2012 Mercedes G-Class features a sturdy V12 engine

Facelifted Mercedes G-class.

The Mercedes G-class has been unveiled with a lightly renovated version . The facelifted G-class will get its world premiere at next April Beijing motor show. The reworked SUV is planned for a June market. Among the delicate changes created to the German car, the restyled grille, redesigned mirror, new headlamp inserts showcasing LED daytime running lights, altered tail lamps graphics and a new alloy wheels.

Mercedes G-class engines and specs.

The current G-Class standard power-units will be kept for the 2012 model year, including the naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine having 383 hp and the 3.0-liter V6 diesel boosting 208 hp. The G55 AMG’s 500 hp supercharged 5.4-litre V8 will be replaced with a 536bhp engine 5.5-litre V8 to be a brand new G63 AMG.

The biggest news though is the launch of a new and extremely fast G65 AMG. Recently confirmed for the SL65 AMG has same twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 with 621 bhp. Based on The German auto maker, the iconic’s SUV claims from 0-62mph in just 5.2sec, however the new G65 AMG will be electronically restricted to 155mph. It is obviously that new AMG versions will receive a distinct front design to the standard Mercedes G-class model. All AMG G-class models get a greater front bumper incorporating large air ducts for more efficient engine cooling.

All new G-class models promises substantial fuel savings, thanks to a stop/start, brake energy recovery and the seven-speed 7G-tronic gearbox instead of the five-speed 5G-Tronic unit.

The facelifted and revised 2012 Mercedes G-class will still be offered with the choice of two different wheelbases.

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