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Head way off the beaten path in the 2019 Mercedes G-Class

There's a new Geländewagen coming to Detroit, and its initial specs look very promising.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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Mercedes-Benz has shared a little more information on its upcoming 2019 G-Class ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.    

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Its nine-speed automatic routes power to all four wheels permanently, with a standard split of 40 percent torque to the front and 60 percent to the rear.     

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A new double-wishbone front axle has its attachment points as high as possible to ensure the car doesn't drag on rocks and the like.   

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There's a new solid rear axle, too, with four control arms on each side and a Panhard rod.     

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The G-Class' adaptive dampers come connected to a new G-Mode that tweaks the suspension, transmission, gas pedal and steering when the vehicle ventures off-road.

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Ground clearance improves by 6 millimeters to 241 mm (9.5 inches) between the axles.    

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Maximum fording depth jumps from 24 inches to 27.6.     

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Angle of approach increases by one degree to 31 degrees total, and the breakover angle improves by the same amount (now 31 degrees).     

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There's also a special off-road screen that displays vehicle and steering angles, gradients, a compass and which of its three differentials are locked.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of the camouflaged G-Class as it tackles a German mountain.

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