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Mercedes-Benz G 500 Overview

For 30 years, the Mercedes G-Class has been a go-to vehicle for the world's military powers. It was originally designed for the Shah of Iran, and after he was exiled, the first batch of Gelaendewagens (as the G-Class was then called) passed to Argentina's armed forces. Military versions are still ordered and owned by many nations (including the United States), and VIPs everywhere use them for security reasons. Even the Popemobile is a modified G-wagen. The G550's off-road tires make use of a full-time four-wheel-drive system that includes electronically locking front, center and rear differentials, and front skid plates and a standard brush guard are those mercedes g-class accessories that stand ready to clear away jungle foliage. Also, the G weighs 5,600 pounds and is built like a bank vault.

Mercedes-Benz G 500 Features

MECHANICAL

  • 5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission w/driver-adaptive shifting
  • 2-speed transfer case
  • (3) locking differentials
  • 4-MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
  • Front/rear tow hooks
  • Rigid front/rear axles -inc: longitudinal & transverse links, coil springs, gas shocks
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Recirculating ball steering w/power assist, hydraulic damper
  • Pwr front vented & rear solid 4-wheel disc brakes
  • AMG sidepipe exhaust w/(2) stainless-steel tips per side

EXTERIOR

  • 18" x 7.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P265/60R18 mud & snow tires
  • Matching full-size spare tire & wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
  • Stainless-steel running boards
  • Chrome-finish grille guard w/brush guard
  • Bi-xenon light-sensing headlamps w/heated high pressure washers
  • Corner-illuminating halogen foglamps
  • Single red rear foglamp
  • Pwr heated windshield
  • Privacy glass -inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate
  • Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver side, mirror memory, reverse tilt-down
  • Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/washer

INTERIOR

  • Premium leather seat trim
  • 10-way pwr heated multi-contour front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar 3-position seat memory, adjustable head restraints, neumatic side bolsters, thigh support
  • Heated 60/40-split-folding rear seats w/(3) adjustable head restraints
  • Center console w/attachable & adjacent cup holders
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Stainless-steel door sill trim
  • Leather & wood-trimmed heated steering wheel w/multi-function display controls
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, easy-entry & exit feature
  • Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & coolant temp
  • Multi-function displays in speedometer face -inc: trip computer, engine oil level check, digital speedometer, message indicator, driver-programmable settings, navigation system route guidance, exterior temp gauge, audio status, engine coolant temp, phone menu
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express down
  • SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: windows open/close, sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • Integrated 3-button HomeLink compatible garage door control
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Rear parking assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • Locator lighting w/path illumination
  • Leather & wood-trimmed shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot

SAFETY

  • 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS+)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps
  • Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: dual-stage driver airbag, BabySmart deactivation system
  • Front/rear window curtain side airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/outboard Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD)
  • Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) at rear outboard seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Advanced tire pressure monitoring system

Mercedes-Benz G 500 Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.5L/333
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800 - 4800
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 0.87
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.16
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.6
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5622
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.4
TIRES
Front Tire Size P265/60R18
Rear Tire Size P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size P265/60R18
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
STEERING
Steering Type Power Recir Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 184.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3
Height, Overall (in) 76.0
Tread Width, Front (in) 59.6
Tread Width, Rear (in) 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft3) 79.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft3) 45.2
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft3) 124.0
Front Head Room (in) 42.2
Front Leg Room (in) 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -