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Ascariss
12-16-2004, 11:13 PM
old thread:<br><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1062017366" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....17366</A><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/56812.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/56811.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: <A HREF="http://www.autobild.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>:: copic</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>so, here's a pic I shot maybe 2 months ago and forgot posting ::) :<p><IMG SRC="http://www.arcor.de/palb/alben/73/832873/1024_3035303530303465.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>continue discussion here.

jro4566
12-20-2004, 07:31 PM
As usual, Huckfeldt's renditions look great!

GTAmerican.
12-20-2004, 08:11 PM
I can`t wait to see the final outcome of this G-Class!

LEXUS FAN!
12-20-2004, 08:48 PM
this is one car i am curious about

Chickpig
12-20-2004, 09:50 PM
That's a great spyshot by copic! It reveals the real shape of the headlights.

geary
12-20-2004, 10:46 PM
Do you think the G-class is linked ot that mysterious MLX class? Same or different?

CalinG7
12-21-2004, 01:32 AM
Everything I've read so far basically says that the G-class will be the 7-seat version of the ML, Mercedes' two more offroad-capable SUVs. So I think the MLX is just the G-class by another name.

Sly
12-21-2004, 03:13 AM
When and where will the new G-Class debut??? I thought it would be at Detroit like the new ML but according to a recent press release from DaimlerChrysler only the ML, R-Class and B-Class would be shown.........

fubar
12-23-2004, 06:52 PM
I doubt the G will be shown at detroit since it isnt an 06 model. Maybe there will be a vison concept but dont hold your breath. They have plenty of new product to showoff at Detroit. <p>I just wish that the new G-Wagen wasnt so much like a traditional looking SUV. Too bad MB didnt go for a more boxy approach that maintains some of the "G-ness" with a modern touch (kinda like what was done to the Range Rover and LR3). Im not saying it looks bad because it doesnt. It just isnt unique. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
12-24-2004, 12:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fubar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Too bad MB didnt go for a more boxy approach that maintains some of the "G-ness" with a modern touch (kinda like what was done to the Range Rover and LR3). Im not saying it looks bad because it doesnt. It just isnt unique. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I kinda see what you are getting at, but have you actually seen the pictures above! The cabin is almost a box its self! But i do know what you mean and i do agree. The Rangrover (as you said) is a great example! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I like this car, except for the box rear end. Im loving Mercs new soft headlamps, they are stunning <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> ! I see some Audi Avant in the 3rd row window, pitty there arnt any audi tail lamps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> , these ones are hideous. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

Riatanas
12-24-2004, 01:06 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I like this car, except for the box rear end. Im loving Mercs new soft headlamps, they are stunning <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> ! I see some Audi Avant in the 3rd row window, pitty there arnt any audi tail lamps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> , these ones are hideous. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>That's exactly what the G-Class should be; a box. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Being a box is the G-Class' trademark, if the new G-Class doesn't turn out to be a box, then me, along with lots of other MB fans will definitely be dissapointed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

hoax
12-24-2004, 01:54 AM
If it turns out anything like this, then the G class as we know it is dead.<p>This is just rubbish, like mobile phones.

Chris
12-24-2004, 02:12 AM
you are right...<br>the g-class is some kind of unique vehicle, <br>they can't replace it with an bigger m-class <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
12-25-2004, 08:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chris</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you are right...<br>the g-class is some kind of unique vehicle, <br>they can't replace it with an bigger m-class <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>So they should replace it with a slightly rounded box on wheels??? The front is really nice, square enough, but the end is so, SQUARE <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> its not funny! Although i supose they could rounden the back slightly and it would look heaps better, so a compromise on both behalfs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

AUDIisLIFE
12-25-2004, 08:52 PM
if i could have any car in the world it would definitely be a 2004 G55 AMG, my town is overflowing with them, and I hope Merc keeps the boxy styling, no matter what size and shape its still gona be one helluva G-CLASS

Hornbag
12-25-2004, 09:17 PM
Well if i could have a car, it wouldnt be a box on wheels like the origional! I thought the stoped making the G-class ages ago when the army rejected them? I must be behind the times, i thought this car was to reincarnate the dead version???

Naga Royal Guard
12-26-2004, 09:10 AM
no, they proceded to sell the Gladenwagen to civilians probably to recoup the money they ( wasted ) on making the overweight thing; it was imported into the US for insane prices until MB finally started selling it here themselves<p>now it looks like they are crossing it w/ the CLS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

iamalittlepepper
12-26-2004, 09:50 AM
Depends on which gov you are talking about.. they have been use extensively in Europe.. I won't say they have been rejected per se.. they were designed for another era. 30 years in production I would say it has been pretty successful.<p>As for NA consumption.. yes MB bought out the original importer and now only import V8 version.. however there are still a lot of independents that still sell 4cyl and 6 cyl gas and diesel versions.. The 4cy diesels have plenty of low end grunt.. besides if you offroad you don't want too much power anyways.<p>I don't think they have to recoup anything.. I mean by year 10 most of the tooling would have been writen down already.. after that is pure gravey.<p>It is pity that there is no military characteristics anymore I guess that's progress.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well if i could have a car, it wouldnt be a box on wheels like the origional! I thought the stoped making the G-class ages ago when the army rejected them? I must be behind the times, i thought this car was to reincarnate the dead version???</TD></TR></TABLE>

taskbearer
12-29-2004, 02:44 AM
This G-class looks too softish and is a bad replacement for the legendary car. the car should have looked a lot boxier and tougher. the kia KCD 2 concept is a good example of what a modern G-class should have looked like<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/kia/kcd2/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0">

Cozz
12-29-2004, 07:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>taskbearer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This G-class looks too softish and is a bad replacement for the legendary car. the car should have looked a lot boxier and tougher. the kia KCD 2 concept is a good example of what a modern G-class should have looked like<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/kia/kcd2/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That looks like pure crap. This is MB not your average Asian company. It has to look timless not from a Star War movie.

velsatis
12-30-2004, 02:08 AM
Well, sorry to disapoint some but I'm just going to the point.<br>I love it and it will do well, ok you may say it should be square, but the G as now 26 years, I think it is apropriate to ajuste to nowdays, and Mercedes wants a vehicle upper segment than the M-Class, so why not use the G? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

Charger
01-16-2005, 05:14 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=7993&sid=178&n=158" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...n=158</A>

gkracer98
01-16-2005, 07:50 PM
i am sure this car is gonna turn out great. although i love the current G, this will be a worthy replacement IMO. so far, it looks much nicer than the new ML, which i was very dissapointed by

RS
01-16-2005, 08:29 PM
It should stay the way it is forever.<p><br>Like rollin' stone<br>Cold to the bone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I'm a poet and I didn't even know it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RS Genesis at 11:34 PM 1/16/2005</i>

DoMiNo
01-17-2005, 01:05 AM
You know, the G-wagen is a car that's impossible to replace. I'm sure Mercedes will make an absurdly-luxurious, beautifully-performing truck, but it's gonna lose the eccentricity that made it so appealing in the first place. I have the strange feeling it's going to go from status symbol to high class soccer mom mobile. Maybe the old ones will go the way of the Defender 90 here in the states, and become collectors' items. <p>We can only hope, anyway. Because the mass-produced, sensible new G is going to be nothing special anymore.

Dodger
01-17-2005, 06:45 AM
Even though the G was a box on wheels, I still thought it looked fairly modern. No doubt the new G will be an excellent machine, it is sad to see the old one go.

