2009 Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 7 June 2008 , 16:06:00 byVeronica

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Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz managed to develop the G 55 AMG and not long ago they offered a makeover making it even more attractive. The exclusive interior features the latest generation of telematics equipment and optional acclimatized seats in combination with designo leather upholstery for enhanced passenger comfort. Thanks to the integration of a new engine control unit, the performance of the supercharged AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine has been nudged up from 500 horsepower to 507 horsepower, with the maximum torque remaining at 700 Nm. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 210 km/h. The improved G 55 AMG also features new elements in terms of safety and comfort. The ESP now boasts a new and more powerful control unit, incorporating a transverse acceleration control to allow more precise recognition of dynamic driving situations and thus provide even better vehicle stability. Still a standard feature of the AMG body-styling package are the bumpers painted in body color and the characteristic AMG wide fenders. The G 55 AMG underscores its exclusive character with designo leather upholstery, which is standard and now features a new silver-colored designo emblem on the front backrests. Drivers of the model will also benefit from the latest generation of telemetics equipment developed by Mercedes. Also new is the interior roof lining made of anthracite Alcantara. Helping to enhance passenger comfort are the acclimatized seats which are available for the first time with this model. The G 55 AMG is only available as a long-wheelbase station wagon with five doors. The model will be available from September 2008 at a price of EUR121.618. This price includes sales tax.