Earlier today, we showed you a brace of images starring the refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK that will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next month. But upon closer inspection, the folks at CarScoop found something very interesting hiding in the back of one of the GLK photos: the revised 2013 G-Class.

It's unclear exactly which G-Class model this is, though our best guess is that it's the standard G550. (Those wheels look much too tame for an AMG model.) The G-Wagen's overall design hasn't changed (that's fine, we like it just the way it is), but updates for the 2013 model year include LED running lamps under the headlights and redesigned mirrors.

Word on the street is that the G-Class will feature a reworked interior for 2013, including a new instrument panel, steering wheel and consoles. The big news, however, is that the G55 AMG will now make use of Merc's 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the other AMG models, though it's unclear if its nomenclature will be altered. You know, because G63 AMG absolutely makes sense.

Mum's the word on when the official G-Class details will be released, but since the car appears to be finished and already posing for photos, we don't expect Mercedes-Benz to hold off for too much longer.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is what I'd be driving if I could, a new G class. With mud on it, and little twigs and leaves sticking out of the fender wells.
        kmrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        I agree. I live in CT and there are quite a few in this area that probably have never seen rain. My RR has been brutalized off road and continues to impress
      methodman420
      • 2 Years Ago
      The G-Wagen should be never updated it is an icon. It's the luxurious Wrangler
        kmrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methodman420
        Wrangler? I think you insulted jeep!
          Joshua Bolden
          • 2 Years Ago
          @kmrk
          How is that an insult an any conceivable way? Both the G-Wagen and the Wrangler both have pristine pedigrees of off-road prowess. One is for the regular joe and the other is for the rich guy. Can't go wrong with either one.
      David Lew
      • 2 Years Ago
      i like it alott
      SGrooves
      • 2 Years Ago
      The caption of the original picture says its a G350 Bluetec
        CarCrazy24
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SGrooves
        Wish they would sell the blue-tec diesel G-class here in the U.S
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      love these cars, they drive like tanks and look the part. but these LED running lights are just cheapening the look on certain cars...they could have done a better job than just shoving a few of them under the headlight.
        RCheung28
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        I think the LED lights are fine. What I don't like is the mirrors, they don't match the car at all. It would be better if they had the same sized mirrors with the arrow signal LEDs.
      Luke Wojtas
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring us a G65 AMG sans big rims and track suspension. For the love of power and ignorance to the environment, make it. Make it out run the X5 M and out climb a landrover.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        I think many people do. It is square, tall, has great visibility, and is well-built. It's not one of those rounded softened pseudo-SUV with brutalism styling designed to appeal to the Cosco set. Unfortunately, the price in the USA puts the G class out of reach for most.
        KelperFoxWolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        If you don't like the G-Class, it's because you can't understand it. Period. Same should be said with the Land Rover Defender...
        Polly Prissy Pants
        • 2 Years Ago
        Considering that in my lifetime I've seen maybe 2 in a metroplex of over 6 million I'd say not really. I'm not even sure why they still bother. I've seen more random Lambos driving around than Gs. Not hard to see why when it looks like a 90s era Isuzu and starts at almost $110,000.
      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      "2013 Mercedes G-Class - Complete List of What's New for 2013: *LED light strips"
      - v o c t u s -
      • 2 Years Ago
      Calabasas trophy wives rejoice! It's trade-in time!
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is like a Porsche 911 i'm having a hard time spotting the differences... except for the fairy lights
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought they stopped making these after World War II.
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its says right in the photo caption that its the G350, Autoblog.