KaRaceR
01-17-2005, 07:10 AM
looks nice nothin that special for a 4x4 the air intakes at the top of the bonnet remind me of the SLR

Laguna
01-17-2005, 07:49 AM
Nice!!. The artist impression got the M-Class face. £80,000 tops for the top of the range G-Class

bolita
01-17-2005, 08:14 AM
With the G Class going soft, doesn't this give Land Rover a better business case to develop a simple off roader thus to re new the Defender??<p>There would only be the Land Cruiser and Defender to grab this segment of NGOs and Military, no?

Laguna
01-17-2005, 08:18 AM
Could be a rival with the Disco?

hollc004
01-17-2005, 10:10 AM
I think this will find it hard to rival disco due to the prices. This things gonna b mega expensive. I dont think its a rear G wagon, Like mensioned earlier its too round and not enough box

DoMiNo
01-17-2005, 12:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With the G Class going soft, doesn't this give Land Rover a better business case to develop a simple off roader thus to re new the Defender??<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>We can only hope. I'd love to see a new Defender make its way over here to the U.S!<p>I guess the G-class will be MBZ's answer to the Range Rover? Or will it be bigger? One thing's for sure... while it may be going soft, there's sure to be one hell of an AMG version.

Laguna
01-18-2005, 07:35 AM
we all know that G-Classes are expensive including the cheap ones. might start at £30,000 going to £80,000 or £90,000. What do you think?

Dal
01-18-2005, 08:35 AM
that sounds right, but thats only if they want to be competitive, i think they may start pricing from about £45'000+<p>edit: why does that annoying lil A character always come come up before the pound sign?

Laguna
02-06-2005, 07:13 AM
DaimlerChryslers rugged off-roader, the Mercedes G-Wagen, will finally get a replacement. The current G has been on the market for an incredible 25 years. At first it was used in the army and as a utility off-roader for farms and forest services.<p>But from the late Eighties on, the boxy shaped old-timer became all of a sudden the must-have for city slickers with the necessary money. Again and again it was updated by adding electronic and luxury features like power windows, power steering, air conditioning and even airbags. Inside, the plain ute was updated with polished wood trim and leather seats. The most expensive is the current AMG version, which sells surprisingly well these days in particular in the United States. <p>Now, however, DaimlerChrysler has finally planned to end the current Gs career. A new replacement will be released at the next Detroit Motor Show in January 2005. And at the same time the German carmaker will launch two more 4x4 models, the new M-Class and the new R-Class. The latter Mercedes is an addition to the off-road range that will strike against rivals like Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg, and BMW X5. It is not exactly an off-road car but rather a very sporty and luxurious wagon-van with four-wheel drive, nicknamed the Grand Sport Tourer. <p>All three cars will not only debut in Detroit in 2005, they will also be produced in the United States in the DaimlerChrysler plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and not a like the current G a by Magna-Steyr in Graz, Austria.<p>In order not to disappoint fans of the sturdy 4x4, the company is developing a special top-of-the-line 4x4 package for the new G model. To come up to the expectations of those potential buyers, it is expected to offer a lot more comfort and modern equipment than the current G.<p>Power will come from two strong diesels  a 231-hp V-6 and a 300-hp V-8  and two new gas-powered V-8 engines, a 4.6-liter engine with 326 hp and a 5.5-liter unit with 408 hp. The AMG version is rumored to deliver 460 hp. <p>Article from the Car Connection <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

Chickpig
02-06-2005, 07:28 AM
note that this article is old and inaccurate. Only the M-class debuted at detroit.

bm88
02-06-2005, 07:29 AM
I really cant wait to see what BRABUS do with 460hp! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

IcedG35
02-07-2005, 11:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I really cant wait to see what BRABUS do with 460hp! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>probably about the same as what they're doing with the current 493 hp

Player4
02-10-2005, 04:50 PM
<B>2006 Mercedes-Benz G-Class</B><p><I><B>What Edmunds.com Says:</B>Mercedes is taking a chance by exchanging the G-Wagen's tough truck style for a more modern look, but expect it to have all of the capability of its predecessor and a half decent ride to boot. </I><p><I><B>What We Know:</B>The G-Class will be the last of a trio of vehicles built off of a new platform, which will also underpin the new M- and R-Class Mercedes. All three of these vehicles will be built at the company's plant in Alabama. Unlike the current version that uses ancient military-inspired hardware, this G-Class will employ unibody construction and the latest electronically controlled traction systems. Power will most likely come from Mercedes' latest four-valve V8s with a diesel option a distinct possibility. As it will sit at the top of Mercedes' SUV range, expect the G-Class to be priced similarly to Range Rover and perhaps even the Porsche Cayenne, both of which it will likely compete with at the apex of the SUV spectrum.</I><p><br><A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2006/Mercedes-Benz/100511160/20023149-E.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332...E.jpg</A><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.Edmunds.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.Edmunds.com</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 3:56 PM 2/10/2005</i>

sc43018
02-11-2005, 02:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You know, the G-wagen is a car that's impossible to replace. I'm sure Mercedes will make an absurdly-luxurious, beautifully-performing truck, but it's gonna lose the eccentricity that made it so appealing in the first place. I have the strange feeling it's going to go from status symbol to high class soccer mom mobile. Maybe the old ones will go the way of the Defender 90 here in the states, and become collectors' items. <p>We can only hope, anyway. Because the mass-produced, sensible new G is going to be nothing special anymore.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think that this SUV should replace the G-class, but not carry on the Gwagen name. This, although would kill the G, would also not ruin its legacy, and mercedes will still have the oppritunity to compete in the upperluxury suv market. I love the current G, and would hate to see it ruined by a wannabe designed for upperclass soccer moms

Hornbag
02-11-2005, 06:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>There would only be the Land Cruiser and Defender to grab this segment of NGOs and Military, no?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ur 4gettin the greatest car of all time.........the Hummer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

Laguna
02-12-2005, 10:42 AM
Note taken. LOL. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Laguna at 12:51 AM 2/15/2005</i>

sc43018
02-14-2005, 03:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ur 4gettin the greatest car of all time.........the Hummer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>what makes the hummer the greatest car of all time?

bolita
02-14-2005, 03:52 PM
<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ur 4gettin the greatest car of all time.........the Hummer </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, right! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/moon_1_D.gif" BORDER="0"> If you think you can compare the H1 to these other vehicles why dont you throw in a Lamborghini LM001 in the comparison<p>

Ascariss
02-14-2005, 04:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>Yeah, right! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/moon_1_D.gif" BORDER="0"> If you think you can compare the H1 to these other vehicles why dont you throw in a Lamborghini LM001 in the comparison<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe it's the LM002 and people get back on topic for the G class and not other suv's, the opinions area is for that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

sc43018
02-15-2005, 04:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I believe it's the LM002 and people get back on topic for the G class and not other suv's, the opinions area is for that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good, Ascariss, while you are here... settle this debate, which is better, a Gwagen or Hummer......jk... does anyone know when the G could be debuted?

carrera4
02-17-2005, 11:06 AM
source 4car<br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/g-wagen/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagen-001.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/g-wagen/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagen-002.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...2.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/g-wagen/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagen-003.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/g-wagen/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagen-004.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...4.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/g-wagen/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagen-005.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...5.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/g-wagen/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagen-006.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/m...6.jpg</A>

