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2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets updated engines and styling

It’s now been over 35 years since Mercedes-Benz introduced the iconic G-Class and for the 2016 model year the G-Class is getting a new twin-turbocharged V8 and updated styling inside and out.

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It’s now been over 35 years since Mercedes-Benz introduced the iconic G-Class and for the 2016 model year the G-Class is getting a new twin-turbocharged V8 and updated styling inside and out.
The biggest update to the 2016 G-Class is the new 4.0L twin-turbocharged engine that is based on the new generation of Mercedes-AMG V8 engines. It generates 422 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. of torque, which gives the large SUV a 0-62 mph time of only 5.9 seconds. If you want more power, the 2016 G63 AMG is also getting a power upgrade with its 5.5L V8 getting an extra 27-hp for a total 571 horsepower. The G65 AMG also gets more power from its 12-cylinder engine that now generates 630 horsepower.

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Visually there aren’t that many updates to the 2016 G-Class, with the exterior getting restyled bumpers and AMG flared wheel arches. Inside the interior gets a new multifunction display and redesigned pointers and dials.

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A new AMG Edition 463 model is also being introduced that adds a unique interior with a two-tone instrument panel, two-tone seats in high-quality designo leather with side bolsters in carbon-look leather and contrasting topstitching, seat and door center panels in a diamond design, carbon-fibre trim and door pulls in nappa leather. On the outside it adds a stainless steel underguard, AMG sport stripes along the sides, a protective-strip insert in black aluminium look as well as exclusive 21‑inch wheels. The AMG Edition 463 special model is available on the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and the Mercedes-AMG G 65.

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