A modern independent double-wishbone front suspension, rigid rear axle and electric power steering sharpen on-road precision while enhancing its capability off-road and comfort anywhere. A multimode suspension offers adjustable damping.
Generating 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, the advanced biturbo V8 can thrust the G 550 from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds. Along with numerous racing-derived features, its CAMTRONIC system can save fuel by seamlessly deactivating cylinders.
The 9-speed transmission is sporty, smooth and efficient. It teams with a 2-speed transfer case to offer one of the industry's widest gear spans. The driving modes of DYNAMIC SELECT let you fine-tune the G's performance.
As you make your way off-road, three sequentially lockable differentials offer increasingly masterful capability. Each differential can be locked in sequence (center, rear, then front) via a set of buttons on the dash, to help maintain the ideal balance of torque and traction for the situation.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Advanced piezoelectric fuel injectors spray fuel directly into each cylinder with exceptionally precise metering, ultrafine atomization and incredibly quick on/off switching speed. Based on the immediate, individual needs of each cylinder's combustion cycle, they can supply the ideal fuel spray at high pressure and with millisecond speed. Rapid-multispark ignition can fire the fuel mixture multiple times in a single cycle, for stronger and cleaner performance.
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. The high-pressure turbos spool up quickly to provide up to 14.5 psi of boost. The setup is also highly efficient from intake to exhaust, with liquid-cooled intercoolers and close-mounted catalysts that reach peak efficiency in seconds.
The G-Class features all-wheel drive equipped with a 2-speed transfer case and an extraordinary three lockable differentials, all to help drivers tackle a variety of terrains and conditions. 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.
Classically shaped lamps feature brilliant advances. Intelligent LED headlamps adapt to darkness, curves and vehicles ahead. LED Daytime Running Lamps encircle each unit. Even the fender-top turn signals and taillamps employ 100% LEDs.
Ultramodern components carry a character that defies aging. Time-proven and beloved, its door handles operate with bank-vault precision. Now they lead to a spacious, state-of-the-art, and artfully furnished cabin.
Dozens of gloss and matte paint colors, numerous 19-inch and 20-inch wheels, and a choice of AMG Line or Night Package styling options let you start your G-Class adventure when it's being crafted. Where you take it is up to you.
Wider in stance and space, the body's subtle refinements include several aerodynamic details. G 550 Night Package in Emerald Green with 20-inch AMG multispoke wheels pictured above.
Choose from more than 30 paint options and numerous wheel and styling accents. G 550 in G manufaktur Sea Blue metallic with 20-inch AMG multispoke wheels pictured above.
True to the original, the 2020 G is designed to be uncomplicated, uncompromised and functional, shaped and sized to maximize interior room as well as maneuverability in tight spaces. Yet 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. Only a handful of parts carry over from the previous G, among them the belovedly precise door handles.
Brilliant chrome highlights the grille bars that radiate from the iconic central Star.
A stainless-steel front brush guard, polished to a brilliant finish, frames the headlamps and grille.
Within the timeless body is a state-of-the-art cockpit, with standard and available technologies from dual 12.3-inch displays, intuitive steering-wheel Touch Controls, and voice control for the navigation, audio and numerous comfort features.
Change the cabin to suit your mood, or start a new one: An elaborate multizone LED ambient lighting system lets you choose among 64 colors, as well as a variety of motifs featuring two, five, or even slowly changing hues.
Mercedes me connect makes ownership easy. Remote-start, lock or check your car, or book service, all from your phone. And add in-car WiFi for up to eight devices for a low monthly rate.
Exquisitely crafted, still almost entirely by hand, the G advances without abandoning its principles. Appointments range from natural woods to 64-color LED ambient lighting. With G manufaktur paint and trim options, there are over a million possible combinations.
Familiar details march forward. The classic round headlamps integrate active LED technology. The sunroof is heat-rejecting glass. And while this is the roomiest G yet, its maneuverability is improved both off-road and in town.
The cabin provides generous space for your buddies, your belongings, and even your beverages. Seating options include an enormous range of hand-fitted leathers and a "hot stone" massage. Acoustic glass and 3-zone climate control are standard.
A side net, flat floor and split folding rear seats make the G-Class cargo area functional finery.
Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are among the many ways the G-Class keeps you connected.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
A G-Class looks out for its occupants with a suite of safety advancements. Standard driver assists include Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC cruise control, and Speed Limit Assist.
If an air bag deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to Mercedes-Benz Emergency Services, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does. This vital service is provided for as long as you own the vehicle, no matter who's driving.
For a better view of what's behind your vehicle when reversing, a high-resolution camera can display a live view on the central in-dash screen. Steering-dependent active guidelines on the screen can help you back into a parking space, and you can select between wide-angle and even wider 180-degree views.
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers 2-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front and rear side-impact air bags, dual front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard.
With a generous 7,000-lb towing capacity with the standard hitch, the G-Class pulls a trailer with confidence. Whenever you're towing, standard Trailer Stability Assist acts decisively to help rein in trailer sway by strategically applying the front brakes of the G-Class, helping you keep your worries behind you.
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control.
Provided at all five seats, 3-point seat belts are arguably our most important passive safety feature. If a collision exceeds a preset threshold, Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) instantly remove slack from the front and rear outboard seat belts. Belt force limiters allow a slight amount of give in the ETD-equipped seat belts, to reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.