On the same day of GLB launch, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also releasing a new variant for the G-Class – the G 350 d. The diesel powered G-Class will now join the fleet together with the AMG G 63. The starting price of the G 350 d will be RM 999,888 after tax free incentive.
Powered by the new OM 656 3.0 L 6-cylinder diesel engine, paired with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, enabling the car to go from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds at a top speed of 199 km/h. The new transfer case is flange-mounted directly to the 9G-TRONIC. It is designed to send 40 percent of the drive torque to the front axle and 60 percent to the rear axle. New techs were used in this engine including the stepped-bowl combustion process, two-stage exhaust turbocharging as well as the use of CAMTRONIC variable valve timing. Not to mention the advanced NANOSLIDE® cylinder wall coating, which reduces friction losses in the piston/cylinder wall system and reduces fuel consumption.
The new G 350 d is set to deliver a comfortable driving experience. For example, the engine mounts of the diesel engine are actively controlled. At speeds below 5 km/h, they are set to soft to optimally dampen vibrations at low engine speeds; At higher engine speeds, the two engine mounts are automatically made stiffer, which has positive effects on comfort and the driving dynamics.
The exterior of the G 350 d is equipped in the AMG Night Package that features the 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, darkened indicators, reversing lamps and headlamps. It is also donned with an exterior protective strip with trim insert in black pinstripe look. Part of the AMG Night Package is also the radiator grille louvres and spare wheel ring and the trim elements in the bumper painted in obsidian black.
The new “G” is also equipped with the Stainless Steel Package which comprises high-quality running boards along the sides, the spare wheel cover in stainless steel with 3D Mercedes star painted in obsidian black, door sills, load sills guard at rear in stainless steel and the exterior protective strip with trim insert in black with stripe effect.
The Exclusive interior offers something special for discerning customers. The carefully selected combinations of high-quality equipment items, such as the leather-covered instrument panel or exclusive colors, cater to the most refined tastes. The Exclusive interior package includes the roof lining in black DINAMICA microfiber and frameless inside rearview mirror.
The new G 350 d also equips safety equipment such as Driving Assistance Package which includes the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Blind Spot Assist for the driver.