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2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 Price and Release Date

The estimated sale price for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 is $120,825. Mercedes G550 for 2016 is expected to hit Mercedes’ showrooms by October 2015.

Since 1979, the Mercedes G-class has been coming through with very identical SUVs. We give courtesy to Rembrandt’s Geländewagen which is now commonly known as the G-Wagen and the Shah of Iran for requesting the manufacture of this utility/sports truck. This spirit has soldiered on making the body stronger and specifying the engine to better performance and efficiency levels. This time we take a peek at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 SUV, branded G500 in Europe.


2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 front

2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 Interior and Exterior

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 has some added interior opulence as is the trend each year. This is aimed at giving comfort and style to supplement the power and elegance. The seats are of high quality leather. They are also raised to give the driver a clear view and high levels feel such that with every turn you make you feel as if the truck is going to topple. This however is a good thing. This is because it keeps the driver alert even though the vehicle is as stable as ever. The steering wheel is padded with leather which makes it comfortable to handle and has grip. With the raised seats, be sure of ample leg room. The dash board is small which creates room in the cabin. There is a gear stick between the two front seats located convenient in front of the AC controls panel. The monitoring instruments are clearly and strategically placed in front of the steer wheel such that the driver can clearly have a view with ease. The graphics on the dials are also pretty sleek.

As expected, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 comes in the same ammo-box shape, courtesy of Rembrandt. This design is not modified to beat aerodynamics. There are very slight modifications to this design, which are only noticeable with a hard look from a staunch fanatic or expert. Like its predecessors, it is still heavy and chisel shaped/ladder shaped with the right angles. it is however slightly lighter because of the aluminum engine. This makes it feel smaller as you drive and fits in the lane just fine. The fenders are more pronounced than its predecessors and some new variety of body paints is now available. It has a weight capacity of 5,724 lb and a top speed of 130 mph. The 2016 Mercedes G550 SUV also comes with a new front bumper design.

2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 side

2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 Engine

With 450 pound feet and at 416 horse power and 303 hp @ 6,500 rpm, this beast cruises naturally and smoothly. It is equipped with an aluminum 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo DOHC 48-valve engine that powers this German machine to charge from 0-60 mph in only 5.7 seconds. This is unlike it’s predecessors 5.5 liter engine which took around 6 seconds to get to 60 mph. With a slightly smaller engine, it is more powerful and saves on fuel as compared to the 2015 G550. It’s suspension are up to date and has electronic-stability range suspensions like the ESP, ASR, ABS which have been tuned up for precise foot handling. This model also comes equipped with adaptive suspension for sports or comfort mode. This ensures that 2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 is the ultimate wagon for city and rugged terrains. It uses the disk type of brakes and the steer-wheel is light though a little bit slow but this is expected considering the size of this vehicle.

2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 interior

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