Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG suv

Marking its 25th anniversary, the 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG was re-released as the G 55 Kompressor or the G 55K and thankfully received a boost in power, which came as a result of a new 5.5-liter, supercharged V8 that develops 469 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. The G-Class, or G-Wagen, short for the German word for Cross-Country Vehicle, is a Four-wheel drive vehicle that has some pretty die-hard fans. Mercedes-Benz acquired military contracts for the vehicle in the late 1970s and later offered a civilian version to the public in 1979. It was designed to be the most durable, reliable, and rugged off roader, and it utilizes three fully locking differentials. This is one of the only vehicles sold in the United States to have such a thing. It is joined in this privilege by the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Toyota 80-series Land Cruiser, the Pinzgauer High Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle and the Mercedes-Benz Unimog. Among the available engines in the G-Class for the 2004 model year is a 5.5-litre V8. The range was refreshed once in 1997, which included the introduction of a power-topped convertible and two new engines. The new engines were the turbo 2.9 L Diesel and the V6-powered G 320. The previous years' G 320s were outfitted with the M104 I6. The luxury G-wagen returned for 1998 as the G 500, with official sales starting in the United States in 2002 at $75,000. This was obviously not a vehicle to be taken lightly. The 349 hp G 55 AMG was quickly snapped up by celebrities. A 476 hp G 55, which was introduced in 2004, could hit 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. Back in time, the chassis was revised for 1990 and the V8-powered 500GE was new for 1993. This particular luxury-Wagen lasted just two years. All G-Wagens began using Mercedes-Benz's new letter-first naming scheme in 1994.