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ReviewsThe Mercedes-Benz G550 Is a 2019 Automobile All-Star

08:15  11 march  2019
08:15  11 march  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: First Drive Review

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: First Drive Review All new, but still the same.

Videos. home news The Mercedes - Benz G 550 Is a 2019 Automobile All - Star . See all 24 photos. Opening the door instead unveils a realm of previously unimagined luxury, space, and attention to detail. There's nary a hint of the previous G's gussied-up military-vehicle feel but abundant reminders

2019 Automobile All - Stars Is Coming. Every sharp or vertical edge, every protrusion is a chance for wind to sing and whistle. The All-New 2019 Mercedes - Benz G 550 | Automobile Magazine. After a string of teasers, spyshots, and a peek at a barely camouflaged test mule, the 2019 Mercedes - Benz

Just ask Dodge how hard it was to design a new Challenger, or Chevrolet how much is riding on a new Corvette. Better still, ask Porsche about the conflicting goals and considerations that go into every all-new 911. Then you'll have a pretty good idea just how risky it was to build an all-new G-wagen after nearly 40 years of success. But fear not, G fans, for Mercedes-Benz has nailed the formula with the 2019 G550, a vehicle that's as true to the original as it should be and better in every possible way.

On The Road: 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550

On The Road: 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 The G-Class has changed a lot since the 460-series debuted in 1979. Today, the G-wagon is now as much an S-Class as it is an off-roader —a Burmeister surround sound audio system, three-zone climate control, and a 12.3-inch widescreen infotainment display all come as standard on this particular model, which carries a base price of $124,500. © Super Street Online Staff 2019 Mercedes Benz G550 Driver Side Front View Part of the rationale behind the G-Class's luxury-focused evolution has to do with the adoption of burly trucks by the celebrity set—a move that resulted in vehicles like the Hummer H2.

2019 Mercedes - Benz G 550 review. Mercedes - Benz updates the timeless G-wagen for the modern world. Although the Pirelli all-season tires were a bit out of their depth in those icy conditions, the G 550 ’s all-wheel drive and sophisticated traction control system kept the truck confidently planted no.

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The design is still squared-off, though the windshield angle has been laid back a bit, and it's wider and longer than before—as Arthur St. Antoine put it, Mercedes "fixed all the right things: the dash, the width, the comfort level, the refinement." Despite the changes, most folks probably couldn't tell the new G from the old unless they are side by side. At least, that's true until you open the door—not that opening the door would put the lie to the new G's classic-impostor status; the latches are a carryover part used to ensure the satisfying mechanical "chunk!" of closing the doors.

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Opening the door instead unveils a realm of previously unimagined luxury, space, and attention to detail. There's nary a hint of the previous G's gussied-up military-vehicle feel but abundant reminders of Mercedes' contemporary (and excellent) interior design themes. The best part, for those of us standing more than six feet tall, is that there's finally plenty of legroom in both the front and back seats. Front and center, you'll find the differential lock switches, allowing you to choose from modes that suit everything from highway cruising to rock crawling. But as capable as the G-wagen is off-road, that's not really what it's about, is it?

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Review: The Mercedes - Benz G 550 Is Your Entry into High Society. You probably won't be surprised to know that those of us in this automotive journalism industry look at most vehicles within a given segment—outside of perhaps sports cars, supercars, and hot hatchbacks—as thinly sliced examples

No, the G's bravado says you can do it, but it also says you don't have to. It says you can afford massive overkill. It doesn't apologize for its excess any more than you apologize for your success. In short, it's just about the most American thing Germany has ever made. And this is just the G550. For those who like their excess to be truly over the top, there's the AMG-fettled G63.

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Not that the G550 lacks for power, even if the G63 has quite a bit more of it. The V-8 under the G550's hood is strong enough to sling the 5,551-pound SUV to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. That's quick for a brick.

It's also much more able to use that power than the old G, thanks to a suspension that's not just more advanced (independent front suspension versus the old solid axle; a solid axle remains at the rear) but also better tuned all around for passenger comfort, likely a result of the much stiffer new chassis. Regardless of the cause, the outcome is a G-wagen that's far more comfortable, quieter, and more capable around corners. It's so good that it converted racing ace Andy Pilgrim: "I am not an SUV person at all. I am now a G550 fan."

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Mercedes-Benz GLE 53 Debuts With 429 HP Of Electrified Thrills The performance SUV wears the Panamericana grille that provides a different look for the GLE. The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ combines one of the brand's more stylish crossovers and the company's hybrid-assisted turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six that pumps out 429 horsepower (320 kilowatts) in total. While the styling is largely similar to the standard GLE, the designers give the model a fresh look by adding the Panamericana grille with an array of vertical uprights to the front end.

2019 Mercedes - Benz G 550 review. Mercedes - Benz updates the timeless G-wagen for the modern world. Although the Pirelli all-season tires were a bit out of their depth in those icy conditions, the G 550 ’s all-wheel drive and sophisticated traction control system kept the truck confidently planted no

First Drive: 2019 Mercedes - Benz G 550 . The latest generation G-Class is a bigger, better box. See all 100 photos. See all 100 photos. That 's also part of what's made it so popular. While competitors have constantly worked to make their towering SUVS feel like a sedan, the G has remained suitably

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So what makes the G550 an All-Star? All of these things, but also the way all of these things add up to an experience that's more than the quotidian, more than just another nice luxury SUV. There's something about driving the new G that makes you feel special in a way that only the very best cars do. It's something like a cross between a sense of adventure and a sense of occasion—even when you're just running errands. It's the feeling of potential, of what you could do. It's like being 20 again, with a whole life ahead of you and the world to discover.

Or, as daily news editor Conner Gold put it, "This goes against everything I stand for. It's fast. It's showy. It's ostentatious. It makes you stand out like you're a celebrity wannabe seeking attention. But I love it. I love the way it feels. I love the way it drives. I love watching the fender-mounted turn signals light up when you drive at night. I want one, I want one, I want one."

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550 Specifications

PRICE $125,495/$153,115 (base/as tested)
ENGINE 4.0L twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8; 416 hp @ 5,250-5,500 rpm, 450 lb-ft @ 2,250-4,750 rpm
TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic
LAYOUT 4-door, 5-passenger, front-engine, 4WD SUV
EPA MILEAGE 13/17 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H 189.7 x 85.7 x 77.2 in
WHEELBASE 113.8 in
WEIGHT 5,551 lb
0-60 MPH 5.4 sec (est)
TOP SPEED 130 mph
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