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2016 Mercedes-Benz G-ClassView 2017 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Overview

Mercedes-Benz focuses largely on road-going manners with its GLE-Class SUV, but the G-Class is a hard-core off-road machine that seats five people across two rows. It competes with the Land Rover Range Rover. High-performance AMG variants are also available.

New for 2016
Mercedes offers a new AMG G 65 performance model that's powered by a handcrafted turbocharged V-12 engine, and the base G 550 gets a new turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 416 horsepower. An adaptive suspension is now available for the G 550.

Significant Standard Features
  • 416-hp, turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Two-speed transfer case
  • Three locking differentials
  • 8.1 inches of ground clearance
  • LED daytime running lights and bi-xenon headlamps
  • Heated windshield
  • Comand multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo
  • Backup camera
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • Carbon fiber trim
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear entertainment system
AMG G 63 and G 65
Mercedes offers high-performance versions of the G-Class in the form of the AMG G 63 and the new-for-2016 AMG G 65. Both models feature turbocharged engines — the AMG G 63 a V-8 and the AMG G65 a V-12 — that are hand built. Other changes include a sport exhaust system, high-performance brakes and unique styling cues.

What's Special
  • 563-hp, turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine with 560 pounds-feet of torque (AMG G 63)
  • 621-hp, turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 with 738 pounds-feet of torque (AMG G 65 )
  • Unique grille design
  • Side exhaust pipes
Overview courtesy of Cars.com

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 13 MPG
  • Highway: 14 MPG