2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 4MATIC

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Quick Look

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a look that is appreciated by most drivers, as it is very unique. It has that army-look with luxury written all over it. Even though there aren’t that many changes done to this year’s model, the G-Class is better than ever with some minor adjustments made.




Full Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is seen pretty rarely on the road, and that’s only because of one reason, because of the incredibly high price. Even though the G-class is worth every penny Mercedes-Benz is asking, it is still very expensive for most car buyers. The combination of a beautifully designed exterior and interior, amazing safety features, and great overall performance is what makes the G-Class have that prestige.

The exterior of the SUV has a very unique look to it as it resembles an army car, and that’s for a specific reason, because when this was first designed, it served for that purpose. Similar to some of the Jeep’s models, the G-Class is built and designed like an army car. The overall shape of it is like a box, and has very little curves. The grille is protected by durable bars in case of a collision. It is designed with horizontal metal bars inside of it, and accompanying the grille is the Mercedes-Benz logo placed in the centre. The headlights are off to the sides of the grille and are powered by LED lighting. There is also a strip of lighting underneath the main light, which is also powered by LED lighting. This strip of light gives the SUV an attractive look at night. The headlights are also protected by the metal bars in front of the grille. The fog lights are located under the headlights and are also powered by LED lighting. The rear view of the SUV hasn’t changed much. The cargo door is still horizontal-opening and is accompanied by the spare tire on the door.

The interior looks great, especially since it is a great complement to the exterior designing. The centre console is very well-organized as all the functions and buttons on it are placed in a clearly visible position for drivers. For the most part, the layout of the centre console is similar to most other Mercedes-Benz models. The centre console is accompanied by the infotainment system and display screen. The display screen is a visual representation of the audio, climate control, navigation system, vehicle alerts, and Bluetooth. Also, since there is another screen near the speedometer, drivers don’t even have to look at an angle to see all these features, they are all right there in front of them. The material used for the dashboard and seats are very good quality, as it looks and feels very comforting. Another convenient feature offered to drivers is an analog located near the armrest which controls majority of the features in the SUV. In terms of space, Mercedes-Benz offers more than enough leg and headroom for both drivers and passengers.

Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz offers a couple of engines. The first being a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 engine which is able to produce 536 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. This engine is powered by a 7-speed automatic transmission and runs on an all-wheel drive system. The next engine is a 6.0-litre V12 engine which is able to produce 603 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. In terms of fuel efficiency, the first engine is able to drive 100 kilometres in the city with about 19.6 litres and about 16.8 litres on the highway.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Glass is a great option to go for, if the price of it isn’t too much for some drivers. Other than the ridiculously high price, the fuel efficiency is nowhere near attractive which may want certain drivers to avoid this. However for those who have the money and aren’t too worried about higher fuel consumption costs, they will absolutely love this SUV and appreciate every single detail.

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.5 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
G 550 4MATIC$127,200 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
G 63 AMG 4MATIC$155,000 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
G 65 AMG 4MATIC$249,000 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

January 03, 2017 thru January 31, 2017
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
G 550 4MATIC$127,200$0$0
G 63 AMG 4MATIC$155,000$0$0
G 65 AMG 4MATIC$249,000$0$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
G 550 4MATIC$0$04.40%4.40%4.40%4.40%5.40%N/AN/A
G 63 AMG 4MATIC$0$04.40%4.40%4.40%4.40%5.40%N/AN/A
G 65 AMG 4MATIC$0$04.40%4.40%4.40%4.40%5.40%N/AN/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
G 550 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
G 63 AMG 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
G 65 AMG 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 4.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM416
Fuel TypePremium Unleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger5
Drive Train4X4 Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

The three G-Class models are defined by their powertrains. The new turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 base engine in the G550 offers a little more pep than the outgoing engine, launching the G550 from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds versus 6.1 seconds for the old naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8. This engine delivers smooth power with a hint of turbo lag at low rpms and a throaty burble appropriate of a V-8.


Read more at The Car Connection.

Interiors and Special Features:

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class stands out in any crowd, unless that crowd has its own air cover and a tank escort. It started life as a military vehicle from the 1970s, like the old Humvee lineup, and has hardly altered its flat sides, nearly vertical windshield, and strikingly boxy greenhouse in all that time. Today the G-Class still stands angular and perfectly taut, just like some of its Beverly Hills test pilots, only without the telltale creases and scars of repeated touch-ups.

Updates for 2016 include a new bumper with additional air intakes and wider wheel flares. The G63 AMG wears a black mesh grille and its own bumpers, with optional red brake calipers, 20-inch five-spoke wheels, and subtle AMG badging on its flanks and down its standard stainless-steel running boards. The G65 has 21-inch wheels and chrome mesh in the grille and bumpers.

Read more at The Car Connection.

Safety features:

Every G comes with radar cruise control and blind-spot monitors. A rearview camera and parking sensors are standard, and they are quite useful because visibility is constrained at the rear, where a wide frame surrounding the rear window blocks out most of the view. Visibility is great, otherwise. The G-Class is designed for hardcore off-roading, and its flat front end and sides leave almost no doubt where the corners of the vehicle are, and parking is easier than in almost any other big SUV as a result, though the wide turning radius can require an extra maneuver at times.

