In 2002, Mercedes-Benz introduced the popular G-Class to the U.S. market. The desirable AMG performance trim was added in 2003, offering a 5.4-liter V8 engine that made 349 hp. Updates for 2004 included the addition of multicontour front seats, rear parking sensors and a premium Harmon-Kardon audio system. For 2005, Mercedes-Benz discontinued complimentary maintenance While there were no changes in 2006, 2007 had plenty.
A redesigned exterior boasted LED tail lamps, a new instrument cluster graced the interior along with a new steering wheel and dashboard controls, and bi-xenon headlamps were added to the front. The addition of a backup camera and the TeleAid emergency communication system and were the notable changes for 2008. A 5.5-liter V8 engine good for 382 hp and an available AMG engine good for 500 hp were the big changes for 2009, with new multi-contouring and ventilated front seats, a new COMMAND system interface and iPod integration as well HD radio.
New side moldings, new door handlings, a cover for the spare tire and a wood accented steering wheel rounded out the big changes for 2010. There would be no significant updates for 2011. But in 2012, the G55 AMG trim was discontinued. The AMG trim would return in 2013 in the form of the G63 AMG trim level, with updated interior electronics and more safety equipment. The G-Class would cruise into 2014 unchanged.
A rugged yet luxurious SUV, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz is equally at home parked in your driveway as it is blasting across the Saharan desert thanks to the two available V8 engines and the powerful running gear underneath.
A truly rugged yet luxurious SUV, the 2006 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is fitted with front, center, and rear locking differentials to help navigate the toughest terrain yet it also has dual-zone climate control and keyless entry to keep all five passengers comfortable.