Charger
02-17-2005, 03:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Spy Shot: Mercedes-Benz G-Class<br>The latest M-Class was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show (January 2005), and the new G will make its debut later in the year. The military-issue G has always been M-B's answer to the Land Rover Defender, and was always a no-compromises off-roader with full separate chassis and go-anywhere abilities, though this next time around, it will be much-improved as a road car. Aimed more squarely at the Range Rover, it will - like the RR - now have a more car-like monococque (unibody) construction, with much of its underpinnings shared with the M-Class and upcoming R-Class luxury crossover vehicle. It will no longer be built by Steyr-Puch in Austria, but will come off the same production lines as the M and R in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, reflecting Mercedes' ambitions for the model in the US market. To be positioned further upmarket than the M-Class - and almost in Hummer territory - US price tags are expected to hit the $100,000 mark for the more powerful models, which will include a fully AMG-ed monster, probably with the new 6.5-litre engine as used in the S65 AMG saloon. A small number may be bought to the UK under special order, though these will be left-hand drive only and solely the reserve of those after a bit of Benz exclusivity.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: 4car

bolita
02-17-2005, 03:50 PM
So, basically the G Class will be a streched M-Class for twice the price??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0">

Dal
02-17-2005, 04:17 PM
i think it looks better then the m-class, it doesnt seem to look too over styled (have to wait for un-camoed pics tho)<p>nicely proportioned too

Andre
02-17-2005, 04:37 PM
I'm thinking Mitubishi Monetero (sport) when I see those photos<p>and no, that's not good

Naga Royal Guard
02-17-2005, 04:39 PM
dis aint gonna be da G-Unit Class benz no mo fo sho<p> <I>in otherwords, it lost its charm and appeal</I>

Dal
02-17-2005, 04:47 PM
it will be the G-Unit class when someone puts 26" wheels on it<br> <br>u just watch<br>

Naga Royal Guard
02-17-2005, 04:48 PM
ive seen 22" spinners on an altima 2.5 :)

Laguna
02-18-2005, 03:44 AM
SPINNERS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! What the hell??? Are they plastic???? The G-Class is not a SUV. SUV's are supposed to be used for Off-roading. Like racing. I have said that wrong.

Dal
02-18-2005, 08:10 AM
so u expect every "suv" to be off roading?<p>lets see a lil list:<p>BMW X5<br>BMW X3<br>Mercedes M-class<br>Lexus RX300<br>Cadillac Escalade<br>Lincoln Navigator<br>Lincoln Aviator<br>GMC Yukon XL

sc43018
02-18-2005, 08:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">SPINNERS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! What the hell??? Are they plastic???? The G-Class is not a SUV. SUV's are supposed to be used for Off-roading. Like racing. I have said that wrong.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dal</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so u expect every "suv" to be off roading?<br>lets see a lil list:<p>BMW X5<br>BMW X3<br>Mercedes M-class<br>Lexus RX300<br>Cadillac Escalade<br>Lincoln Navigator<br>Lincoln Aviator<br>GMC Yukon XL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>you both have decent points. SUV were originally made for offroading and military purposes. The list above is a car companies attempt to hit a more broad appeal (soccer moms) So while the G is not for spinners, not all SUVS are for offroading

Comrade
03-17-2005, 08:45 PM
Hi, I found a video clip of the G-class testing...<br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/video/200503_mercedes-g-class_l.avi" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/vide...l.avi</A><p>source: autobild.de

Cozz
03-18-2005, 05:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dal</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so u expect every "suv" to be off roading?<p>lets see a lil list:<p>BMW X5<br>BMW X3<br>Mercedes M-class<br>Lexus RX300<br>Cadillac Escalade<br>Lincoln Navigator<br>Lincoln Aviator<br>GMC Yukon XL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Only one pops up as an off-road SUV.

erzhik
03-18-2005, 06:39 PM
They shouldn't change the design of the G class. G class stayed the same for 25 years, they should keep this design..Cause G class is SO popular in my country, even though it costs more than $120,000 in my country...

sc43018
03-20-2005, 02:14 PM
and makin it share a platform with a jeep would abosolutely kill the prestige of that car..... i would be insulted by mercedes if they did that

sc43018
03-31-2005, 04:26 PM
there is a pic/chop on edmunds, i tried getting just the image link but i was unable to.......<br><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/FutureVehiclesLanding" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...nding</A>

erzhik
03-31-2005, 04:36 PM
From these last pics, I hate everything about new G class. MB should have kept the previous design.. 25 years of success, and now complete change.. Old G class looks a lot better, and a lot more luxury look...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

sc43018
03-31-2005, 04:40 PM
The new G is such a twisting issue.... MB needed to end its run, 25 years is a LONG time, but the G needs to keep its prestige, and I am just afraid the new one will not do that. I love the idea of a big SUV for benz, to compete with a hummer, RR, Cayenne, and any other high end SUV, but is it in the best interests of MB to change the G the way it is?

erzhik
03-31-2005, 04:56 PM
ok just look at this G class...<br>Am I the only one who likes this one?<br>It looks so much better<p><IMG SRC="http://www.classicdriver.com/upload/images/_de/2175/DCG-Modell/img103.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

Andre
03-31-2005, 05:03 PM
A giant Toaster on wheels...<p>It ain't much better than an xB<p>but it is better than <A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/il/lp/2005/0328/future2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">this</A>

The Water Is Poison
03-31-2005, 05:08 PM
Look at it this way, at least it wont look like a first generation naziwagen<br>

erzhik
03-31-2005, 05:12 PM
25 years of success.. Brabus even made a special version for their anniversary..the first SUV with V12 motor..<p>6.3 litres, 610 hp, amazing car... 0-60mp/h in 5.2 seconds... this is just something for the SUV this size<p><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv12.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv12.html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv122.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv122.html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv127.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv127.html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv126.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv126.html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv123.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv123.html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv124.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv124.html</A><p><A HREF="http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv125.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fast-autos.net/brabus/gv125.html</A><p>

DoMiNo
03-31-2005, 05:57 PM
Oh, no... this is truly a disappointment. DLO looks straight off the Jeep GC. And the rear is almost... Korean or Japanese. Proportionally, this car just looks wrong, and not nearly as rugged as I'd hoped. I love MB, but I would much rather have a Range.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DoMiNo at 6:02 PM 3/31/2005</i>

Cozz
03-31-2005, 06:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A giant Toaster on wheels...<p><b>It ain't much better than an xB</b><p>but it is better than <A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/il/lp/2005/0328/future2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">this</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Come again? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Denali
03-31-2005, 07:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ok just look at this G class...<br>Am I the only one who likes this one?<br>It looks so much better<br><IMG SRC="http://www.classicdriver.com/upload/images/_de/2175/DCG-Modell/img103.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>i do, the new one is gonna flop... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
03-31-2005, 08:06 PM
that chop looks pretty accurate

GerjurdKing
03-31-2005, 08:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ok just look at this G class...<br>Am I the only one who likes this one?<br>It looks so much better<p><IMG SRC="http://www.classicdriver.com/upload/images/_de/2175/DCG-Modell/img103.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>I'm a huge G-Class fan. The G55 is incredible. I mean come on, it has quad side pipes! The Brabus version is insane but the grille looks like a missed opportunity. They should have smacked a huge 'B' in there or 'BRABUS'. The new G looks just like any other SUV and that is not a good thing.

erzhik
03-31-2005, 09:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GerjurdKing</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>I'm a huge G-Class fan. The G55 is incredible. I mean come on, it has quad side pipes! The Brabus version is insane but the grille looks like a missed opportunity. They should have smacked a huge 'B' in there or 'BRABUS'. The new G looks just like any other SUV and that is not a good thing.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol...i my city they actually put huge B or huge G instead of the mercedes badge. looks so much better.. have you seen the lorinser version? sick design.... anyways, i will try to get some pics with a huge B and a G on the grille.. keep checkin in..

Spock
04-01-2005, 10:35 AM
From 4car<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/03-large/Mercedes-G-Wagon-01.jpg" BORDER="0">

IcedG35
04-01-2005, 10:54 AM
Is this on the same platform as the Commander; how bout ML and Grand Cherokee?

GerjurdKing
04-01-2005, 11:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol...i my city they actually put huge B or huge G instead of the mercedes badge. looks so much better.. have you seen the lorinser version? sick design.... anyways, i will try to get some pics with a huge B and a G on the grille.. keep checkin in.. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Awesome thanks, I can't wait to see! Now Im going to go hunt down pics of the Lorinser version!

Krypton
04-01-2005, 12:42 PM
its on a streched platform of the ML and has nothing to do with Commander or grand cherokee

Santeno
04-01-2005, 01:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is this on the same platform as the Commander; how bout ML and Grand Cherokee?</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> I knew someone would eventually make the comparisson. Based on outward appearance, the bigger cherokee look does make the two seem related doesn't it.

Rugbyplaya91
04-01-2005, 04:22 PM
whoah.. is this replacing the g wagon..... <p>i mean i guess it is and if it will....<p>it will flop.. this is like like an mL with a boxy back...<p>i like the gwagon now, better

VexedandGlorious
04-01-2005, 05:22 PM
it wont flop, once its in magazines with oversized rims, its sure to sell.

friends_forever
04-02-2005, 08:36 AM
Ok, I think you guys are becoming a little out of touch with what benz's primary motivation is - sell more cars. I would imagine most "regular people" don't like the current G-class - I mean, look at it; it's ugly and out of date. If you forget about it's history, this thing, by today's standards, looks worse than a jeep commander (and that's saying something). <p>The point is, this clearly is not the product that benz wants to send out to genuinely compete with the range rover or any other top level suv. I'm sure they're disappointed that they can't continue the 25 year legacy of this car, but it simply does not make sense. Do really think the whole world is crying out here? No, only car enthusiasts are - just like you guys. Unfortunately, it's not likely that many of you fall within the target market of car companies building ultra premium suv's. <p>Will Mercedes sell more of the new G-class than the old? Of course they will.<p>Problem solved.

Dodger
04-02-2005, 08:54 AM
I have to say you are right and I agree with you. Mercedes needs a more high volumn product and this fits the bill. Lets just hope there are no quality issues with it...

friends_forever
04-02-2005, 09:11 AM
To further develop my last point, I just want to make clear that I don't think the car industry is necessarily as cold and calculated as simply selling more cars. Attention needs to be paid to the bottom line first and foremost; however there is a certain element of passion that car manufacturers must respect.<p>Cars are an interesting phenomenon in that they are nothing more than metal objects yet they evoke a certain passion out of people that cannot always be explained. I think it would be foolish for an automotive manufacturer not to recognized this and respect it when bringing new vehicles to the market. Mercedes I'm sure is thrilled with their legion of fans and does not want to alienate them. Even if they can't afford to purchase one of their automobiles now, doesn't mean they won't later. Furthermore, excitement and anticipation of new models exhibited by the general public is good and is something that all manufacturers strive for.<p>If Mercedes is smart (and they obviously are) the new G-class will be of extraordinary innovation and quality. I know that it will take some time for people to get used to the new model, however I think everyone needs to respect the past, but embrace the future. How else is the automotive industry going to progress and develop?<br>

AM2
04-02-2005, 12:01 PM
I don't think the current G-class is ugly, its just a true 4X4 off-roader.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-web.co.jp/NEW_CAR/Geneva2004/GERMAN/BENZ_G55AMG/00.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Before if you want a more car like SUV, you could get an M-class, if you wanted a tougher 4X4 SUV you could get a G-class.<p>Now the all-new G-class was made softer... its now just a long wheelbase version of the more car like M-class. <p>I wish that somehow they can still retain some of the ruggedness of the G-class.<br>

friends_forever
04-02-2005, 12:19 PM
okay, so you're telling me that if that exact truck was released on this day for the first time ever, you would think it's a good looking car? do you think your average fortune 500 CEO would? probably not.<p>who's in the market for an $80,000 SUV, you or them?

AM2
04-02-2005, 12:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>friends_forever</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">okay, so you're telling me that if that exact truck was released on this day for the first time ever, you would think it's a good looking car? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well, I'd rather have this over a Hummer H2 if I could afford it. It would also probably last much longer.<br>I like the current G-class, but I agree its expensive.<p>Calling it Ugly or beautiful is a personal opinion, it wasn't really meant to target people who prefer softer more car like SUVs. Its in a different class.<p>This is targeted at those who prefer rugged real deal off-road SUVs.<br>Just like what the Jeep Wrangler is doing on the opposite end of the market.<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 4:51 AM 4/3/2005</i>

friends_forever
04-02-2005, 12:50 PM
yeah, but in terms of price, it really can't compete. the current G is targeted towards those who like rugged suv's... okay, but how many people are going to spend that much on a car and then essentially risk ruining it? <p>yes, i know you like this car. that's fine, i respect that, but it makes no sense from mercedes' point of view to keep the G the way it is. the market for ultra luxury suv's for cruising around the hampton's is a lot deeper than the market for $80,000 25-year-old off roaders. to this end, the G cannot currently deliver on this.

AM2
04-02-2005, 12:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>friends_forever</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah, but in terms of price, it really can't compete. the current G is targeted towards those who like rugged suv's... okay, but how many people are going to spend that much on a car and then essentially risk ruining it? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The owners may not go beyond dirt roads but some SUV buyers prefer an SUV that was designed to tackle rougher terrain. <br>One of the reasons people buy it is the fact that its a G-class, which is known to be a true rugged and solid SUV. <p>Similar to this case ---&gt; Why buy a $400,000 200mph exotic car when you won't go anywhere near 200mph? <p>But anyway, if they do damage their G-class i'm so sure these guys who would spend $80,000 can also afford to maintain and repair a vehicle like this.

Velocitas
04-02-2005, 01:48 PM
<br>The G-class has a lot of status, and it's styling has enhanced that. The more pressing problem with the current G is that it's so much a true off-roader that it's not a terribly good freeway cruiser.<p>The stying changes to the G are probably at least as much related to the reduction of wind noise, fuel economy benefit, and better performance at freeway speeds. Unfortunately, it looks like just another anonymous luxury SUV -- you could put a Lexus badge or a BMW badge on it, and no one would know the difference.<br>

IcedG35
04-02-2005, 04:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>friends_forever</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The point is, this clearly is not the product that benz wants to send out to genuinely compete with the range rover or any other top level suv.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Totally agree with you that this is the most sensible move for mercedes and it cleans up their model lineup. However, I think a lot of people will be moving to Mercedes from Ragne Rover, especially once we see the larger engined G's such as the rumored G600 etc. Mercedes quality is on the rise and Range Rover quality is horrible (Please dont start another quality war over that comment).

erzhik
04-02-2005, 07:04 PM
I don't know, maybe I am the only one who really like the old design..<p>Current G class design is very rich design.. and the new one will be like a long M class. current G is just so much better looking to me..

Hornbag
04-02-2005, 07:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Before if you want a more car like SUV, you could get an M-class, if you wanted a tougher 4X4 SUV you could get a G-class.<p>Now the all-new G-class was made softer... its now just a long wheelbase version of the more car like M-class. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, yes i agree with you on this. But now with the M-calss being a 5 seater only (read it in WHEELS) it makes sence to make the G-class a bigger 7 seater M-calss. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

Roadster44
04-02-2005, 10:08 PM
I will hold my judgement till the car is reviewed my multiple presses. However I will say this in defense of MB, a company must keep on going forward. You cannot stay at one point with one design unless its something really popular (Porsche 911). G-Wagen had a loyal following, but limited appeal. Perhaps new model ideally will retain and even improve its off-road capability as well as introduce more refinement. We shall see.

