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Old 27th June 2008, 01:42   #1
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Default The new 2009 Mercedes G55 AMG

Some say this is the original bad boy SUV. I love it! What about you guys?

Following its most recent makeover, the G 55 AMG from Mercedes-AMG is now even more attractive. Boasting an upgraded performance of 373 kW/507 hp, this offroad classic has also been given a fresh look, incorporating a reworked radiator grille and new 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. Inside, the exclusive interior features the latest generation of telematics equipment and optional climatised seats in combination with designo leather upholstery for enhanced passenger comfort.

The inclusion of some of the latest technology has made this classic from the AMG stable fit for the future. Thanks to the integration of a new engine control unit, the performance of the supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine has been nudged up from 368 kW/500 hp to 373 kW/507 hp, with maximum torque remaining at 700 Nm. Likewise unchanged is the vehicle’s effortless performance, with the G 55 AMG accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and peaking at a top speed of 210 km/h (electronically limited).

The upgraded G 55 AMG also features improvements in the areas of safety and comfort. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), for example, 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. In addition, the new G 55 AMG now comes with a hill-start assist. A sensor recognises whenever the off-roader comes to a halt on an ascending gradient. The system instantly memorises the braking pressure applied and maintains this for a short instant, giving drivers sufficient time to move from the brake to the accelerator pedal without the vehicle rolling backward. The big advantage of this technology is that in most cases it eliminates the need to use the parking brake.

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The new G 55 AMG boasts discreet but effective design modifications, including a new radiator grille with three distinctive horizontal bars that are painted the same colour as the rest of the body and - exclusive to the AMG top-of-the-range model - also feature chrome inserts. Moving around the vehicle, the highlight of the side view are the new polished 19-inch five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted titanium grey. They are 9.5 inches wide and equipped with 275/55 R 19 tyres that impressively bulk out the wheel arches.

Still a standard feature of the AMG body-styling package are the bumpers painted in body colour and the characteristic AMG wide fenders. Other features include a brushed-aluminium trim set boasting a distinctive AMG logo and the twin oval chrome tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system, emerging from beneath the stainless-steel running boards on either side of the vehicle - an unmistakable sign of the power of the supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine.

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The G 55 AMG also underscores its exclusive character with designo leather upholstery, which is standard and now features a new silver-coloured designo emblem on the front backrests. The seats are colour-coordinated with the designo decorative wood trim as well as the wood/leather steering wheel and the redesigned wood/leather selector lever bearing a G 55 logo. Also new is the interior roof lining made of anthracite Alcantara. Helping to enhance passenger comfort, particularly in the summer months, are the new climatised seats, which are available for the first time with this model.

Drivers of the new G 55 AMG will also benefit from the latest generation of telematics equipment developed by Mercedes. The standard equipment COMAND APS system boasts a high-definition 6.5-inch colour display, rapid HDD navigation with aerial view, LINGUATRONIC for controlling audio, navigation and phone systems, a 4 GB memory for music files, and a slot for SD memory cards. Also available as an option is a DVD changer and a universal interface for plugging in USB sticks, iPods, or other external audio devices.

The G 55 AMG will only be available as a long-wheelbase station wagon with five doors. The vehicle will be available from September 2008 at a price of approximately 122,000 euros.

Source: Mercedes Benz AG Press Release
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To sqaure shaped, I think it needs a little bit curves. Or maybe its to mantian its classic look. Has some resemblence to our force jeep from side

The best thing i liked about this has to be the tyres.

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To sqaure shaped, I think it needs a little bit curves. Or maybe its to mantian its classic look. Has some resemblence to our force jeep from side

The best thing i liked about this has to be the tyres.

NO WAY!!! Thats the Distinct Characteristic of a G!!!
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Or maybe its to mantian its classic look.

seems like you missed that part.
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I LOVE this car. Good job done on retaining the old school looks. Thank goodness they didnt have any bright ideas and do anything drastic! if i were ever given a choice to own one single vehicle for the rest of my life. this would be it. but in black though. with black rims with a nice chrome lip hehe. its just brilliant!
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A friend had the 2006 G55 AMG , to be honest i wasn't a big fan.

Although i loved the engine and its rumble sound, the car did not appeal in aspect of looks or interiors to me.

The least i expect is a good level of comfort and luxury from MB, but this car was plain-jane on the inside and the rear seat was positioned quite high.

Very Mahindra Armada-ish IMO.
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...resemblance to our Force jeep!! IMO, good joke.

The BTL/Force jeeps, and also the Sumo were blatant design rip-offs, of the Gelandewagen. More rip-offs followed, including the Estate. Maybe because of this reason, and others, the partnerships fell through!
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i want one of those. it just looks classy.

crv - btw the force jeeps are copied from this.
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I just love it!
I remember in one of the previous Top Gear episodes, Richard Hammond hailed the G55 as the coolest car in the world!
Ofcourse Clarkson had to disagree!
A G55 in Black with black glasses, i would probably agree with Hammond!
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I just love the car.Most of my friends hate it,but i fell in love with it as soon as i saw it.She may not be the best looking,but she sure is well built.
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The G never looked better. The originality is maintained quite well. I like it.


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Has some resemblence to our force jeep from side
Its our force jeeps that have resemblance to G.
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I want one, in Black!! Would be simply great to drive around in our traffic & especially with those side-exit exhausts!
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I LOVE IT. Infact its my DREAM CAR, the one really wish to own in this world before I die. No matter what ever criticism arises on it, I'm madly in love with it. And I request fellow member that if you come across one for sale, pls do let me know.
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This is awesome. Love the retro styling. Gives it a macho look. Would love to own one some day.
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