At the premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the company promised that by the end of the year will present a diesel version of the model. It is already a fact and the engine recently appeared on the new Mercedes-Benz GLE crossover.
The modification is Mercedes-Benz G 350 d and is equipped with a 6-cylinder OM656 engine. It has a working volume of 2.9 litres, developing 286 hp and 600 Nm of torque at 1200 rpm.
By comparison, the old 3.0-litre V6 diesel in the previous generation of the G 350 d developed 245 hp and the same 600 Nm but at 1600 rpm. The new diesel version will lift 100 km/h from the spot in 7.4 seconds and the maximum speed is 199 km/h.
The transmission is the same as the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, the four-wheel drive with an asymmetric wheelbase (40:60 in favour of the rear axle) and three locks. Driver assistance and safety systems are also the same as for petrol versions.
The diesel version will be the most affordable for the model and the prices will be clear in January. Probably in some markets it will be the most demanded by customers.