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Mercedes-Benz G-Code Concept



Mercedes-Benz marked the opening of its new Beijing R&D center with the unveiling of a brand new crossover concept, the G-Code concept. This small crossover is doused in all the latest green technology.

The G-Code is smaller than the GLA-Class. If it were ever to make it to production (which it won't) it would compete with the likes of the Nissan Juke and the Buick Encore.



The G-Code concept is meant as a showcase of Mercedes' most advanced styling and technology. The powertrain consists of a hydrogen-powered internal-combustion engine that powers the front axle while an electric motor powers the rear axle.



The G-Code has a onboard battery pack that can be charged using a conventional socket, but the more exciting energy feature is its "multi-voltaic"paint that turns the entire exterior of the car into a solar panel that converts light to electricity. This paint can also absorb energy from wind that rushed across its surface. It sounds incredible.

Its not clear if any of this tech is going to make it to production, but the G-Code should be making an appearance at the 2014 LA Auto Show later this month.













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Love it.
This is what they need, a vehicle along the lines of this, and soon enough since it is a segment that other car makers are quickly populating.

What do you think a production model could look like?
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Its hard to say since it seems like the same size as the GLA. I don't think this will really become a production model; I think it is just to show off future technology that Benz is working on. They could try to do a GLA sized vehicle that was more upmarket. I think that people would go for that, especially if they upped it stylewise like they have with this concept.

I love the robocop lightbar on the back. Right?







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MB keeps raising the bar on design.

The rear end looks great, the rear fender, the roof line and how the c-pillar pulls the both of them together...fantastic.

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this will set the design language for all their future SUVs, which if Im remembering correctly will all transition to a GL(X) naming scheme. GLA, GLA, GLE, GLS...
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this will set the design language for all their future SUVs, which if Im remembering correctly will all transition to a GL(X) naming scheme. GLA, GLA, GLE, GLS...
Is that true, or are you just saying that? Does that mean that we will see some major changes in the SUV lineup soon?



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Is that true, or are you just saying that? Does that mean that we will see some major changes in the SUV lineup soon?
you're more than welcome to believe me.

Its simple deduction.

Each suv barring GLA is long in the teeth, MB just announced their new nomenclature for SUV's, this shows up called G code...

the dots have been connected.
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Sure seems along the lines of what it should be named, definitely GL? They have been working to simplify their vehicle naming structure and that's just part of it all.
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