Road Test Review: Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG Line

Independent review by Maggie Barry

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Road Test: Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG Line

Explore the key features of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG Line in our expert road test review

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Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG Line offers the style and luxury typical of a Mercedes-Benz model, whilst being tremendously practical and adept at handling various road conditions.

 

  • Spacious interior
  • Imposing looks
  • Excellent off-road ability
  • Luxurious
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Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an iconic and boxy SUV, taking its styling from the original 'G-Wagen'.

With plenty of added technology and refinements, this highly capable off-road vehicle offers the impressive quality that is renowned of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

And, coming in the AMG Line specification, our vehicle was just about as good as it gets, with added performance to match the stylish looks.

Design and Practicality

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is square shaped, with the indicators standing proud of the car on the wings.

The full size spare wheel sits on the back door, adding a rugged feel to the G-Class, whilst also adding to its length when it comes to parking. As that door opens out, there is a need for some more space at the rear when it comes to loading and unloading, which should be taken into consideration.

The interior is spacious and welcoming too, with bags of room for taller passengers in both the front and rear seats.

What was once a hardcore interior is now extremely plush. The version I drove comes with a truffle brown leather interior and open pored natural walnut wood trim.

Engine and Performance

The G-Class remains the strong, efficient workhorse it has always been, with three locking differentials.

It has a braked towing capacity of 3,500kg and an unbraked one of 750kg. The wading depth is 700mm, and it comes with four on-road driving modes, as well as an off-road one. All of this combines into a high performing and efficient vehicle.

It feels incredibly safe as you sit high up on the road, allowing you to drive through pretty much anything you need to.
Maggie Barry

And that is the point. The sheer strength and presence of this car is one of its great attractions. It is like a small tank (which is presumably why NATO loves it too).

Equipment

Despite being an incredibly practical and beast of a car, it still boasts all the luxury you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz model.

Features that are included in the G-Class vary from ambient lighting with 64 colours, a Burmester sound system, an electric sunroof, to a 360-degree camera to aid with parking.

Summary

The G-Class is the longest running model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz, but so much about this version has been improved. The chassis, suspension, steering, engines and gearbox have all been advanced, as well as lots of technology and driver assistance systems being added.

The AMG Line trim also offers an exceptional performance, making the G-Class a brilliant and capable Mercedes-Benz model.