five-passenger G-Class SUV is an icon that’s handcrafted in
Austria . It offers extreme off-road
capability with high-end luxury appointments and a storied reputation. It comes
in two forms, G500 and high-performance G55 AMG. The G500’s 5.0 liter V-8
produces 292 horsepower and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and
automatic four-wheel-drive system with electronic locking differentials and low
range gearing. The G55 AMG has a 469-hp supercharged engine, in addition to
exterior and interior trim upgrades. Anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, a navigation
system, and multi-contour power leather seats are standard on the G500. A
Bluetooth wireless interface and special-order paint and trim are optional.
There are few changes for 2007 to the G-Class, which remains basically the same
as the ’06 model.