The Mercedes-Benz G-class is a cult symbol and is among the most flexible automobiles in the world. But, it’s also one of the priciest, which is geared towards the company’s top clients. A powerful twin-turbo V-8 makes this distinctive box posthaste. Its robust all-wheel drive system makes sure that no roads are out of reach. The Merc’s spacious and practical cabin has luxurious interiors and advanced features. It can also be fitted with luxurious options, but they’ll only increase the G-car’s already expensive cost. Although it’s not as fast or tranquil as luxury models like Bentley and Rolls-Royce but the 2020 G550 comes with the added benefit of being extremely competent off-road, and unquestionably cool wherever else you go.
What’s New for 2020?
The 2020 model from Mercedes-Benz will not be making many modifications to the G-class range. There are new wheel sizes that vary between 18 and 20 inches. The company also offers the G manufaktur programthat allows for further interior and exterior customisation.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Each G-class is priced at an average price of six figures which is likely to rise due to the variety of costly options. Although that means the majority of people aren’t able to afford a brand upgrade to the G550 it creates the Mercedes more desirable. We’d recommend avoiding the most expensive enhancements and improve our version by making smart choices. They include 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tires to maximize its off-road capability. We’d also recommend the Exclusive Interior option that includes the more elegant Nappa leather upholstery and snazzier trim pieces. This Seat Comfort package offers massage seats that are ventilated and the adjustable dampers can be adjusted to provide a more comfortable ride. The alternatives we’d pick are the 12.3-inch gauges that are digital and a an heated steering wheel.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The G550 is powered by twin-turbo V-8 that produces the 416 horsepower as well as 450 pounds of torque It is swift on the streets as it is in the trails. If you want a faster G-car can choose tuning by AMG G63 (reviewed in a separate review) which produces 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft, but cost nearly $25,000 more begin. All-wheel drive is included on the G550 and the engine carries the power through a well-behaved 9-speed auto transmission. The 2019 G550 we test drove significantly better road manners to the model that was released in the past due to its independent front suspension as well as an low centre of gravity. However its slender and tall body generated a lot of windsong at high speeds, and it definitely doesn’t help the vehicle feel agile on corners. However, the G550’s steering is more precise than it has ever been and the ride is remarkably smooth even on the most slick terrains. Mercedes has also outfitted every G-class model with 3 lock differentials as well as the low-range gear. This allows it to tackle all kinds of terrain. Its large ground clearance as well as a maximum capability of towing 7000lbs, make it an ideal tool for in the event that you’re not out schlepping with friends.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The people who can afford to buy the 2020 G550 will have enough pockets to pay for its tendency to drink gasoline. The EPA estimates that all models will get 13 mpg when in city driving and 17 miles per gallon when driving. We tested one on our 200-mile fuel-economy route and found that it failed to meet government expectations–earning 15 mpg highway in the real world.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
In addition to the G-class’s off-road capabilities The interior is a place for the luxurious and has more room for cargo and passengers than the earlier generation. The standard features include heated rear and front seats, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable steering column, and three-zone auto climate control. After checking some of the options customers can relax in front seats that have ventilation and a heated steering wheel and Nappa leather upholstery, and a digital gauge display. The G manufactur interior packages include luxurious materials and features however they are priced at an enormous amount of dollars. Although there’s plenty of headroom on the rear or front seats, the interior isn’t as luxurious as some of the top-end SUVs like those from Bentley Bentayga or Rolls-Royce Cullinan. However the Benz offers plenty of storage space for cargo. The model we tested contained 16 suitcases with carry-on luggage behind the back row, and 17 bags when the seats folded (33 in all).
Infotainment and Connectivity
Each G-wagen features an impressive 12.3-inch information display that’s predominantly controlled via an rotary knob as well as a touchscreen that is mounted on the central console. Along with steering wheel controls that are useful and voice commands it is simple to use and less distracting than touch-driven alternatives. It also includes Android and Apple CarPlay Auto integration, as well as the Burmester 15-speaker audio system. For those looking to make further improvements, they can opt for the Wi-Fi hotspot as well as an entertainment system for the rear of the car.