Charger
04-03-2005, 03:31 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/9408_image.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...e.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://siteadmin.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/tmb/9409_image.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://siteadmin.thecarconnect...e.jpg</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DaimlerChrysler's biggest off-roader, the Mercedes G-Class, will get a replacement next year. Like the new Mercedes ML-Class and R-Class, the next Mercedes G-Class will be produced in the United States in the DaimlerChrysler plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and not - like the current G-Class - by Magna-Steyr in Graz, Austria. The carmaker has increased the Tuscaloosa plant's capacity and is now able to produce 160,000 units per year with the help of 4000 employees.<p>In order not to disappoint fans of the sturdy 4x4, DaimlerChrysler has developed a special top-of-the-line 4x4 package for the new G-Class. Power will come from a range of diesel and V-8 engines. The V-8s include a 326-hp, 4.6-liter unit and a 5.5-liter, 408-hp version. An AMG version may top 460 hp.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: TCC

Chickpig
04-04-2005, 07:37 AM
Larger picture for the rear<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/9409_image.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...e.jpg</A>

skoochythatone
04-04-2005, 12:55 PM
Are these latest pics photoshopped or real? I highly doubt that they are real, considering the shot from the front where you see second prototype with tape parked next to it.<p>But even if it is shopped, looks really good in my eyes. Boxy, but not too boxy with the right round shapes in the right places. It will be really, really hard not to disappoint the loyal G-Klasse fans, but this looks like its going into the right direction.

erzhik
04-04-2005, 01:04 PM
dude...it's a chop

skoochythatone
04-04-2005, 01:23 PM
Dude..thanks. I think I made it clear that I didnt believe they were real. But thanks anyway. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
04-05-2005, 12:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>friends_forever</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok, I think you guys are becoming a little out of touch with what benz's primary motivation is - sell more cars. I would imagine most "regular people" don't like the current G-class - I mean, look at it; it's ugly and out of date. If you forget about it's history, this thing, by today's standards, looks worse than a jeep commander (and that's saying something). <p>Will Mercedes sell more of the new G-class than the old? Of course they will.<p>Problem solved.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well said... I guess what it all comes down to is the fact that MBZ is losing market share, and a rough and rugged G-Class isn't going to help matters. I suppose watering it down was inevitable.

Superfresa
04-05-2005, 07:23 PM
Ouch. As a modern SUV you've gotta love it, but I'm unsure If those of us who actually appreciate ruggedness/Toughness from a Gelandewaggen will like this new car. <p>Oh well, Heaps better than an H2...

Santeno
04-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Here's a little article on the G from Autoexpress:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">G-CLASS COMES IN FROM COLD<p>Caught cold-weather testing in the mag this week, the Merc G-Class is the next model in Mercedes' avalanche of new products - and it's a classic reborn. <p>The chunky crossover borrows much of its underpinnings - including the all-wheel-drive chassis - from the M, creating a spacious high-riding estate. Replacing the boxy and agricultural G-Wagen off-roader, the newcomer will be far more luxurious and refined. <p>Designers are promising the G's cabin will be packed with clever ideas and storage features, complemented by high-standard safety kit. However, the key attraction will be its ability to carry seven passengers plus luggage. That puts the car head-to-head with Land Rover's new Discovery. <p>The big Mercedes features a clever third row of seats. <u>When not in use, the two rearmost chairs individually fold flat into the boot floor</u>. Each will have its own integrated belts and ISOFIX child seat mounting points. <p>When the G-Class arrives in the UK next year, Mercedes will offer a choice of four engines, including a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel developing either 190bhp or 224bhp. There will also be 272bhp 3.5-litre and 306bhp 5.0 V8 petrol units. Each will drive all four wheels through the 7G-Tronic auto gearbox. <p>Meanwhile, Mercedes has launched the biggest vehicle recall in its history. Over the next eight months, the firm will repair and upgrade 1.3million models worldwide. Close to 60,000 UK cars will have work done to fix a host of electronic gremlins, including braking issues. <p>Affected vehicles are the E-Class, SL and new CLS, built between June 2001 and last month. All other six and eight-cylinder petrol cars manufactured between June 2001 and November 2004 are also being called back. Customers are being informed in writing.</TD></TR></TABLE>

ndjan
04-06-2005, 02:26 PM
Styling-wise, I think they're going the wrong way. Evolutionary styling, like with Landrover, has proven to be more effective.

Hornbag
04-07-2005, 05:14 AM
Actually those chops dont looks half bad. if it ends up looking like that then i think it will be good cos they have combined the G wagens identity with the roundness of the M class...pretty cool actaully!

sc43018
04-10-2005, 06:18 PM
as long as the G isnt just a "longer and bigger" M, i think mercedes will have done the right thing. we dont want a ML500 long wheelbase named a G

Dodger
04-30-2005, 05:42 PM
<A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=29&article_id=9503" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/ar...=9503</A><p>A pic from Brenda Priddy. Don't know if it has been posted yet.

LEXUS FAN!
07-15-2005, 12:32 AM
there are a few pictures of this and the C-class on<p><A HREF="http://www2.autospies.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.autospies.com</A>/

synthesis
07-15-2005, 02:03 AM
also from autospies, the name of the new 'G' is supposed to be changed to 'GL'

skoochythatone
07-15-2005, 04:45 PM
Ok ok..I know its been a while..but hey..everyone deserves a vacation.<p>Well anyway..here is my latest spyshot, not my best one ever, but theres more to come in the future!<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/skoochythatone/G-Klasse1.jpg" BORDER="0">

sc43018
07-15-2005, 10:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok ok..I know its been a while..but hey..everyone deserves a vacation.<p>Well anyway..here is my latest spyshot, not my best one ever, but theres more to come in the future! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>this pic is great, but just when i thought the G was nearly uncover almost 2 months ago, its back with more camo and possibly a new name (GL?)<p>skoochythatone- glad to see good spy shots, along with a vacation and something to ease the pain of no more shots of the S-class. keep em coming, i want this more G than the S

AutoSaurus
07-19-2005, 01:26 PM
New info: <A HREF="http://www.freep.com/money/autonews/mercedes16e_20050716.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com/money/aut...6.htm</A><p> <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The automaker's top U.S. executive, Paul Halata, said the new GL model made in Vance will be the largest in a family of luxury sport-utility vehicles that includes the M-Class and R-Class.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Santeno
07-20-2005, 09:34 AM
New very clear pics from autowereld:<p><A HREF="http://www.autowereld.com/imagesDB/640/572012481089_g.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autowereld.com/imag...g.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autowereld.com/imagesDB/640/5720124814111_g.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autowereld.com/imag...g.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autowereld.com/imagesDB/640/572012481811_g.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autowereld.com/imag...g.jpg</A>

DoMiNo
07-20-2005, 10:01 AM
They've really managed to sap the life out of this one, haven't they. Something tells me this thing's not going to be in <I>nearly</I> as many rap videos.

AutoSaurus
07-20-2005, 10:01 AM
I wonder if MB doesn't intentionally put these "spy photos" out b/c if you can get this close with no one around then why not get some interior shots too.<p>Looks good though!

the future
07-20-2005, 10:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Something tells me this thing's not going to be in <I>nearly</I> as many rap videos.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So what? Is this an indicator for how good a car is? Besides, the "Ur"-G-class will be built for some more years than previously planned. It's the most profitable Mercedes and they're still selling well. So it wouldn't make sense dropping it. It may also be the reason why this car is called "GL" and not "G"...

Roadster44
07-20-2005, 03:50 PM
So am I understanding this correctly? It's not replacing G-Wagen, but becoming an all new GL-Class?

