First Look At 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class - Picture courtesy of Mercedes MaybachFRANKFURT, Feb 14 - The S-Class is literally receiving a fresh coat of luxury paint and Mercedes-Maybach can't wait until Geneva to show it off.

This version will debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes has not yet released pricing details for the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63. Those precious few who take their G-Class off road will find a higher ground clearance of 9.5 inches and an increased wading depth of almost 30 inches.

Acceleration will cause increased heart beats with AMG estimating a 0-100kmph time of 4.4 seconds which is a full second quicker than the previous model and will go on to hit a top speed of nearly 240 kmph.

The 4Matic four-wheel drive system has been set up to send 60% of the engine's power to the rear wheels, which may help enhance the car's roadholding.

The new G-Class retains much of of the outgoing model's iconic boxy styling, albeit with a wider platform that improves on-road stability and interior space - two of the old car's major downfalls.

Oh and the side pipes which exit below the rear doors. Pricing will be announced closer to their availability in the United States, which is expected late this summer. Pricing won't be announced until just before the first of the G63 models reach USA showrooms late this year.

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There are some notable differences from the coupe though too.

Prices for the top-model G-Class has not yet been revealed. As a result, any time a new Mercedes-Maybach is announced, auto aficionados and those who love all things glitz take serious notice.

The bigger body also makes for more space inside: front (+38mm) and rear (+150mm) legroom, front (+38mm) and rear (+27mm) shoulder room and front (+68mm) and rear (+56mm) elbow room are all markedly better than before.

Another exclusive feature for Maybach S-Class models is now the optional two-tone paintwork, with nine different color combinations available.

Active brake assist comes as standard, with customers needing to apply the driving assistance package to include further features, such as active distance assist and active steering assist.

Now, though, the brand has announced a successor to the previous G's most ridiculous incarnation - the brutish AMG G 63.

The new S-Class facelift gets minor changes on the outside.

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