Read more at The Car Connection.


Audio

Antenna
Audio system with 6 CDs, AM/FM radio, digital radio, satellite radio and digital media card (reads MP3 format) and colour screen
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
MP3 player
6-disc DVD changer in dashboard
14 harman/kardon speakers subwoofer and surround sound

Body Exterior

Wheel opening mouldings
Body side moulding
Chrome/bright trim on side of body
Front tow/recovery hooks
Side platform step
Chrome/bright trim around side windows
Trailer towing preparation
Underbody protection for fuel tank and for engine

Brakes

Brake assist with preview
Hill holder
4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
ABS
Brake assist system
Electronic brake distribution

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks
Cargo area cover

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 2,075.00

Convenience

DVD
Voice activating system; includes radio, phone and naviagtion system
Coming home device
KEYLESS-GO smart key: ; includes keyless entry, keyless start and memory seat
Garage door opener
PARKTRONIC front radar parking distance sensors, PARKTRONIC rear radar & camera parking distance sensors
Entertainment display screen located in front ; includes DVD 7.0
Internal Hard Drive : 80.00 GB storage
Built-in Apps
5 passenger assist handles
Apps control
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in cargo area
Text to speech / speech to text
110V power supply
Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position and steering wheel position
Cruise control with adaptive cruise control stop & go function
HDD navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 7.0-in. colour screen
Cigar lighter in front seats
Front and rear reading lights
Cargo area light
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,072, rear headroom (mm): 1,016, front hip room (mm): 1,310, rear hip room (mm): 1,370, front leg room (mm): 1,334, rear leg room (mm): 1,064, front shoulder room (mm): 1,432 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,432
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,126 and all seats in place: 660
4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 36.0 and departure angle (degrees): 27.0
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,764, overall width (mm): 1,760, overall height (mm): 1,954, ground clearance (mm): 210, wheelbase (mm): 2,850, front track (mm): 1,475, rear track (mm): 1,475 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 13,600

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Rear door: single hinged
Black exterior door handles

Engine

Engine: 4.0L V8 with VVT
Start/Stop
Block heater
Emissions data: CO2: 8,220 kg/yr
Turbocharged

Engine Performance

Performance: maximum speed (km/h): 210 and acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs): 5.9
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 19.0 ; highway= 16.5 ; combined= 17.9 ;
Power: 416 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 450 ft lb of torque @ 2,250 rpm
Power: 416 hp @ 5,250 rpm; 450 ft lb of torque @ 2,250 rpm

Fuel

Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
Fuel tank: 96 litre capacity
Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)

Instrumentation

Compass
Main dashboard display
Tachometer
Multi-function display screen 7.0 and 2
External temperature
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ and fuel range
Low tire pressure monitor displays pressure

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: wood/leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on center floor console, wood/leather on doors, wood/leather on dashboard and leather
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Floor mats
Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on center floor console, wood/leather on doors, wood/leather on dashboard and leather

Lights

Door entry light
Daytime running lights
Front fog lights
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Headlights: Bi-Xenon with projector beam lens Bi-Xenon
LED side indicator lights and day time running lights

Locks

Anti-theft protection
Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking

Paint

Metallic paint

Roof

Remote steel sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening

Safety

LATCH
Height adjustable rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver, height adjustable rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats ; power adjustable, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Front to rear curtain airbags
Blind Spot Assist overtaking sensor
Airbags 6
Collision warning systemfeatures: seat belt activation and brake assist
Trailer stability program
2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats ; power adjustable, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats

Seats

Rear seats: split-folding heated split bench with seating for three ; also incl. tip/tumble
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : heated, ventilated, climate controlled, bucket with 8 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, memorized lumbar, memorized tilt and memorized thigh support
Seat upholstery: leather
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : heated, ventilated, climate controlled, bucket with 8 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, 2-way electric, memorized tilt and memorized thigh support
Seating: 5 passengers
Front seat centre armrest

Service

Intermediate service 15,000

Steering

Power steering
Wood & leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes power adjustment, height adjustment, telescopic adjustment and easy entry

Storage

Full floor console with covered storage
Cupholders in front row and rear seats

Suspension

Rigid front beam suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, rigid rear beam suspension with coil springs

Transmission

4MATIC full-time 4WD drive
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) stability control
4.380:1 axle ratio
Front, rear and centre differential lock
Electronic traction control
Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. paddle shifters

Ventilation

Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls
Ventilation system with cabin filter and automatic recirculation
Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone

Version

Date introduced:
5-door SUV
Version information 27 Jan 2016
Trim level:
Powertrain type : combustion
Data completeness

Visibility

Electrically foldable mirrors
Heated washer
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
High pressure headlight cleaners
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Driver door mirror: auto-dimming, heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights, passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with automatic tilting for reverse and indicator lights
Tinted glass
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Electrically heated windshield

Warranty

Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ Unlimited km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 3,200, published curb weight (kg): 2,595, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 3,175, payload allowance (kg): 605, Manufacturer’s own, 3,200 and 3,175

Wheels

Rear axle
Spare wheel: fullsize with alloy rim
Front and rear all-season tires 275/55/V
Front and rear alloy wheels: 19"x 9.5"