Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor SUV

Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor SUV
Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor

The best –and, perhaps, the only– Mercedes’ off-roader, the famous Mercedes-Benz G-Class 55 AMG SUV now features even more oomph. Now the only thing that Mercedes marketing department needs is to convince us that a heavy off-roader with high center of gravity, body-on-frame architecture and aerodynamics of a brick really needs the overwhelming number of horses under its angled hood.

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Equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 engine, which is capable to produce a maximum of 500 horsepower and generous 700 Nm of maximum torque, the new 2007 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor accelerates from zero to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds, which is 0.1 sec better than the previous model.

Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Kompressor SUV (engine)

The maximum speed is the same electronically limited 210 km/h.

The engine’s power has been constantly shared among all four wheels whit a low-range gearbox, assisted with the 4ETS electronic traction system, ESP and differential locks.

Mercedes-Benz states that the G 55 AMG Kompressor will come to future customers with a set of 18-inch AMG allow wheels painted in titanium grey with 285/55 R 18 wide-base tires.

The list of standard equipment now includes bi-xenon headlights, oval fog-lamps with that must-have cornering light function and ISOFIX child seat attachments in the second seat row. The G 55 AMG Kompressor is painted with scratch resistant paint finishes, based on nanotechnology.

The G 55 AMG Kompressor SUV may be ordered now for €113,332 (incl. 16% VAT) with the first vehicles delivered in September 2006.

Photos: Mercedes-Benz/AMG

See also: 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV