2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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The G-Class is Mercedes-Benz's ultra-luxe SUV, in production since 1979. The G stands for Gelndewagen (overland car). The G-Class is a 5-seater that's designed for serious off-road use, and it features a boxy, military-looking design. In fact, a version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is used by the U.S. Marine Corps. The 2011 model is a carryover from the previous year.

Two trim levels are available for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-class. The standard G550 features 18-inch wheels, sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a full menu of power accessories including 10-way front seats, bi-xenon headlights, leather upholstery, heated seats (ventilated in front), COMAND electronics interface, hard-drive-based navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a premium Harman Kardon surround-sound system, as well as remote keyless entry. The G55 AMG trim features 19-inch wheels, distinctive paint, trim, and instrument cluster, and an upgraded headliner, as well as a supercharged engine. Maximum cargo capacity is 79.5 cubic feet. Properly equipped, the G-Class can tow up to 7000 pounds, according to the manufacturer.

The standard power plant in the 2011 Mercedes-Benz G550 is a 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8 engine that produces 391 lb.-ft. of torque. It works with a 7-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive (4WD) with lockable differentials in the front, center, and rear. The power plant for the G55 AMG is a supercharged, 500-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 516 lb.-ft. of torque. It's coupeed with a 5-speed automatic transmission and the same 4WD system. Both engines, according to the EPA, deliver 11 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control, Mercedes' mbrace telematics system, front-impact and overhead air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, intrusion-detecting technology, and an ignition-disabling device. Heavy-duty armor plating is optional.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is $105,750.

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  • Name G550 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 105750.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 11/15
  • Name G55 AMG (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 124450.00 Engine 5.5L/332 City/Hwy MPG 11/13
  • Premium leather seat trim
  • 10-way pwr heated & ventilated multi-contour front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar 3-position seat memory, adjustable head restraints, neumatic side bolsters, thigh support
  • Heated 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats w/(3) adjustable head restraints
  • Center console w/attachable & adjacent cup holders
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Stainless-steel door sill trim
  • Premium leather heated multifunction steering wheel
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, easy-entry & exit feature
  • Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & coolant temp
  • 4.5" instrument cluster display
  • Multi-function displays in speedometer face -inc: trip computer, engine oil level check, digital speedometer, message indicator, driver-programmable settings, navigation system route guidance, exterior temp gauge, audio status, engine coolant temp, phone menu
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express down
  • SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking, infrared remote, windows open/close, sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • Integrated 3-button HomeLink compatible garage door control
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system -inc: w/tow-away protection, engine immobilizer
  • Rear parking assist
  • Rear view cameras
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • Locator lighting w/path illumination
  • Leather & wood-trimmed shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot
  • Designo leather seat trim
  • Leather & wood-trimmed heated multifunction steering wheel
  • Anthracite alcantara roof liner
  • Silver accented AMG instrument cluster
  • Designo natural maple wood trim
  • AMG leather & wood-trimmed shift knob
  • 18" x 7.5" twin 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P265/60R18 mud & snow tires
  • Matching full-size spare tire & wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/1-touch open & close
  • Stainless-steel running boards
  • Chrome-finish grille guard w/brush guard
  • Bi-xenon light-sensing headlamps w/heated high pressure washers
  • Corner-illuminating halogen foglamps
  • Single red rear foglamp
  • Pwr heated windshield
  • Privacy glass -inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate
  • Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver side, mirror memory
  • Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
  • 19" x 9.5" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P275/55R19 mud & snow tires
  • P265/60R18 mud & snow spare tire w/alloy wheel
  • Chrome-finish front bumper underbar
  • Chrome-finish front turn signal cages & tail lamp cages
  • 5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission w/driver-adaptive shifting
  • 2-speed transfer case
  • (3) locking differentials
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • Front/rear tow hooks
  • Rigid front/rear axles -inc: longitudinal & transverse links, coil springs, gas shocks
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Recirculating ball steering w/power assist, hydraulic damper
  • Pwr front vented & rear solid 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust w/(2) chrome tips per side
  • 5.5L SOHC 24-valve AMG supercharged V8 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/driver-adaptive shifting
  • AMG pwr slotted & vented 4-wheel disc brakes
  • AMG sidepipe exhaust w/(2) stainless-steel tips per side
    • 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
    • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • Rollover sensor
    • Programmable daytime running lamps
    • Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: dual-stage driver airbag, passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front side air bags
    • Front/rear window curtain side airbags
    • mbrace in-vehicle services
    • 3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter
    • 3-point rear seat belts w/outboard Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD)
    • Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) at rear outboard seating positions
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Advanced tire pressure monitoring system
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40-GB hard-drive-based navigation system, AM/FM stereo, integrated 6-disc CD/DVD changer, iPod/MP3 media interface, SIRIUS satellite radio w/traffic, HD Radio, Harman Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system w/Dolby Digital 5.1, enhanced voice control, Bluetooth interface, 6.5" HD color display, Zagat survey restaurant guide, auxiliary audio input

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