hp per liter
Press Release) 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
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.
Discreet but effective design
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.
New COMAND APS and designo leather
upholstery fitted as standard
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
DVDchanger and a universal interface for plugging in USB sticks,
iPods, or other external audio devices.
The G 55 AMGis only
available as a long-wheelbase station wagon with five doors. The
vehicle will be available from September 2008 at a price of 121,618
euros (incl. 19 percent sales tax).