As soon as the medium or large or full -size SUV is mentioned, it will always link it with the powerful off -road performance: non -bearing body, high ground clearance, and time -sharing four -wheel drive system are the first special attributes to be associated.
Although the hardcore SUVs abound, there are only a handful of hardcore off -road vehicles with stronger professionalism. Putting off the entry -level Gimni and the Wrangler of the positioning mid -range, the Mercedes -Benz G -Class is undoubtedly the leader of the current.
As a “unchanged” model representative, and with its powerful performance and popularity, the replacement of Mercedes-Benz G-Class off-road vehicle stands out of the replacement models of many brands.
This time, we use the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 (hereinafter referred to as “Mercedes -Benz G500”) as the main character. It will explore what aspects of the car’s aspects of improvement and deficiencies.
节 The price of the price rising details is slightly insufficient
The new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 has increased slightly in terms of price, from the current amount of 1.5688 million yuan to 1.5888 million yuan.
Although for such millions of off -road vehicles, the increase of 20,000 yuan can be ignored, but as a new generation G500, which is highly unified as the appearance and current model, has a stronger curiosity and curiosity and more curiosity and change behind the performance changes behind the drop of 20,000 yuan Attention.
In terms of engines, the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 is the same as the appearance of the current model, and has not changed significantly. It is still equipped with the same 176 980 engine as the current model code.
This 4.0-liter V8 engine is still setting for twin-turbo. At 5250rpm, 421 horsepower can be squeezed out, and 610 N · m’s peak torque burst at 2000-4750rpm.
As a new generation of models, I believe that many car fans will have a similar view to me. For the Mercedes -Benz G500 symbolizing the top off -road vehicle, the power does not make some obvious upgrades, so it is somewhat a bit “counter -water boat, if you do not retreat,” the taste of retreat ” Essence
Even if the power is close to the ceiling, if the software and details can be adjusted moderately, the psychological feelings of fans and consumers will be better.
In part of the chassis, the biggest difference between the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 and the current model is the setting of the suspension system. Although the rear suspension of the two cars is the overall bridge structure, the front suspension is changed from the floating bridge of the current model to the double fork arm style Essence
Although such a design can ensure the improvement of the vehicle’s highway comfort and handling, for a hardcore off -road vehicle, it is more like a compromise at the cost of sacrificing off -road performance, thereby exchanging the quality of road driving.
In addition, the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 also “upgraded” the steering system, and changed from the electronic hydraulic power of the current model to electronic assistance.
Although such a design can make the steering system more compatible, and most car owners will not use it off -road, as far as the new generation G500 used in the harsh environment, electronic assistance is under extreme conditions under extreme conditions. Reliability is a problem that has to be worried.
In terms of active and passive safety and various configurations, the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 canceled the rear side airbags and canceled the configuration of turning headlights. For an off -road vehicle with a high center of gravity and a large car body, removed the above The configuration is a bit poor.
At the same time, the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 has also canceled the anti -glare function of the rearview mirrors on both sides. Considering the brightness of many hoe headlights and the height of the SUV models, the anti -glare function is still necessary when driving at night. Essence
显 Software and hardware upgrades obviously
Although the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 has a little deficiency, the overall upgrade is relatively obvious.
As far as the transmission system is concerned, although like the current model, the full -time four -wheel drive setting equipped with 3 differential locks is used, but in terms of gearboxes, it is changed from the current model of the current model to 9 -speed design. Even if the volume and weight of the new gearbox is difficult to compare with the 7 -speed transmission, the closer gear ratio further ensures the power connection of each gear.
The upgrade of the gearbox is more obvious when off -road. Considering that the gear ratio of the current 7 -speed transmission is relatively loose, the torque will lack the matching of the gear when the gear is transmitted, which will cause power loss.
The new 9 -speed transmission has weakened these adverse effects, especially in the low -speed four -wheel drive mode, smaller gears can ensure that when the power is needed, it is as much as possible to enlarge the torque transmitted to the wheel to ensure sufficient traction output.
In terms of chassis, although the front suspension setting of the two fork arms is not conducive to the extreme challenge in the cross mode, it can ensure a certain comfort type when mild off -road.
After all, the degree of intervention of the front wheels on the left and right sides has decreased, and when driving on the road, the traceability will also improve.
Compared with the current G500, the front -arm front suspension of the new generation of models can be suspended as possible from the outer side and the absorbing of the shock absorber as much as possible when the vehicle is turned. Case.
However, as a price, the limit that can be carried by one -sided suspension is reduced. Considering the factors of high center of gravity, I believe that the damping of the front shock absorbers of the new generation of models will be moderately increased, and the setting of the rear shock absorber damping will be reduced. In exchange for the dynamic stability of the vehicle during steering and the adhesion of the tire.
Regarding the active and passive safety generals, the new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 not only follows the configuration of the current model, but also adds lane departure warning and active braking systems, and adds fatigue driving prompts.
In addition, the larger headlight set is also equipped with LED light sources. Compared with the current model’s pyrine headlights, it has an advantage in penetrating power. The lamp group is also more recognizable.
In terms of chassis and frames, considering the application of electronic power steering systems, although it will be discussed in terms of reliability, the degree of electronicization will help the integration of a proportional steering system.
This system can be adjusted in real time according to the changes in driving speed, so that the other party’s damping and steering ratio is adjusted. In terms of body, such an upgrade can be described as greater than disadvantages.
From the perspective of the interior design and configuration, the keyless startup system and the full LCD instrument panel shows that after the G500 has been replaced, although the appearance is still similar, the overall tone is more civilized, and it has got rid of the slightly old design concept.
The new generation of G500 has also added the angle adjustment of the second row of seats, and increases the configuration of the rear partition air conditioner. This also reflects that the new car’s research and development concept is more concerned about the ride experience, and no longer blindly pursue the user experience of subjective driving.
公 Summary: compromise to the highway compromise
Although the price of a new generation of Mercedes -Benz G500 has a small increase of 20,000 yuan and has not made significant upgrades in terms of engines, considering the optimization of the 9 -speed automatic transmission, the transformation of the variable ratio, and the chassis settings, 20,000 yuan with a chassis settings, 20,000 yuan of 20,000 yuan The price is absolutely worth it. It is not difficult to see through these obvious structural upgrades and adjustments that the new generation G500 has gradually compromised to the highway.
Although from the perspective of some ashes -level off -road enthusiasts, this change will be a little disappointed.
However, for most car owners, it does not drive G500 to cross. Its 99%of the car environment is still paving roads. This moderate compromise body structure change is a relatively rational approach. At the cost, in exchange for the significant improvement of commute capabilities.
In this treatment, we still see the wisdom!