The AMG from Mercedes-AMG is now even more attractive, following to its latest makeover. This off-road classic has also been given a fresh look boasting an upgraded performance of 373 kW/507 hp incorporating a reworked radiator grille and new 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. For enhanced passenger comfort, inside the exclusive interior features the latest generation of telematics equipment and optional climatised seats in combination with designed leather upholstery. Some of the latest technology has made this classic from the AMG stable fit for the future. The performance of the supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine has been nudged up from 368 kW/500 hp to 373 kW/507 hp, with maximum torque remaining at 700 Nm, a credit to the integration of a new engine control unit. Also unchanged is the vehicle’s effortless performance, with the G 55 AMG accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and peaking at a top speed of 210 km/h.
In the area of safety and comfort the upgrade G 55 AMG also features improvements. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), for example, now boasts a new and more powerful control unit, incorporating a transverse acceleration control to allow more precise recognition of dynamic driving situations and thus provide even better vehicle stability. The new G 55 AMG comes with a hill-start assist. Whenever the off-roader comes to a halt on an ascending gradient a sensor recognized it. Without the vehicle rolling backward, the system instantly memorizes the braking pressure applied and maintains this for a short instant, giving drivers sufficient time to move from the brake to the accelerator pedal. The advantage of this technology is that in most cases it eliminates the need to use the parking brake.