The updated G-Class looks set to make its world debut late next year, before going on sale in 2018, but here are a few spy-shots to wet your appetite.
As all previous generations of the G-Class, the future model will feature the same boxy designed body mounted on a ladder frame chassis hosting a live rear axle. But the extended wheel arches of this latest shape suggest that the 2018 G Wagen has been widened to allow for more cabin space.
The tried and tested V8 and V12 units are expected to remain and we believe the other V8, an older 5.5-litre unit, may still be offered. The six-cylinder diesel of the current E-Class features a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 254bhp and 457lb ft, which is 12bhp and 14lb ft more than the G-Class’s current diesel unit. It also conforms to the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, so it’s believed the G-Class will inherit it.