The engine range of the Mercedes-Benz G-class may recharge the power unit, it would seem, it is not suitable to SUV status. The Chinese edition AutoHome says that the company is preparing to introduce “g” with turbo “four” with a volume of only 2.0 L.
According to local press, develop motor will have about 300 HP and 400 Nm of torque: apparently, the engine for future innovations borrowed from the representatives of the compact “FWD” family in AMG versions of the 35 and slightly deportirovali taking into account the specifics of local legislation. In transmission no changes are expected: “two-liter” G-class will retain nine-automatic, four-wheel drive and position lock.
This is the local specificity and became the cause of such a curious modification: it is assumed that in China the manufacturer can install the new version of G-class this base cost, which will lead her from under the luxury tax. At the same time to save on the finishes and internal equipment of the SUV manufacturer is not going to. It is already known, for example, that such “gelendvagen” will offer wheels in 19 and 20 inches.
It is curious that designate the accessible version of the SUV is planned by G-index 350, and the number in the index in this case is not binding neither to engine size, or his power. It is simply positioned as a Junior in relation to the existing in China Mercedes-Benz G 500. To sell “two-liter Gaelic” anywhere else, except China, Mercedes-Benz has no plans.
It should be noted that this is not the first case: in late spring it became known that especially for China, the company plans to equip the “four-door coupe” CLS the engine is only 1.5 liters.