Just weeks after introducing the A 180 AMG Line, Mercedes-Benz Philippines has launched yet another new model. Their latest introduction to the range isn't from the compact end of the spectrum either. What they have brought in is the all-new G-Class in G 350 d form.
The local-spec G-Class is powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. It benefits from the new inline-six diesel that powers other Mercedes-Benz models such as the GLE 350 d and S 350 d. It's good for 286 PS and, more importantly, 600 Nm of torque. It then shifts with a nine-speed automatic transmission dubbed the 9G-Tronic.
According to official factory figures, that engine can propel the 2.6 ton SUV to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. Top speed, on the other hand, is restricted to 199 km/h. Mercedes-Benz also claims that the G 350 d can up to 10.1 kilometers per liter in the city, 12.6 kilometers per liter on the highway, and 11.5 kilometers per liter in mixed conditions.
For equipment, the G 350 d comes standard with the KEYLESS-GO system, along with Dynamic Select with five different drive modes. Active Braking Assist is also standard in the G 350 d. Inside, there are leather trimmings from front to rear. Even the front grab handles are trimmed with high-quality leather.
The Ambient Lighting is also fitted to the Philippine-spec models, and it allows the vehicle's occupants to choose between 64 colors or 10 pre-selected color schemes. Like the G-Class that was recently updated abroad, the G 350 d offered here comes with the widescreen display that houses both infotainment and instrumentation all in one panel.
The 2021 G-Class is now one of the most expensive 4x4s from the automaker offered locally. Prices for G 350 d starts at Php 10,890,000, which is Php 1,900,000 more than the already fully loaded GLS 350 d. If you still prefer your G-Class with a gasoline engine, there's the G 500 AMG Line though you have to be a serious buyer to actually know its price.