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http://www.autospies.com/article/index.asp?articleId=4053

Shows the new G in testing.
 

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It's the title 'G' not worth.
 

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Money quote:

"an optional off-road package will be available"

That should tell you everything you need to know.
 

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The new G is going to look like the M... It's not going to look cool anymore :-(
 

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looks like a Rav 4 to me

only thing interesting is possible diesel option power

rubbish

pick another letter other than G for this thing!

although I guess G stands for grocery fetcher as much as gelaende
 

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The front doesn't look too bad; it's the rear and backside that look way too low and too much like a Chrysler minivan (read R-class knockoff).

On the plus side, this would be nice branded as an MLG rather than the as "a G-class Mercedes Benz replacement." MB should follow the stylish trend of what GM did to it's previous generation Suburban(now Yukon XL) and Tahoe/Yukon. The freshened exterior and interior (from the previous generation models) are conservative enough to let buyers know that these vehicles are new, yet still part of the GM family and heritage.
 

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Actually why can’t we prepare some letter to Daimler Chrysler Board signed by all G users and lovers , requesting them not to name the New large ML after our G .
Something like :

Dear Daimler Chrysler Board ,

Subsequently to your unfortunate decision of stopping the production for the G wagon , We faithful users of the Gelaendewagen request to keep the dignity and pride of our G by not naming your new Large ML , after the G wagon .

Find a more suitable name for it but let it not relate to G wagon who earned much pride and trust for the past 26 years and who was and will remain the most distinguished 4X4 ever .

GreetinGs ,

Globe Wide G Wagoner’s

_____________________________________________________

Reg ,

Shebl .
 

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N Class, if it doesn't exsist. Or NG Class - never stands for "New G", but "Not G" or "No Good" - you name it.
[;)]
 

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"It" still has a lot of "camo" on it, but it is still gonna be hella ugly [xx(].

Like I suggested in a previous post - hope they call this new Hyundai, errr Benz a "W" class, and save the "G" designation for something grander and more capable down the road. Whatever...
 

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well, on the bright side, if it becomes popular enough and the boltpatter/offset are the same as the present G at least the problems with finding decent replacement wheels for not alot of money might go away.
the wheels on that one in the spy photo dont look too terrible
 

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Shebl - 2/19/2005 10:54 AM


Actually why can’t we prepare some letter to Daimler Chrysler Board signed by all G users and lovers , requesting them not to name the New large ML after our G .
Something like :

Dear Daimler Chrysler Board ,

Subsequently to your unfortunate decision of stopping the production for the G wagon , We faithful users of the Gelaendewagen request to keep the dignity and pride of our G by not naming your new Large ML , after the G wagon .

Find a more suitable name for it but let it not relate to G wagon who earned much pride and trust for the past 26 years and who was and will remain the most distinguished 4X4 ever .

GreetinGs ,

Globe Wide G Wagoner’s

_____________________________________________________

Reg ,

Shebl .
Seems reasonable to me, and more possible than them extending the life of the G... could just start an online petition too....
 

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Don't be sad, you have to see it positive:

The new G ( ok, it is a ML ) will be made in USA [:D], and it will become much cheaper than the G500.
Those of you, who don't like that idea, can run out and buy "one of the old ones " until 2006.
Or you can buy it used cheaper.

The other ones, who believe in " newer is better " - I have a 2004, I traded it for a 2005 ....- will find a new object which will be fine for the daily shopping mall drive.
 

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I was wondering just how reliable these "spy" pictures are?? I know that ["4X4ABC", (Harald)] was in Graz from the looks of the threads he has posted. Perhaps he may have some insight into the concerns many of us have for the perpetuation of our collective quirky favorite 4X4.... I can't imagine that mercedes would venture so damn far from the roots of the G class to produce that moderately beefed up M class as a replacement. I hope those pictures are decoys and hype in order to really unvail something true and spectacular that will blow us all away......
Cheers and wishful thinking

Peter
 

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Freaking hideous ... they shouldnt have done that. I really think they screwed things up BIG time. [:(]
 

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Well, a lot of manufacturers are doing platform sharing to keep cost down.

Toronto230GE - 2/20/2005 9:34 AM

I was wondering just how reliable these "spy" pictures are?? I know that ["4X4ABC", (Harald)] was in Graz from the looks of the threads he has posted. Perhaps he may have some insight into the concerns many of us have for the perpetuation of our collective quirky favorite 4X4.... I can't imagine that mercedes would venture so damn far from the roots of the G class to produce that moderately beefed up M class as a replacement. I hope those pictures are decoys and hype in order to really unvail something true and spectacular that will blow us all away......
Cheers and wishful thinking

Peter
 

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I don't like it. I don't see how it preserves any of the heritage of the original G. I don't mind if they use the same platform, but how about:

- Bigger tires
- Heavy duty shocks and springs
- More body clearance, bigger wheel wells
- Higher bumpers
- No pimp-tacular rims
- More rugged appearance
- Low Range and 3 lockers standard

What kind of suspension is the new G going to have, anyway?
 

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The current W463 (G-class) and W163 (M-class) are two completely different models - it just doesn't make sense that the next generation models should share platforms. The current G500 is not, will not, and can never be thought of as a "muscled-up" ML350 (or ML500), nor is it the other way around.

In the DC merger, it looks like Chrysler has reaped the benefits from improving to Mercedes quality while Mercedes has inherited Chrysler's methods of cost cutting, mass producing substandard (Mercedes Benz) cars and completely ignoring the customer's input.
 

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Ooops, my bad. I didn't know the new ML and G were UNIT BODY cars. I thought they were just going to share the frame. [:(!]
 

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The new "G" is existing only in marketing.
It is based on the W164, that's the new ML.
Same platform, same frame, like the R-model.
Only different from in- and exterior, means, larger tires, different instruments, different body ( larger ), special diff locks, which are not available for the regular ML.
The new "G" is a ML 164 with a special Off road package ....[:D]
Made in USA [:)]
 
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