Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review

By Nirupama Singh   |  October 29, 2013

Overview

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are famous for their exquisite looks and luxurious features. But the G-Wagen G55 may not be pleasing to the eyes but boasts of all the comfort features that other Mercedes-Benz cars flaunt. Available in a single petrol engine variant, it packs power to the core and has amazing off-roading skills and capabilities.


Powertrain & Performance

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen G55 is equipped with a 5.5L supercharged petrol engine that churns out 500.2 bhp @ 6100 rpm and 700 Nm of torque @ 2750-4000 rpm. Despite the G55 weighing at 2.5 tonnes, the SUV can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in a mere 5.5 seconds with the top speed being 210 km/h. The powerful engine is paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which is very responsive and quick. The very muscular SUV boasts of a permanent all-wheel drivetrain.

A vehicle as powerful as the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen G55 needs an amazing suspension system to keep the vehicle in control. The suspension system in the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen G55 features coil springs torsion bar at front and rear. The G55 features AMG braking system that works its charms and allows the vehicle to stop promptly and swiftly, thereby keeping it under control at all times. The chassis of the G55 AMG has been configured for sporty driving agility without restricting the vehicle’s off-road capabilities. AMG specifications include extra-taut shock absorbers.


Build & Styling

The extraordinary exterior of the Mercedes G55 AMG is bound to create a huge fan following wherever it goes. The eye-catching design and the truly muscular body are enhanced by 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with 275/55 R 19 tyres. The exquisite AMG exhaust system with twin tailpipes on both sides of the vehicle, wheel-arch flaring and the radiator grille with chrome highlights also add to the overall appeal of the car.

Inside the car, you will see the Chrome package plus ambient lighting and a leather-covered dashboard. Adding further glory to the vehicle is an AMG-specific instrument cluster, the G55 lettering on the selector lever and stainless-steel illuminated door sills, serving to underline the vehicle’s sporting ambitions. The Mercedes G55 comes with standard-specification Designo leather appointments and the Designo wood trim that give you the option to optimise your car to the highest level.

The Mercedes G55 has also been equipped with the latest generation of Telematics equipment developed by Mercedes. The standard equipment COMAND APS systems boasts a high definition 6.5 inches colour display, rapid HDD navigation with aerial view, Linguatronic or controlling audio, navigation and phone systems, a 4GB memory for music files and a slot for SD memory card. Additionally, there is a 6-CD changer, and a universal interface for plugging in USB sticks, iPods and external audio devices.

The Mercedes-Benz G55 has plenty of safety features including ABS and central locking among various others.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • ABS
    • Central Locking
    • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Cons

    • Very Expensive
    • Boxy design