ridiculous new G55
User review on Mercedes-Benz G-Class written by Vishal on 11 February 2014
Vishal's review on Mercedes-Benz G-Class 55 AMG
Year of Manufacture : 2009 | Driven no. of Kms. : NA
- Pros: looks
If you ever Drew cartoon cars as a toddler, there need to be one thing acquainted concerning Mercedes' ridiculous new G55. huge wheels, comedy panel gaps and ruler-straight bodywork square measure all a part of a style that is terribly two-dimensional. it'd also are roughed out on print A Sketch, instead of rigorously created in a very multi-million pound style studio like its 4x4 rivals. Four immense aspect exit exhausts and a liberal sprinkling of chrome trim complete the package, that is flat-top off with a few of AMG badges. steam-powered by a supercharged five.5-litre V8 engine, the 469bhp machine's performance is as cockeyed because it sounds. Frankly, powering a G-Wagen with a supercharged V8 engine is like employing a Derby-winning race horse to tow a Victorian milkfloat. It's massively pricy and utterly inappropriate, given the G-Wagen's significant chassis. The car's straight-line acceleration is unimaginable, and below full throttle, there square measure few cars capable of matching its pace. The 0-62mph sprint is sent in a very Porsche 911-beating five.6 seconds, associate degreed prime speed is an electronically restricted 130mph. Quite what it'd desire at 130mph is anyone's guess, as even on a comparatively straight road at cruising pace, the steering desires constant inputs. Refinement is appalling, too - there is lots of road noise from the tyres, whereas wind roar from the just about flat screen is noticeable from solely 50mph. And if you catch a hollow, the stiff suspension sends the crash unsteady through the cockpit. The smoothness of progress is additionally undermined by the five-speed motor vehicle case, that slurs slowly through its changes, and kicks down roughly as presently because the throttle is ironed. Curiously although, despite all this, a spell behind the wheel of the G-Wagen is nice fun. Few cars have such character, or road presence. The roar of the exhausts brings virtually any main street to an entire stop, whereas the acceleration is superb. however it's solely pleasurable in tiny doses - as a semipermanent prospect, this G-Wagen is simply too extreme.