Refreshed for 2013, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a luxury off-road capable five passenger SUV powered by a 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. The G550 comes with 4WD and a 7-speed automatic transmission that grants the SUV an EPA estimated 12 mpg city and 15 mpg highway. All available options come standard on the G-Class and safety features are comprised of 8-way airbag protection, antilock braking, brake assist, rear park assist, and 4-wheel electronic traction system. For those who crave AMG performance, G55 AMG (500 hp) and G63 AMG (544 hp) trim levels are available. All trim levels come standard with every available Mercedes-Benz option. G-Class is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
After a one-year hiatus, the AMG version of the G-Class is back on the market. Buyers looking for a combination of serious off road ability, plenty of luxury and ludicrously quick acceleration will appreciate its return. The interior of the G-Class has also been given a refresh for 2013. There is a new steering wheel and a new dashboard, which houses a 7-inch display and Mercedes-Benz' COMAND system. Exterior modifications are minor, including new mirrors and LED daytime running lights.
Tough, boxy look; serious off-road hardware; plush luxury interior; modern communication and entertainment features
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class--otherwise known as the G-wagen or Gelandewagen--is unique in the market as a serious, truck-like mountain goat. While not always the most practical for family needs, the G-Class has toughness for the trail, a comfortable enough ride for the freeway and enough exclusivity to hold its own at the country club. Having been adapted by militaries around the world since the 1980s, the G-Wagon has tremendous all-road tough-truck credibility as well.