105.5 hp per liter
(from ART Press
Release) G-tuned the A.R.T. way:
Complete tuning suite for Mercedes G-Model
Extensive exterior tuning suite with fender flares
Various performance boosts for gasoline and diesel engines
Top performance: 427 kW (580 bhp), 790 Nm
monoART1 rims in 10x22 inch
Comprehensive interior tuning suite with optional extras
Special requests catered to
For those drivers who cannot get used to the latest GL from
Mercedes, it is possible to choose the predecessor, which has been
constantly refined over the years from the product range of this
Stuttgart-based automaker. For the all-terrain vehicle that is
anything but obsolete, A.R.T. is offering a complete tuning suite
that goes by the name of PROGRAM463. Everything from the exterior
to the interior thru to the engine can be customized.
A.R.T. boosts the performance of diesel and gasoline engines
significantly. Leading the way is the A.R.T. performance kit A55K
for the G 55 K. After optimizing the supercharger ratio and the
engine management system, the engines output goes up from 350 kW
(476 bhp) to an impressive 427 kW (580 bhp). The torque increases
from 700 to 790 Nm. At the same time, A.R.T. also overrides the Vmax
limit. As regards the gasoline engines, A.R.T. also takes account of
the G 55 (performance boost by means of a supercharger to 324 kW/
440 bhp and 597 Nm) and G 500 (also with a supercharger: 296 kW /
402 bhp; 683 Nm).
In terms of the diesels, thanks to A.R.T. DieselPower, the power
classes 215 kW / 293 bhp (G 400 CDI, 624 Nm), 192 kW / 261 bhp (G
320 CDI, 600 Nm) and 141 kW / 192 bhp (G 270 CDI, 468 Nm) are
The exhilarating sound is produced by the A.R.T. sports exhaust
system with four 80 mm diameter tailpipes, which protrude at an
angle beneath the running boards. For vehicles up to model year
11/2000, this task is undertaken by a system with two tailpipes.
Sophisticated and sporty appearance
A.R.T. adorns the classic angular original shape of this Mercedes
classic with a number of components that blend perfectly into the
design of this all-terrain vehicle. For instance, A.R.T. fits a
front spoiler that incorporates an additional two main-beam
headlamps and fog lamps in the form of the A.R.T. dual-integrated
xenon lights (upper beam: xenon/fog: halogen; alternatively
halogen/halogen). An air inlet in the front spoiler ensures
optimized cooling of the oil sump. In addition, it features an
underride protection guard made from mirror-finished stainless
steel. The G cuts an even mightier figure thanks to the A.R.T.
fender flares with illuminated running boards, which are
particularly useful in poorly lit places such as underground garages
and of course at night. Fitting these makes the G-Model 40 mm wider
on each side. Designed for installation in the original trim strips
are the A.R.T. stainless steel inlays, which lend the vehicle an
even more sophisticated look. A.R.T. has also enhanced the lighting
technology, which it has achieved with the aid of A.R.T. Premium
High bi-xenon lights (from model year 11/2006; earlier A.R.T. Xenon
Premium, Xenon clear or DE-Halogen Premium). In addition, A.R.T.
installs an automatic headlamp range adjustment system.
This is by no means all the tuning suite from A.R.T has to offer.
Whether we are talking about protective grilles for the front
indicators, a cable winch (up to 4100 kg pulling power), a front
wind deflector, various trim strips, chrome trimmings for the air
intakes, new rear lamps, front and rear bumpers, headlamp protection
grilles, a brush guard, a roof spoiler, parking assist, underride
protection or a different engine hood, A.R.T. offers an extensive
product range for customizing the body.
22 inch wheels monoART 1
The G-Model owes its new look to a large extent to the A.R.T.
monoART1 wheel rim in a 10x22 inch design, which is usually fitted
as part of complete sets of wheels. This 10-spoke wheel rim is
available in a stylish TITANIUM finish. A.R.T. also, however, offers
its customers a range of different finishes. The wheel rim is fitted
with size 285/35-22 tires.
As an alternative, A.R.T. also offers the rim in the sizes 8.5x 18
and 10x20 inch. The brand-new rim design monoART2 will also be
available shortly in a 20 inch version.
To reinforce the suspension, A.R.T. is offering different shock
absorbers, while export customers are offered the refinement of an
A.R.T. sports suspension or, alternatively, sports springs.
Like the exterior, A.R.T. styles the interior of the Mercedes
G-Model highly individually. For instance, from the basic leather
upholstery and trim through to the complete outfitting of various
interior components (such as the center console) with leather, the
generous use of fine wood and carbon-fiber trims through to curtain
systems and carpets, there is just about everything to make long
journeys a pleasant experience. It is also possible to change the
color design of the interior. For example, A.R.T. offers components
such as handles and fascias in the form of Blue Eye wood
Sporty flair is produced by the ergonomically shaped A.R.T. sports
steering wheel with perforated grips. The steering wheels are
available in the combinations leather/fine wood and leather/carbon
fiber. Upon request, A.R.T. will also of course install tailor-made
multimedia and hi-fi systems. If need be, it is possible to equip
all the door openings with blue-illuminated A.R.T. door sill trims.
Also available: individual seats for the back plus armrests, a
center console and storage console in the center of the rear
footwell. There is no shortage of special accessories, either. Blue
flashing lights (for high security vehicles), a siren, an auxiliary
heater and an intercom system for talking with the windows closed
and for listening to the outside sound go to complete the extensive
A.R.T. tuning suite.
Needless to say, the A.R.T. team does not restrict itself to the
tuning suite described above. For drivers who wish customize their
G in their own individual way, the A.R.T. team will gladly cater
to any additional requests and, what is more, to the same highly
Further information on the comprehensive A.R.T. tuning suite is
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