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2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 review Car Price Concept

2016 mercedes-benz G550 review price vehicle dimensions engine specs transmission Car Price Concept-In car terms, a 36-year-old vehicle qualifies as out and out elderly, yet the revered Mercedes-Benz G-wagen hints at no resigning. The end of the creation keep running for the present G-class is no less than a few years away, when Daimler will dispatch an altogether overhauled model, yet we wouldn't be shocked if Mercedes chose to continue assembling the first even after that.
While it may not require any assistance in the business sector—the G-wagen for all intents and purposes flies out of dealerships—Mercedes has felt free to supplanted the passage level motor with a more present day, more productive, and all the more effective unit. The past, normally suctioned 5.5-liter V-8 clears a path for another, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8—apparently the same motor the forces the AMG GT supercar.

2016 mercedes-benz G550 review price vehicle dimensions engine specs transmission Car Price Concept
2016 mercedes-benz G550 review price vehicle dimensions engine specs transmission Car Price Concept
It's evaluated at 416 drive and 450 lb-ft of torque, a huge stride up from its antecedent's 382 strength and 391 lb-ft. The production line expressed zero-to-62-mph time drops to 5.9 seconds, while top pace remains represented at 130 mph. EPA figures aren't in yet, however we would not expect a ton of change over the old motor's 12/15 mpg city/parkway appraisals.
We cherished the past 5.5-liter V-8—it started up with a bark and radiated a pleasingly throaty, practically AMG-like soundtrack. So we're cheerful to report that the new motor, in spite of turbocharging, sounds fundamentally the same to the old one. In addition, there is basically no turbo slack, and the motor pushes the G-wagen forward with astonishing power. Torque is transmitted to every one of the four wheels through a seven-speed automatic.

The new G550 is marginally superior to the old model in a straight line—and it is a great deal better amid cornering, in any event in the suspension's Sport setting. The body rolls not exactly some time recently, and the security control framework gives you a chance to have significantly more fun before it easily cuts in. Obviously, the G550 is still a long, long, long path from a games auto. Its recycling ball controlling is uncertain, low on giving input, and requires steady redresses. That is very little of an issue rough terrain, on the other hand, where the G-class remains remarkably able on account of its step outline development, low-range exchange case, and three locking differentials.
Intelligently, the G-class doesn't passage particularly well in correlation to other, more-advanced extravagance SUVs. An Audi Q7, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Cadillac Escalade, or a Range Rover are more agreeable, they handle better, and they offer much more contemporary advancements than the G550. G-wagen purchasers couldn't care less, on the other hand; the SUV exists practically in its own stratosphere, similar to the Jeep Wrangler or even a Rolls-Royce Phantom. We're happy it's still around—and cheerful to see it made strides.
Vehicle type:
front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
Estimated base price:
$121,000
Engine type:
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement:
243 cu in, 3982 cc, Power: 416 hp @ 5500 rpm, Torque: 450 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm.
Transmission:
7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Dimensions:
Wheelbase: 112.2 in , Length: 187.6 in , Width: 73.5 in Height: 76.9 in, Control weight (C/D est): 5750 lb
Execution (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 5.8 sec, Zero to 100 mph: 16.3 sec, Standing ¼-mile: 14.5 sec, Top rate: 130 mph (represented).
Efficiency (C/D EST):
EPA city/thruway drivi