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Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG Overview

If you ever drew cartoon cars as a child, there ought to be something familiar about Mercedes' ridiculous new G55. Massive wheels, comedy panel gaps and ruler-straight bodywork mercedes g-class accessories are all part of a design that's very two-dimensional. It might as well have been roughed out on Etch A Sketch, rather than carefully created in a multi-million pound design studio like its 4x4 rivals. Four huge side exit exhausts and a liberal sprinkling of chrome trim complete the package, which is topped off with a couple of AMG badges. Powered by a supercharged 5.5-litre V8 engine, the 469bhp machine's performance is as preposterous as it sounds. Frankly, powering a G-Wagen with a supercharged V8 engine is like using a Derby-winning race horse to tow a Victorian milkfloat.

Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG Features

MECHANICAL

  • 5.5L SOHC 24-valve AMG supercharged V8 engine
  • 5-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
  • AMG pwr slotted & vented 4-wheel disc brakes
  • AMG sidepipe exhaust w/(2) stainless-steel tips per side

EXTERIOR

  • 19" x 9.5" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P275/55R19 mud & snow tires
  • P265/60R18 mud & snow spare tire w/alloy wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
  • Chrome-finish front bumper underbar
  • 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
  • Chrome-finish front turn signal cages & tail lamp cages
  • 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

  • Designo 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
  • Silver accented AMG instrument cluster
  • 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
  • Designo natural maple wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • Locator lighting w/path illumination
  • AMG 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 55 AMG Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
ENGINE
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V8
Displacement 5.5L/332
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 500 @ 6100
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 2750 - 4000
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 0.87
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.16
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15 (Est)
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) 5633
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) 13.8 x 1.3
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9
TIRES
Front Tire Size P275/55R19
Rear Tire Size P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size P265/60R18
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5
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 -