IcedG35
07-20-2005, 09:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Roadster44</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So am I understanding this correctly? It's not replacing G-Wagen, but becoming an all new GL-Class?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>it will replace the G wagon. It's like the ML being referred to as the M class. The GL will be referred to as the new G Class. Galendezwagon is dead i guess, but knowing mercedes, a G65 will makes its debut for the last year of the allmighted G-wagon. (just kidding but that'd be awesome)

the future
07-22-2005, 06:49 AM
There was an article in "AutoBild" that said that the current G-class will be built until 2010.

Santeno
07-26-2005, 09:54 AM
A few new pics from autorevue.cz:<p><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/11.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/11.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/22.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/22.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/33.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/33.jpg</A>

RoadKing
07-27-2005, 07:38 PM
I caught new photos of the GL near the Denver International Airport today...<p>First Spy Pic Ever!!!.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-RoadKing<p><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3990/gl15jj.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><br><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7536/gl21so.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7536/gl21so.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1605/gl37nh.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1605/gl37nh.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/61/gl40qo.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/61/gl40qo.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8363/gl56ez.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8363/gl56ez.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2798/gl66tb.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2798/gl66tb.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/8135/gl77uj.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RoadKing at 7:53 PM 7/27/2005</i>

AutoSaurus
07-27-2005, 07:43 PM
Nice job! I remember my first...a Cadillac CTS. <p>This is the same GL posted earlier this week too. Also, the first interior shot I've seen. Looks very similar to my 06 ML350....which is not surprising.<p>

against the wall
07-27-2005, 08:03 PM
no automaker tests vehicles in my area so the chances of me catching one here r slim. but when i go on my westward vacation ill look for some in sf.

LEXUS FAN!
07-27-2005, 08:48 PM
where do you live?<p>

against the wall
07-27-2005, 08:56 PM
i live on long island.

LEXUS FAN!
07-27-2005, 10:32 PM
oh...yea...you don't see anything...don't worry<p>i really don't see anything, and i live in the HQ of Torrance, Lexus, Scion, Nissan, and Honda...<br>there is also a Hyundai HQ about 35 minutes from me...plus a building, not a HQ for multiple divisions of Ford<p>they are all really secretive about their cars, so you don't really see mules<p>if you go on the freeway here around 3 pm, you will probably see a mule or something, but it is hard to tell what they are unless they are a popular car b/c the manufacturers here aren't as open as the ones in detroit<p>sorry...this was a little off topic

synthesis
07-28-2005, 12:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bonzos montreaux</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">no automaker tests vehicles in my area so the chances of me catching one here r slim. but when i go on my westward vacation ill look for some in sf.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i live near sf and havent really seen any. i did catch a vibe running around a few months before debut (nummi factory is nearby which makes corolla, matrix, vibe, and tacoma), but i'm not sure if spy pics were already taken of it. <p>good job with the gl roadking. i wonder why it was at the airport. would have been awesome if you could have taken an interior shot.

skoochythatone
07-28-2005, 12:25 AM
This picture is hilarious:<br><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1605/gl37nh.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1605/gl37nh.jpg</A>

against the wall
07-28-2005, 07:48 AM
anybody think there will be something testing in the death valley area? im going there too. and then we r driving to vegas.

AutoSaurus
07-28-2005, 07:50 AM
Earlier I mentioned that this was the same vehicle from earlier in the week however, I was wrong. Same tag number but different color. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/33.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/6019/33.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3990/gl15jj.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3990/gl15jj.jpg</A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2K at 8:46 PM 7/28/2005</i>

against the wall
07-28-2005, 07:52 AM
autosaurus look closely at the 2nd pic u just posted. there appears to be a gl in front of it from what you can see.

AM2K
07-28-2005, 08:07 AM
The california '5506' number plate is being used on several different Mercedes Benz vehicles being tested. The upcoming S63 AMG is also out there testing and has been snapped with the same number on its plate.<br>

StevenZoz
07-28-2005, 10:42 AM
this thing looks huge

Chris_Doane
07-28-2005, 11:18 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AutoSaurus</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Earlier I mentioned that this was the same vehicle from earlier in the week however, I was wrong. Same tag number but different color. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Please dont post the actual photos (in this case the black G class) just post URL links

AM2K
07-28-2005, 12:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Explorer_97</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Please dont post the actual photos (in this case the black G class) just post URL links</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Explorer, not meaning to sound rude but can you please send an IM to one of the mods or admins about any picture concerns, rather than posting publically in the forum?

JBlair
07-28-2005, 12:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2K</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Explorer, not meaning to sound rude but can you please send an IM to one of the mods or admins about any picture concerns, rather than posting publically in the forum? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>He doesn't because the mods won't listen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2K
07-28-2005, 12:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>He doesn't because the mods won't listen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well we all try our best, but certain members make it their life's work to moan and not follow the rules..

Santeno
07-28-2005, 01:13 PM
Blair You are way out of line. We care greatly and go to great lengths to work with photographers instead of antagonising them. Everything isn't always perfect, but we try. Just because our posters can be a bit eager at times and link to their sites does not mean that when we notice that we ignore it. Just look at how many posts on the board say "edited by [insert staff member's name]".<p>Now everyone, Back on topic!

AutoSaurus
07-28-2005, 02:41 PM
Thanks AM2K for editing. I got a little excited and thought these photos were linked above a few pages back when it was actually on another board.

Hornbag
07-28-2005, 10:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This picture is hilarious:<br><A HREF="http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1605/gl37nh.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1605/gl37nh.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL<p>But that picture looks great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> wow, im suprised that it is turning out so nice, i thought it would just be a box on wheels. a big thumbs up from me! i cant wait untill actual pictures are released

Chris_Doane
07-28-2005, 11:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>LOL<p>But that picture looks great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> wow, im suprised that it is turning out so nice, i thought it would just be a box on wheels. a big thumbs up from me! i cant wait untill actual pictures are released</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha...I wanted to see pics of it actually going through the car wash.

CARSRTHEWORLD
08-01-2005, 07:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Auto-Central.org</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes, thats right, we have done it again! But this time, with an exclusive video of the Next Mercedes G-Class/MLK! Thanks to Skoochythatone, one of Auto-Central's resident spy photographers!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Video link (only 750kb): <A HREF="http://www.auto-central.org/G-Klasse.3gp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-central.org/G-Klasse.3gp</A><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.Auto-Central.org" TARGET="_blank">http://www.Auto-Central.org</A>

Cozz
08-01-2005, 10:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>He doesn't because the mods won't listen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ouch. That was a bit below the belt. The mods do a great job of running the place BTW.<p>&lt;--------- Kissing Ass <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

CARSRTHEWORLD
08-17-2005, 10:43 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We have obtained exclusive Mercedes G-class spy shots taken by skoochythatone. You can clearly make out the shape of the lights from these photos.</TD></TR></TABLE><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/gclassspy.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/gclassspied2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/gclassspy3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Auto-Central.org

against the wall
08-17-2005, 10:44 AM
mb is pissing me off. the more we spy the gl the more camo it has on.

husseindesign
08-17-2005, 03:07 PM
Is this the AMG version?<br>I see it's kinda low

skoochythatone
08-18-2005, 12:40 AM
I dont think so, only had two exhaust pipes, one on each side..

Ascariss
08-18-2005, 01:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>He doesn't because the mods won't listen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I knew I forgot something, see you in a week.

the future
08-18-2005, 10:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>husseindesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is this the AMG version?<br>I see it's kinda low</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The GL features an air suspension. This allows to rise the car for off-road and lower it for Autobahn. I think that on these pictures, the GL is in the normal position. It may look low because the GL will be quite wide.

LEXUS FAN!
08-18-2005, 01:16 PM
<p>why does MB keep on adding more and more camo...we saw less towards the beginning of the testing...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Charger at 3:22 PM 8/18/2005</i>

Charger
08-25-2005, 06:35 PM
<A HREF="http://www.bilnorge.no/vis_artikkel.php3?aid=27270&tid" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bilnorge.no/vis_art...0&tid</A>=

AutoSaurus
08-25-2005, 06:44 PM
Boy I wish I could read this w/o having to translate. Good investigative work it seems. G500 or I'm just a sucker for chops.

LEXUS FAN!
08-25-2005, 10:58 PM
so iti s still the G500...no GL500...interesting<p>also...why is there a picture of the RX330 at the end? it says something about a hybrid, but that is the regular version

Cozz
08-26-2005, 04:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so iti s still the G500...no GL500...interesting<p>also...why is there a picture of the RX330 at the end? it says something about a hybrid, but that is the regular version</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looks like DCX is testing a RX. Maybe the H's in Europe are basic versions? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Nodnarb
08-26-2005, 07:16 AM
I keep seeing these and wishing that the rounder body pannels were part of the disguise and they would give way to another boxy design. But this falls in line with the rest of the new Benz line up better than a boxy design would, so I understand why they are doing this. Plus I'm sure they will still be able to sell their fair share of these. People will be able to justify the price more. It will look like an $80,000 vehicle.

AutoSaurus
09-28-2005, 12:21 PM
Not many new photos lately but news is starting to come out.<p><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103245" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103245</A>

mattthebad
10-11-2005, 05:04 AM
German Car mag 'Auto Motor und Sport' (out wednesday 10/12)has hands on impressions(driving report we say in Germany) of the GL. The cover obviously shows an undisguised GL.<p>I guess we'll have pics coming up on the net today. <p>Matt

Marticos
10-11-2005, 12:41 PM
G-class uncovered?<br>Pics are too small <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.coolstuffchannel.com/www.coolstuffchannel.com/MT/images/gclass.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.coolstuffchannel.com/www.coolstuffchannel.com/MT/images/glass2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source:coolstuffchannel.com<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Marticos at 10:05 PM 10/11/2005</i>

Smart22186
10-11-2005, 01:12 PM
i cant help but feel they are chops, if u look at the top pic where the car is uncoverd u can see to the left of it (if u were sitting in it) is another G class with a roof box on with camo, if u look in the second pic u see a G class with a roof box on with NO camo? why would they have a G class with NO CAMO testing a roof box when they have a fully good working one with camo testing a roof box as well?

Santeno
10-11-2005, 01:33 PM
Lehman pics often get "cleaned up" for publication. Quite often the chopper that "removes" the camo ends up creating an inaccurate final version. I would take these images with several grains of salt.

Petrol Head
10-11-2005, 01:56 PM
This thing looks massive; do you think the German Military will employ it?

mattthebad
10-11-2005, 02:18 PM
Those are chops for sure. The pics are out since early 2005. I've seen the same pics before and the cars had camo. It becomes visible in the top pic, as there's a full camoed GL next to the shoped GL.<p>Just wait until tomorrow. If pics don't become available around the net I'll scan the ams pics.<p>Matt

Roadster44
10-11-2005, 08:18 PM
Looks like Cherokee at C-Pillar even in spy pics and not chops.

Marticos
10-12-2005, 02:08 AM
Official <B>GL</B>-Class pic from Auto Motor Und Sport:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/g_355.113992.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>and the article: <A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/news/auto_und_produkte/neuer_mercedes_offroader_es_g_voran.93379.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...9.htm</A>

protocatcher
10-12-2005, 02:52 AM
Looks pretty much like the chops from Lehmann........no big differences there .

Cozz
10-12-2005, 04:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Marticos</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Official <B>GL</B>-Class pic from Auto Motor Und Sport:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/g_355.113992.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>and the article: <A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/news/auto_und_produkte/neuer_mercedes_offroader_es_g_voran.93379.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...9.htm</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think that's official.

Spy Guy
10-12-2005, 04:52 AM
Its a Nextline picture, so its a fake...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Spy Guy at 2:15 PM 10/12/2005</i>

AutoSaurus
10-12-2005, 06:00 AM
Could someone post the scanned article if it is different from the link? Were there anymore photos?<p>Comparison (inches):<br><b>2006 ML</b><br>L=188.5 <br>W=75.2<br>H=69.8<br>WB=114.7<p><b>2007 GL</b><br>L=200<br>W=75.59<br>H=71.26<br>WB=118.1 <p><b>Toyota Sequoia</b><br>L=203.9<br>W=78.9<br>H=75.2<br>WB=118.1<p><b>Cadillac Escalade</b><br>L=198.9<br>W=78.9<br>H=76.5<br>WB=116<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AutoSaurus at 6:19 AM 10/12/2005</i>

erzhik
10-12-2005, 06:08 AM
How can this pic be official if Mercedes haven't released any photos yet.. ? <br>And if it was official, I think I would have seen many more by now.

against the wall
10-12-2005, 12:40 PM
i think its fake. the gl wont be gl320 or even 350. it will bee gl500 and gl63. its in motortrend. and theres a pic also. (november issue). theres also a pic of the mlk. the mlk looks like every other chop and same with the gl. but the gl pic has different lights.

mattthebad
10-12-2005, 01:55 PM
Though the title states"Vorstellung"(this means unveiling/presentation), ams only shows photoshopped pics of the GL. Again we'll have to wait. <p>Sorry for creating a buzz, but the ams website announced that todays' issue would even contain driving impressions of the GL and it turned out to be less then nothing:-/

Ascariss
10-12-2005, 05:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mattthebad</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Though the title states"Vorstellung"(this means unveiling/presentation), ams only shows photoshopped pics of the GL. Again we'll have to wait. <p>Sorry for creating a buzz, but the ams website announced that todays' issue would even contain driving impressions of the GL and it turned out to be less then nothing:-/</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's how they get people to buy the magazine. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

StevenZoz
10-14-2005, 10:19 PM
not sure if this was posted...<p><A HREF="http://motortrend.com/future/spied/112_0509_spy_mercedes_benz_g_class" TARGET="_blank">http://motortrend.com/future/s...class</A>/

LEXUS FAN!
10-14-2005, 10:30 PM
i don't remember seeing the top pic, but the bottom one looks familiar...thanks

Ascariss
10-19-2005, 10:53 PM
<IMG SRC="http://photos.gowinphoto.com/albums/userpics/10001/Photo_101905_002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://photos.gowinphoto.com/albums/userpics/10001/Photo_101905_003.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://photos.gowinphoto.com/albums/userpics/10001/Photo_101905_004.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://photos.gowinphoto.com/albums/userpics/10001/Photo_101905_013.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://photos.gowinphoto.com/albums/userpics/10001/Photo_101905_014.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>seen at autoscoops, source unknown

JagZ
10-19-2005, 11:59 PM
Wow, the front looks like it will be hard to distinguish from the normal ML. That photographer should have walked up and gotten shots of the interior!<p>

scorpio14
10-20-2005, 12:06 AM
Will this be sold globally??

AM2
10-20-2005, 03:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i think its fake. the gl wont be gl320 or even 350. it will bee gl500 and gl63. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think thats for the USDM models...<p>The GL320 could be a CDI (turbo diesel) for the euro market...<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/g_150.113995.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>...it looks like the opposite side also has a badge.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/20/g_355.113992.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Maybe its like the Mercedes S320 CDI... one side says S320 and the other side a CDI badge,<br><IMG SRC="http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/7588/320cdibadges0uw.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

blubb
10-20-2005, 04:22 AM
<A HREF="http://img463.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc002977sh.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/8793/dsc002977sh.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><br><A HREF="http://img463.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc002980dh.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/3226/dsc002980dh.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

Superfresa
10-20-2005, 05:20 AM
Couldn't they have done something a little more interesting than a stretched out ML?

