Mercedes-Benz G 350d To Be Launched In India on 16 October
German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is all prepared to launch G 350d in India on 16 October. The new SUV is a more affordable version of the sportier AMG G63. The new variant will be an entry-level G-Class model and it will be powered by a diesel engine.
The upcoming Mercedes-Benz G 350d will be loaded with simpler grille and subtle wheel arches in comparison with G 63. The new model will also omit an AMG-spec 21-inch alloy wheels. When the interiors are considered, there will be no AMG detailing, however, it will deliver Artico leather upholstery, quilted stitching, and open-pore wood. The vehicle will also boast a widescreen cockpit with two screens such as the infotainment system and the other for instruments.
The gorgeous looking Mercedes-Benz G 350d will be powered by an OM 656 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine, which produces 284bhp of power and 600Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a nine-speed automatic torque converter. It is believed that the SUV can achieve a top speed of 199kmph and sprints from 0-100kmph in about 7.4 seconds.
The ladder-frame G 350d is not expected to have any competitor in India, however, the model can be considered in the same category as the Toyota Land Cruiser LC 200. The Mercedes G 350d will be imported in India which will be subjected to the full bevy of taxes. The expected price stands at Rs 1 crore. While not cheap by any measure, the G 350d would undercut the AMG G63, which starts at Rs 2.19 crore, by a huge margin. With the smooth diesel engine, the G 350d is expected to grab a major share of the Indian market.
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