What to Buy and What to Stay Away From When it Comes to Mercedes-Benz in 2019.
The Three-Pointed Star brand has been the best-selling premium automaker in the U.S. since 2011 when it dethroned Lexus from the spot it held for no less than 11 straight years. Mercedes-Benz also overtook its domestic rival BMW in the process. The reigning champion in luxury car sales has marketed 375,311 units in the U.S. during 2017, and some 2 million additional models across the globe. Compared to the aforementioned 2011, that’s an increase of around 42 percent in the U.S. and almost 72 percent on the global level. Germans owe most of that to an extremely broad range of models that is only getting larger as time passes. Needless to say, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz lineup will be bolstered by a few additional all-new models which should help the brand preserve their continual growing habits. Furthermore, most of the Mercedes-Benz range is in for an overhaul which should provide further growing incentives.
With so many changes in the lineup, it’s evident some options will be better investments than others. This is why we’ll conduct an in-depth analysis of the Mercedes-Benz lineup and try to answer the question: “What to buy and what to stay away from when it comes to Mercedes-Benz in 2019?” Being set with the next few years in mind, redesigned an all-new models will be the obvious pro choices here. On the other hand, outdated models nearing the end of their cycle are something you might want to avoid the way things are set.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class
The iconic Mercedes Geländewagen is one of those precious few vehicles that never seems to change. It’s also the last Mercedes-Benz soldiering on an archaic boxy design. First introduced way back in 1979, the G Class never truly evolved beyond its initial angular frame. Despite the G-Wagen being ushered into a new era, the classic rustic design language has been kept largely intact. Although slightly softened around the edges, the G Class is still very much one sharp indestructible luxury box on wheels. The next-gen did, however, bring a lot of new stuff. Most of it can be found under the timeless shell that’ll likely follow the G-Wagen until the end of its days. Changes are so numerous in fact, that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class is actually the first truly redesigned model since 1990.
It all starts with the new independent front suspension and wider front track. Although it’s designed to be and feel heavy, the new G Class weighs 375 pounds less than the outgoing model and sports improved handling thanks to the new rack-and-pinion steering. The engine has been carried over, however, and the 2019 G Class will initially only offer a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 with 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The bi-turbo is, however, tied to a new 9-speed auto which should help with fuel economy and make the G550 feel quicker. The New G Class also comes with an entirely new interior. Maybe the Germans have a reputation to uphold when it comes to the G Class’ rugged appearance, but no one can obviously force them to carry over with the same interior. Not only is it more contemporary on the inside, it’s also much more comfortable. So much in fact that the rear seat legroom has been increased by no less than 5.7 inches, for instance. As soon as the AMG models arrive, the next-gen G Class will be complete.