Charger
10-20-2005, 06:35 AM
blubb,<br>where did you get those pics?

blubb
10-20-2005, 06:54 AM
auto motor und sport

erzhik
10-20-2005, 07:36 AM
OMG. That white one is HUGE.. I've changed my mind, this turns out really nice

AutoSaurus
10-20-2005, 08:34 AM
Looks like I need to make trip to Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area to do some spying again like I did with the R class earlier this summer. <p>I'm liking like GL more and more and wish I had the two extra seats in the rear unlike my 06 ML which I dearly love to drive.

JSU02
10-20-2005, 10:35 AM
Hey guys, I have never posted here before, but have been lurking for a long time. I just saw this MB SUV about 30 minutes ago in downtown Birmingham. This was the 2nd time in 1 week I have seen it driving around. It is very big in person, almost the size of my Yukon I was driving. I took a couple pix on my camera phone, but they don't beat the pic of the white one already posted. I tried to get a couple shots of the interior, but the driver kept changing speeds so I couldn't get a clear shot. Mmost of it was covered of course, but i was able to see that the gauges will be very large. This thing is also pretty speedy. It flew up a pretty steep hill trying to get away from me.

bm88
10-20-2005, 11:09 AM
Please post your images, every spy shot is greatly appreiciated.<p>I would reccomend watermarking them, but if you do not have the software I will happily do it for you.

against the wall
10-20-2005, 07:03 PM
i have no idea y, but i was just watching a commercial for the restyled saturn vue, and as soon as i got a glimpse, i thought it was a commercial for the gl which was weird. now i know the gl reminds me of the vue.

Krypton
10-20-2005, 07:12 PM
yea they look nothing alike<p>I like how this is shaping up, a bit boxier than the spy pics showed us

MrMGMan
10-21-2005, 01:51 PM
It looks a little like the new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira when seen from the rear three quarter view...

LEXUS FAN!
10-21-2005, 03:36 PM
why even disguise it if you are going to have such little pieces of tape on it...if you are going to go for it, go all the way

Jordmaniac
10-22-2005, 12:52 PM
heres what i think. anyone looked at the f600 concept in the concept cars section? mb figured out that it was ugly so they thought that they couldnt design the g class also. so they developed the mlx to give us an idea of what the g might look like. then we design our own, based on the mlx, and then mb picks one of the designs we do that appeals to them most.<p><br>anyone thinks this is what the mlx is for? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
10-22-2005, 01:58 PM
that makes absolutely no sense at all. (at least from what i can understand).

Omar
10-22-2005, 02:03 PM
no, i very strongly believe that the F600 previews the front of the next C-class, (because two years ago, AutoZeitung showed a sketch of the next C-class that looks similar to the front of the F600, and also to the front of that bionic concept car that looked like a fish)<p>I don't think it's anything to do with the G-class, that was designed more earlier and you can clearly see it shares styling genes from the front with the ML

Marticos
10-25-2005, 10:54 PM
Better quality pics:<br><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/news/fotoshows/mercedes_gl_klasse.93667.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...7.htm</A>

RetroJapan
10-26-2005, 01:36 AM
Weird how those white "live" pics look so much better than the official ones... haha... Maybe it's the wheels?<p>I never thought I'd say it, but this GL actually looks pretty decent.. I wouldn't be surprised if this thing blows up and becomes the next Escalade (although it doesn't have as catchy of a name <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> )

gawid
11-08-2005, 05:03 AM
<A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=340" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=340</A>

Jordmaniac
11-11-2005, 08:34 PM
okay okay okay let me explain. the f600 was ugly. mb was worried the same thing might happen to the gclass. so they made the mlx to make us sketch the next g. then mb picks the best sketch and builds it. understand?

CosworthKid
11-11-2005, 08:36 PM
Does anyone else see similarities with the Audi Q7 in front and sides? Not saying they look spot on, just reminds me of it

against the wall
11-11-2005, 08:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jordmaniac</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">okay okay okay let me explain. the f600 was ugly. mb was worried the same thing might happen to the gclass. so they made the mlx to make us sketch the next g. then mb picks the best sketch and builds it. understand?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>no i dont understand. cuz thats why the gl is going on sale before the mlx right?

Kemble
11-11-2005, 10:44 PM
GL = totally new SUV...not a replacement for the G.<p>Traditional G-Class will live on....<br><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/?p=560" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/?p=560</A>

Marticos
11-12-2005, 05:56 AM
Ohhhh good news for the G-Class.<br>I hoped that they continued to it, is an excellent SUV (sorry an excellent off-roader!!!) and with a line that never is aged <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
11-12-2005, 06:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kemble</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GL = totally new SUV...not a replacement for the G.<p>Traditional G-Class will live on....<br><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/?p=560" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/?p=560</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>YES!!! The Gelaendewagen lives on! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I was wondering why there is a L in GL instead of just G. If it stood for long-wheelbase, then a SWB would be an M-class?!?

Jordmaniac
11-12-2005, 11:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>no i dont understand. cuz thats why the gl is going on sale before the mlx right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>the mlx is not a production, it is a prototype. the g class is supposed to be a design flaw until we design our own. then they will pick the best design. the mlx is the g, but not in design, in mechanics.

ndjan
11-12-2005, 02:09 PM
MBUSA.com has really decontented the G-class page. It looks like it will just be a limited production model here in the U.S. Too bad. I love the old g-class

against the wall
11-12-2005, 09:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jordmaniac</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>the mlx is not a production, it is a prototype. the g class is supposed to be a design flaw until we design our own. then they will pick the best design. the mlx is the g, but not in design, in mechanics.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>can u please prove that with a source?

Cozz
11-13-2005, 06:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jordmaniac</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>the mlx is not a production, it is a prototype. the g class is supposed to be a design flaw until we design our own. then they will pick the best design. the mlx is the g, but not in design, in mechanics.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Your post is a bit confusing. What is flawed in the G-class? And who is "we"?<p>For what I saw, the MLX was actually a ML but with third row extension. Something like what GM does with it's full size trucks, offer a longer truck with third row. Looks like that plan didn't make it too far. The GL is a different beast all together, higher, wider and longer with standerd 3rd row.<p>

alistar26
12-09-2005, 03:07 AM
The TCC has just released new shots of the GL (look like official pictures from an upcoming press release).<br> They say it will get the new 5.5L 388 hp V8 from the S-Class whereas R and ML have to make do with the 5.0L 306 hp V8... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>alistar 26

Reppu
12-09-2005, 04:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>YES!!! The Gelaendewagen lives on! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I was wondering why there is a L in GL instead of just G. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I suppose it is because GL belongs to a time when the classes structure in MB was not defined as it is now. Remember, in former times there was no C class but 190, no E class but 300D, and so on. So GL is a legacy designation, it is not really the G-Class but GL, just that.

the future
12-09-2005, 06:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>YES!!! The Gelaendewagen lives on! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I was wondering why there is a L in GL instead of just G. If it stood for long-wheelbase, then a SWB would be an M-class?!?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It seems that the "L" doesn't stand for anything. When Mercedes announced the M-class, BMW asked them to call it differently, because otherwise, the character "M" wouldn't have been linked with BMW anymore, but with Mercedes. So it came that Mercedes appended an "L". They already had SL and CL, so ML fitted perfectly in that name range. From this point of view, the name "GL" does just continue their nomenclature.