The German luxury carmaker intends to launch the Mercedes-Benz G 350 d in India in November this year to make its G Class range a tad more affordable
There are not many noteworthy exterior not interior features equipped with the Mercedes-Benz G 350 D since all most of them are included in the feature list of the G Class G63 AMG. Apart from the price which is much lower than its sibling, the most remarkable difference between the two variants is their engine. Instead of a petrol motor which provides power for the G-Class G63 AMG, a new diesel unit is kept under the hood of the new variant, which translates into a more decent fuel mileage and driving range.
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Let’s come to the details of the engine. The Mercedes 350 d made its official debut in December 2018. It receives power from a new 6-cylinder OM 656 diesel motor which can deliver a maximum power of 210 kW (286 PS) at 3,400-4,600 rpm and a peak torque of 600 Nm at 1,200-3,200 rpm. The transmission duties are undertaken by a 9G-TRONIC AT gearbox. 40% and 60% of the drive torque is sent to the front and rear axle, respectively through a new flange-mounted transfer case. The vehicle’s acceleration time from a standstill to 100 kmph is just 7.4 seconds and its maximum speed is 199 kmph.
The Mercesdes-Benz G 350 d will be powered by a new diesel motor.
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The 656 diesel motor is not only the most powerful diesel engine in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup but it will also help the G 350 d “the most efficient G so far” once it is launched. Furthermore, emission levels of the G350 d are even lower than the emission limits set by Euro 6d (6 European standards for clean diesel motors). This is because the German auto manufacturer has installed a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) converter with an ammonia slip catalyst (ASC) in the vehicle’s exhaust system. Thanks to this equipment, nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas are chemically converted, emitting ammonia, which helps convert 80% of nitrogen oxides into harmless water and nitrogen.
The Mercedes-Benz G 350 d will be "the most efficient G so far".
Mercedes-Benz G 350 d is expected to launch in India in November this year. As the Mercedes-AMG G 63 is priced at Rs 2,18,75,136, the G 350 d will have a much lower price tag, at Rs 1.48 crore (all prices, ex-showroom).
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