2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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What's New for 2013:
  • Restyled exterior with LED running lights
  • Updated interior with 7-inch in-dash display screen
  • More powerful standard 5.5-liter V-8 engine
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics system
  • Standard Distronic Plus active cruise control system
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring system
  • Standard front and rear park-assist sensors

Exterior Features
The Mercedes-Benz G550 is a 5-passenger luxury SUV designed for serious off-road travel. Also known as the \"G-Wagen,\" the G550 includes a chrome grille guard, stainless steel running boards, exterior-mounted spare tire with a polished stainless steel cover, and dual side-pipe exhaust outlets. The SUV is also equipped with bi-xenon headlights with washers, cornering lights, LED running lights, LED turn signal lights in the exterior mirror caps, LED taillights, and front and rear park-assist sensors. Dark-tinted glass is also standard, along with rain-sensing wipers, heated exterior mirrors with a power-fold feature, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
Mercedes-Benz says the G550's interior is constructed entirely by hand. Standard equipment includes premium leather for the seats, dashboard, and door panels, wood/leather steering wheel, and polished Burl Walnut wood cabin trim accented with chrome detailing. The multi-contour front seats offer 14-way power adjustment, heating and active ventilation, and memory settings, and the rear seats are heated for added comfort.

The G550 is also equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, an electrically heated windshield, ambient cabin lighting, universal garage door opener, navigation system, Mbrace 2 telematics, and Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming capability. The premium surround-sound audio system includes HD Radio, satellite radio, DVD/CD player, hard-drive music server, auxiliary audio input jack, USB port, SD memory card reader, and an MP3 media interface.

The G550 offers 79.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded and tumbled forward.

Optional Features
The 2013 Mercedes G-Class includes everything as standard equipment. The only options include Designo wood trim selections and a handful of dealer-installed accessories.

Under the Hood
A 5.5-liter V-8 engine is standard in the G550, which generates 382 horsepower and 391 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-8 drives all 4 wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a permanent all-wheel-drive system with a 2-speed transfer case and center, rear, and front sequential locking differentials. A standard 4-wheel electronic traction control system helps ensure that the G550 continues forward movement even if 3 wheels have lost contact with the road.

The G550 is equipped with solid front and rear axles, tows up to 7,500 pounds, and boasts 8 inches of ground clearance.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G550 are 12/15/13 mpg (city/highway/combined).

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G550 is equipped with 4 standard air bags including dual frontal-impact air bags and side curtain air bags for the outboard seating positions. The 4-wheel-disc braking system includes brake assist, predictive brake priming, brake drying, hill-start assist, and hold assist, and the anti-lock function works only when all three differentials are unlocked. Traction control, stability control, trailer stability assist, rain-sensing wipers, and front and rear park-assist sensors are also included on the G-Class, as well as Distronic Plus active cruise control with PreSafe Brake technology, blind-spot monitoring system, reversing camera, and individual tire-pressure monitoring.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Mercedes G-Class as this overview is written.


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  • designo leather seat trim
  • 10-way pwr heated & ventilated multi-contour front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, driver seat memory, adjustable luxury head restraints, pneumatic 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 velour floor mats
  • Illuminated stainless-steel door sill trim
  • Leather & wood-trimmed heated multifunction steering wheel
  • Anthracite Alcantara roof liner
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic 4-spoke steering wheel -inc: shift paddles, memory, EASY-ENTRY
  • Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & coolant temp
  • Leather dashboard
  • Silver accented AMG instrument cluster
  • 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 up/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
  • Garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system -inc: w/tow-away protection, engine immobilizer
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • designo natural maple wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • Locator lighting w/path illumination
  • AMG leather & wood-trimmed shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot
  • Removable cargo cover
  • Premium leather seat trim
  • Premium leather & wood heated multifunction steering wheel
  • 4.5" instrument cluster display
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Leather & wood-trimmed shift knob
  • 20" aluminum wheels
  • P275/50R20 all-season tires
  • P265/60R18 mud & snow spare tire w/alloy wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/1-touch open & close
  • AMG front/rear bumpers
  • Chrome-finish front bumper underbar
  • 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
  • LED tail lamps
  • Chrome-finish front turn signal cages & tail lamp cages
  • Pwr heated windshield
  • Privacy glass
  • Pwr folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver side, mirror memory, turn indicator lights
  • Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
  • 18" aluminum wheels
  • P265/60R18 all-season tires
  • Matching full-size spare tire & wheel -inc: stainless steel wheel cover
  • 5.5L supercharged V8 engine -inc: ECO stop/start function
  • 7-speed G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission
  • 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
  • Electromechanical steering
  • AMG pwr slotted & vented 4-wheel disc brakes -inc: red painted AMG brake calipers
  • AMG sidepipe exhaust w/(2) stainless-steel tips per side
  • 5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed G-TRONIC automatic transmission
  • Dual-circuit pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust w/(2) chrome tips per side
    • 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist system (BAS)
    • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
    • Adaptive brake -inc: hold function, hill start assist
    • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS)
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) w/trailer stability assist
    • Rollover sensor
    • LED 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 -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification, (6) months Hughes Telematics service
    • Rear parking assist
    • Rear view camera
    • Blind spot assist
    • DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control
    • Parktronic
    • 3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter
    • 3-point rear seat belts w/outboard Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD)
    • ISOFIX child seat attachment points at rear outboard seating positions
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Front seat NECK PRO active head restraints
    • 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, SiriusXM satellite radio w/traffic, HD Radio, harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, enhanced voice control, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, 7" color display, Zagat survey restaurant guide, auxiliary audio input

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