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Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG

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15th October, 2010

The Mercedes-Benz classic off-roader has thrilled customers world-wide since 1979, whether it’s the incredible off-road capability in the world’s most remote locations or the raw performance of the G 55 AMG, the G-Class is quite simply, in a class of its own.

Over the past 30 years, the G-Class has enjoyed countless technical mprovements such as BlueTEC technology, however its unique 'character' remains firmly intact – making the G-Class a true motoring icon. After more than 20 years, the local Mercedes-Benz team are most excited to see the G-Class return to Australia.

“To be able to launch the famous G-Class in Australia has always been a dream of mine” said Horst von Sanden, Managing Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars at Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific. “G-Class will also introduce BlueTEC technology to Australia, which we will introduce to more models in the future.”

“G-Class, a rugged off-road vehicle with Mercedes-Benz credentials,” said von Sanden.

G 350 BlueTEC

The G-Class will be the first Mercedes-Benz 4WD to introduce the state-of-the-art BlueTEC technology. BlueTEC is a Mercedes-Benz-developed technology designed to reduce diesel vehicle emissions, especially nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

The vehicle converts up to 80 per cent of the nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen and water by a process of reduction in the catalytic converter. The V6 diesel engine develops 155 kW at 3,400 rpm and has 540 Nm of available torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm.

G 55 AMG

For customers who crave for more power, the powerful 5.5 litre V8 supercharged engine will surely please. Developing 373 kW from 6,100 rpm and 700 Nm of torque between 2,750 and 4,000 rpm, this powerplant propels the G 55 AMG from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.

Every 5.5 litre V8 supercharged engine is made by a single technician in accordance with the company's "One man, One Engine" principle. The thrilling G 55 AMG even comes complete with twin side pipes on both sides of the vehicle.

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The V6 diesel comes standard with the highly-acclaimed 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which improves fuel consumption, comfort and responsiveness.The G 55 AMG features the specially tuned 5-speed automatic transmission which transfers the massive amounts of power and torque from the AMG engine to the wheels with precision.


To cope with even the toughest conditions, the G-Class not only has a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, but also a specially configured suspension. Thanks to precisely engineered, rigid axles and long suspension travel, the G-Class is able to master practically any terrain.

Differential Locks and 4ETS

The G-Class is equipped with electronically controlled traction system 4ETS that provides optimal traction. Additional assistance is offered through the transfer case off-road ratio that provides exceptional climbing ability or negotiating obstacles. The package is complete with front axle, rear axle and inter-axle differentials that can be locked at the touch of a button, thereby re-directing power to the wheels offering the best grip.

Australian Launch and Specifications

Specifications will be available once the vehicle is launched in early 2011.

Model Offering and Pricing (MLP*)

Both Australian G-Class models are Long Wheelbase Station Wagons in 5-seater configuration only. Cabriolet and Short Wheelbase variants will not be offered.

G 350 BlueTEC $159,900*
G 55 AMG $214,900*

NOTE: * The prices indicated above are the current Manufacturer’s List Prices (MLP). The MLP includes GST and any LCT applicable to the base/standard specification model but excludes dealer delivery fees and all other on-road costs including the state/territory imposed statutory charges (such as registration fees, stamp duty, CTP and the like).

Additionally, prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice.


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