•   
  •   
  •   

Research The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ditches its Front Solid Axle for an Independent Suspension

20:51  11 january  2018
20:51  11 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Getting an Inline Six

  2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Getting an Inline Six The 2019 CLS450 will offer 367-hp and AMG is working on its own version too, the CLS53.First, we'll get the 2019 CLS450, which offers 367 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from its 3.0-liter six, and later, there'll be a more powerful AMG model, the CLS53. Car and Driver doesn't have specs on the CLS53, but we've heard that it should make around 430 hp.

The new Mercedes - Benz G - Class The rear seats can be folded down to 60, 40 or 100 percent. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle . As part of their work, the engineers had the task of fighting for every inch and millimeter

Mercedes - Benz doesn’t seem to want to wait for the Detroit Auto Show to talk about its all-new 2019 G - Class which, let’s be honest with ourselves here Personally, I am somewhat worried about the fact that the 2019 G - Class will lose its front solid axle in favour of an independent suspension setup.

Mercedes-Benz doesn’t seem to want to wait for the Detroit Auto Show to talk about its all-new 2019 G-Class which, let’s be honest with ourselves here, looks like every other version of the G-Class that has ever existed since the 1970s. Yet Mercedes-Benz promises an all-new product from the ground up.

Research

Research

What you need to know is that the new G-Class is new where it counts, and Mercedes-Benz wants to reassure everyone that it will meet expectations in terms of its off-road capabilities and ruggedness. Personally, I am somewhat worried about the fact that the 2019 G-Class will lose its front solid axle in favour of an independent suspension setup. Why did they do that?

Mercedes-Benz GLE And GLS SUVs Spied Testing Together

  Mercedes-Benz GLE And GLS SUVs Spied Testing Together The next-generation people movers from Stuttgart will gain size while losing weight.Mercedes-Benz is moving forward in the SUV department with updates to both the GLE-Class and GLS-Class in the works. We’ve seen both separately, but spy photographers recently caught the two models testing in the same area. Compared to previous spy shots we’re not really seeing anything new, though the crystal-clear images give us a nicely detailed view of both models.

2019 Mercedes - Benz A- Class . "The new A- Class embodies the next stage in our design philosophy of Sensual Purity and has the potential to usher in a new design era," says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. "With clear contours and sensual surfaces, we present

2019 Mercedes - Benz G - Class . The new suspension emerged from the collaboration between Mercedes - Benz G GmbH and Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle .

Comfort and Fuel Economy First

At first glance, it’s easy to understand why the German carmaker went ahead with an independent suspension setup, because it has several benefits: improved handling, more reactive and precise steering thanks to the addition of an electric system, which in turn improves fuel economy. All of this makes sense considering the very expensive G-Class was in desperate need of better road manners.

But the fact that Mercedes-Benz went forward with the decision of ditching the solid axle raises some questions regarding its potential off-road performance. Granted, most buyers probably won’t even come close to a muddy trail or attempt climbing a rock-covered incline in their Geländewagen, but this vehicle still has a reputation sitting on its shoulders.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class First Ride: G-Whiz

  2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class First Ride: G-Whiz We take an off-road ride in Mercedes' redesigned GeländewagenJust remember, Mercedes originally envisaged this vehicle for use by farmers and Bundeswehr officers who had terrible terrain to traverse. That it became a favorite of the Cartier and Cristal set was a happy accident.

Mercedes - Benz says its G - Class is a true automotive icon. And really, it ’ s hard to argue otherwise. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a Thanks to the independent suspension , it was possible to improve the rigidity of the body front end.

The 2019 Mercedes - Benz G - Class looks more-or-less the same as all of those that proceeded it. While hardcore off-roaders might balk at the G abandoning its solid front - axle , this setup should And, Mercedes argues that embracing independent front suspension doesn't hurt the G - Class

In sand or mud, an independent setup can in fact be more effective, but also less reliable. Trophy Trucks and Baja race vehicles are equipped with highly articulated and heavily reinforced independent systems, but such configurations would prove costly in a production vehicle. This is why the solid live axle remains the best option. While it remains a rudimentary system, it provides better wheel articulation in extreme conditions, allowing for improved contact between the tires and the ground, especially when time comes to overcome large obstacles.

That’s also why the Jeep Wrangler is still fitted with a solid front live axle, allowing it to remain one of the only true off-roaders of our industry.

While it’s totally normal for Mercedes-Benz to inject a bit of refinement in its G-Class, I’m personally concerned it will hinder this iconic SUV’s ruggedness, which has made it so desirable for over three decades. We’ll be in Detroit during its unveiling, where we’ll be able to provide you with more information about it as we get it.

AMG to Add a Second Range of Sporty Small Cars .
AMG to Add a Second Range of Sporty Small Cars The current Mercedes-Benz lineup has a massive gap between the entry-level CLA250 and GLA250 models, which are powered by a turbocharged 208-hp 2.0-liter four, and the fire-breathing AMG 45 variants, fitted with the hand-built and AMG-specific 375-hp 2.0-liter turbo four. With the coming introduction of a new generation of the A-class (pictured), look for AMG to fill that gap. Speaking about the upcoming new A-class sedan, AMG CEO Tobias Moers said, "There will be a new AMG 45, but in addition to that, we will launch an AMG 35 with around 300 horsepower.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!