Everlasting all-wheel-drive is courtesy of a brand new switch case mounted on to the nine-speed gearbox, with torque break up 40:60 entrance to rear.

With this powertrain, the G 350 d attains the Zero-100 km/h acceleration benchmark in 7.four seconds, and a prime velocity of 199 km/h. The brand new diesel engine makes use of the stepped-bowl combustion course of, two-stage turbocharging and Camtronic variable valve timing. Nanoslide cylinder wall coating reduces friction losses within the cylinders and pistons, additional lowering gasoline consumption, says Mercedes-Benz. NEDC-combined gasoline consumption is rated at 9.6 l/100 km, whereas CO2 emissions are rated at 252 g/km.

Within the transfer from V6 to inline-six, higher consolation and refinement is the aim with the G 350 d, and the engine is now extra prepared to maintain greater crank speeds, whereas producing much less noise and vibrations within the inside, Mercedes-Benz says. Lively engine mounts are used within the diesel G-Wagen for the primary time, and are set to a softer mode at speeds under 5 km/h – the mounts mechanically stiffen at greater engine speeds for ‘vibrational consolation and driving dynamics’.

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The G 350 d shares the suspension structure of its petrol siblings, the place the double wishbone entrance suspension is mounted on to the ladder-frame chassis with no subframe. The decrease wishbone mounting factors are situated as excessive up within the chassis as potential in an effort to maximise off-roading floor clearance. On the again, the brand new inflexible axle is linked by 4 trailing arms on both sides, plus a Panhard rod.

Inside, the G 350 d is outfitted with leather-based seats, Artico artificial leather-covered dashboard and open-pore wooden. Additional inside trim choices can be found for the G 350 d, together with the Unique Inside Plus trim package deal with diamond quilting that’s obtainable for the primary time on this mannequin.

Driving modes are supplied by Dynamic Choose, with 5 drive modes on supply. Altering modes alters engine, transmission, suspension and steering behaviour, to various ranges of sportiness. Lively Braking Help is now a part of the motive force help suite, which goals to stop impending collisions or mitigate their seriousness through autonomous emergency braking, ought to they be unavoidable.

Because the third model of the present G-Class line-up, the G 350 d might be obtainable to order from January 2019, and the primary items are set to reach in dealerships within the Northern hemisphere spring.

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