2011 Mercedes Benz G55 AMG Review

The Mercedes Benz G55 AMG is the new master of ‘bling’ and ‘power’ looks and good offroad as well as in the city streets.

Can vehicles which are designed for significant use by “Armed forces” throughout the world, cater to more civilian duties? Designed for military use over 30 years ago, the G-class’ was beyond doubt a veteran of many battles. It was then, that Mercedes decided to send this rugged warhorse to AMG’s finishing school. As one may expect, things change from thereon; AMG are Mercedes Benz’s special tuning experts who – one can say – ‘can turn metal into gold’, and they certainly have left their glow over the 2011 Mercedes Benz G55 AMG.

2011 Mercedes Benz G55 AMG – Well bred Monster

Judging by the massive alloys, the tinted windows, and the trendy side exhausts one gets a feel that something exciting is in store. Looking at the massive disc brakes gives you a further hint to what’s coming next. Pop the hood and that’s where you’ll find the massive 5.5 liter super charged V8 which generates a stomping 507 hp, and is a close relation of the power-train that drives the Mercedes Benz SLR super car.

That is a strange kind of pairing, like the kind of stories we read about some teenage reporter getting married to a 75 year old business tycoon. If both of them are having a good time – then who is complaining? That is what they have here, a not so fast squad carrier given an energy potion resulting in a massive surge in power. It goes from 0-100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds in spite of its 2.5 ton weight.

2011 Mercedes Benz G55 AMG – The Inner Story

The cabin is decked out in leather and chrome in abundance and the comfy seats add to the svelte feel.Other interior goodies to bring this veteran to the modern era include an Aux-in socket in the glove compartment, a new ignition key. For 2010, buyers will also see light cosmetic touches like new side trim and a leather-padded dash. How posh!

This car has a stiffened suspension and can go just about anywhere one might expect it to.

What really impresses about the G55 is that it looks good everywhere, even when it takes a prowl in the urban jungle. One feels welcome anywhere, and the G55 looks completely at home. The old colonel of war is now the daddy of 4 x 4 bling and power. Talk about rising up the ranks.

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