Read about the all new G-Class SUV with Mercedes-Benz of Chicago
Extraordinary off-road aptitude
Ground clearance is 9.5 inches, while fording depth is up to 27.5 inches. It can climb an astounding 100% grade (45 degrees of incline), and handle a 70% lateral slope (35 degrees of sideways tilt). A modern independent front/rigid-axle rear suspension is engineered for excellent wheel articulation.
Permanent all-wheel drive with 2-speed transfer case
With its 9-speed automatic transmission and two transfer-case ranges, the G-Class offers one of the widest spans of gear ratios of any SUV. So whether you're crawling down a steep hill or cruising on the highway, there's an optimum gear for the situation.
Double-wishbone front/rigid-axle rear suspension
The independent front suspension maintains the G's legendary off-road capability while enhancing on-road control and comfort. The double-wishbone/coil-spring design features forged aluminum knuckles and lower control arms to reduce unsprung mass.
4.0L V8 biturbo engine
Advanced performance comes from a high-output engine with a remarkably compact size. The 416-hp 4.0L biturbo V8 is more responsive than some larger engines, making 100% of its 450 lb-ft of peak torque available from 2,000-4,750 rpm, for a 5.6-second 0-60 rush and instant response at any speed.
"Hot inside V" turbocharger configuration
For better performance and packaging, the V8's twin turbos are placed inside the "V" of the engine. The layout sends the compressed charge from each turbo to its bank of cylinders via an extremely short path, with near-zero pressure loss or turbo lag.
In refinement and detail, the G is brilliantly evolved: Subtly radiused surfaces enhance cabin room while preserving its classic proportions. Advanced LED technology powers its signature round headlamps.
AMG® exterior styling
AMG® styling elements include wider fender flares, and chrome trim elements in the front and rear bumpers. The body-side protective strips feature an all-black motif with the Night Package and Night Package Plus.
18-inch 5-spoke wheels, matte black
Bold, all-black 5-spoke wheels feature an 18-inch size and 265/60R18 all-terrain tires that reassert the off-road capability of the G 550.