Many years ago, engineers in Graz developed a totally new type of DNA. The DNA of an off-road vehicle – iconic, robust and virtually indestructible. They designed parts which continue to perform the very same functions to this day. Components which have given rise to a highly distinct character over generations.
When a design has endured for 40 years and is still just as cool today, it has truly earned the title 'iconic'. There's no mistaking the identity of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The upright front grille, clear lines and large flat sides, two large rear windows and external spare wheel and broad arches all contribute to the purposeful looks. It's one of a kind – functional and robust with rugged, uncompromising looks from any angle.
One thing that has changed over the years is the interior design, which has been completely revised and sets a whole new standard. Crisp, sharp and confident-looking, the interior proportions are unmistakably that of the G-Class, providing occupants with outstanding levels of spaciousness and comfort.
Some things never change.
The unique DNA of the G-Class arose some 40 years ago. Iconic features serving specific functions which continue to lend the G-Class its unique appearance to this day.
The Driving Assistance package comprises Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Blind Spot Assist. These ease the driver's workload both in urban traffic and on country roads and provide for added safety by monitoring the vehicle's "blind spot".
Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC takes the strain off the driver in bumper-to-bumper driving on motorways and in stop-and-go traffic, and is active up to a speed of 200 km/h. Blind Spot Assist indicates vehicles in the "blind spot" to the driver by means of a yellow or red triangle which lights up in the corresponding outside mirror alongside a warning tone. The system is available in the speed range from 30 km/h to top speed and is activated via the instrument cluster.
Blind Spot Assist employs two dedicated radar sensors which are installed on the sides of the rear bumper and scan the area of the so-called blind spot. The system is activated via the instrument cluster and operates in the speed range from 30 to 250 km/h. Starting roughly at the B-pillar, the warning area ("blind spot") extends approximately three and a half metres down the right- and left-hand sides of the vehicle and three metres beyond the vehicle's rear end. The warning is provided by a triangular indicator in the exterior mirrors which lights up yellow or red. In addition to the visual indicator, a warning tone also sounds.
Detected vehicles that are overtaking are indicated immediately on entering the warning area. Vehicles which have just been overtaken are indicated around one and a half seconds after entering the zone. This avoids constant flashing of the warning triangle when overtaking a line of vehicles and sounding of the acoustic warning when pulling back into lane with the indicator on.
The LED high-performance headlamps provide more safety at night and an unmistakable, distinctive look. LED technology illuminates the road ahead better than conventional headlamps – and it uses less energy. The LED light units accentuate the G-Class's signature front design while adding their own distinctive touch.
The G-Class features three 100% differential locks to help conquer even the toughest terrain. There are heavy-duty locks in the front and rear axle differentials and a 100% lockable multiplate clutch in the transfer case. If only one of the four wheels has grip, drive will still be maintained. Locking all three differentials at the same time results in equal distribution of the engine's torque to all four wheels. This enables the wheels that do have some traction to propel the vehicle forward. The locks are designed for use only on unpaved surfaces due to the temporarily impaired steering quality and to avoid damage to the drivetrain. When the differential lock switch is on, control systems such as ESP, ABS and driver assistance systems will be deactivated, handing full control to the driver.
The COMAND Online functions can be controlled intuitively with the touch pad as part of single or multi-finger (multitouch) gestures. This additional input option (next to those of the COMAND Controller and LINGUATRONIC) has been integrated in the handrest of the central control unit.
The touchpad sensors recognise single and two-finger movements (multi-touch), swiping movements and zoom gestures made by spreading and drawing the fingertips together. Thanks to advanced script recognition, users can also input letters, special symbols and numbers in all the languages programmed for the head unit in their natural handwriting. Three buttons located behind the touch surface and touch-sensitive buttons enable direct operation of important functions such as Back, Jump to Favourites and Audio short menu. Users are provided with tactile feedback upon touching the touch area or buttons. Icons on the touch pad are illuminated to aid orientation in darkness.
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