A retro teaser of the Mercedes-AMG G-Class has been published on the web

A retro teaser of the Mercedes-AMG G-Class has been published on the web

August 21, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mercedes-Benz and its chief designer Gorden Wagener have shown an interesting G-Class on social media. Created in collaboration with designer and entrepreneur Virgil Abloh, the Geländewagen project is in fact a work of art depicting the G-Class with a reference to the past.

The teaser shows AMG badges, a distinctive front grille design, and pronounced wheel arches. But in fact, attention is drawn to the Monoblock wheels with massive yellow “Geländewagen” stickers on the sidewall of the tire, including the spare wheel at the rear. This term means “all-terrain vehicle” and represents the origin of the term G-Wagen, which we have all heard about before.

Whether this will be some kind of scale model or something else remains to be seen, but it looks like it will have a fully detailed interior judging by the analog dials of the speedometer and tachometer. The maximum mark on the speedometer is 300 km / h, and the section between 250 and 300 km / h is simply marked as “Fast” and does not show intermediate numbers. As for the rev counter, the center section seems to serve as a compass to emphasize the “open nature” of the G-Class.

Be that as it may, the official presentation will take place online on September 8, 2020. Mercedes says the artwork “will push the boundaries of each respective creative field and build a new vision of luxury, driven by the exchange of ideas and disciplines.”

As for the variety of the G-Class lineup, an electric version of the SUV will appear in a few years, and, according to a patent application filed by the German manufacturer, a new top-end G73 variant will also appear in the family. The potential flagship version of the AMG GT 73 could use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor, which will produce around 800 horsepower.