Talk of a baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been around for years, transforming the G-Class into an off-road focused sub-brand. The Upright G shared proportions with the longtime legend, but had little else. german outlet Handelsblatt To tell CEO Ola Källenius told sources on the Mercedes mothership that it is pushing for a ‘Mini-G’ to arrive around 2026. The German automaker has long chewed on the idea through its two CEOs. So this is not a wild rumor.. The problem is that it says very little about the vehicle in question, making it sound like the current GLB.
Handelsblatt’s sources say the crossover will sit on the Mercedes modular architecture first sliding under the next-generation CLA in 2024, then under the GLA, GLB and CLA shooting brakes. It was something. That inevitably made the Mini-G shorter and lower to the ground, similar in appearance to the G-Class but not in imitation.The 2023 GLB 250 4Matic is 182.4 inches long, 79.5 inches wide and 65.2 inches high In inches, it offers 6.1 inches of ground clearance on a 111.4-inch wheelbase. The 2020 G550 is 189.7 inches long, 86.1 inches wide and 77.5 inches high, offering 9.5 inches of ground clearance on a 113.8 inch wheelbase. Dimensionally and aesthetically, there’s room for the Mini-G to look like a scaled-down version of the original. last year, spy photographer caught A third-generation C-Class with a 111.8-inch wheelbase, presumably a jacked-up mule hidden under a Baby G.
According to the story, the Mini-G will offer electric and ICE powertrains, similar to the GLB and G-Class, with the former capable of driving at least 310 miles on a single charge and recharging quickly thanks to its 800-volt architecture. . It seems to us really finely sliced. Perhaps Kallenius sees this as the German version of the relationship between the Ford Escape (GLB), Bronco Sport (Mini-G) and Bronco (G-Class), and this trio has definitely worked well for Ford.key line from Handelsblatt But the story that has been overlooked is,”[The] The Stuttgart-based automaker is developing entirely new vehicle models, including an SUV and sedan combination, especially for Chinese customers. Perhaps the most daring new product of the next few years is likely to be a compact car that is said to be visually very similar to the G-Class.
Well, if what Källenius has in mind is a production version of the 2012 Ener-G-Force concept (shown above and below), and if it still maintains the Tonka Toy spirit of the concept, go ahead.Let’s start this and get that bad boy here Mach Schnell.