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Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2008 Base Specs, Trims & Colors

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Showing the 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Base G 500 4dr All-wheel Drive
$37,514-$49,782 Current Listing Price
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Seats 5
Door Count 4
Engine 292-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Torque 336 lbs.-ft. @ 2,800 rpm
Towing Capacity 7,000 lbs.
Payload Capacity 1,764 lbs.
Combined MPG
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 48 mo/50,000 mi


Exterior (10)
Arctic White
Barolo Red Metallic
Capri Blue Metallic
Desert Silver Metallic
Flint Gray
Iridium Silver Metallic
Interior (2)


Front and rear ventilated disc brakes S
Brake assistance S
Remote activated perimeter/approach lights S
Dual front impact airbags S
Remote keyless entry S
Side-impact bars S
Electronic stability S
Adjustable front head restraints S
Four-wheel ABS brakes S
Outside rear mounted spare tire S
Occupant sensing airbags S
Traction control S
Tailgate/rear door lock S
Driver and passenger front-impact airbags S
4 ABS channels S
Tailgate/rear door lock included with power door locks S
Power adjustable front head restraints with tilt S
First aid kit S
Power door locks S
Locking fuel flap included with power door locks S
Height adjustable front and rear seatbelts S
Daytime running lights S
4 wheel ventilated disc brakes S
Full size spare tire S
Curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbag S
Rear child safety locks S
4 wheel disc brakes S
Panic alarm S
Brake assist S
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor S
ABS and driveline traction control S
Childseat sensing airbags S
Perimeter/approach lights S
Security system S
3 point rear center seatbelt S
Full-size spare tire S
Four-wheel disc brakes S
Immobilizer S
Childseat-sensing airbag BabySmart
Curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags S
3 manual adjustable rear head restraints S
Tracker system S
2-way head restraints driver and passenger
Front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners S
Engine 292-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Engine liters 5.0
Engine orientation longitudinal
Ignition type spark
Horsepower 292-hp @ 5,500 rpm
Aluminum cylinder block S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Engine oil cooler S
Fuel tank capacity 25.4 gal.
Torque 336 lbs.-ft. @ 2,800 rpm
Aluminum cylinder head S
Cylinder configuration V-8
Fuel economy city 12 mpg
Fuel economy highway 15 mpg
Variable intake manifold S
# of valves 24
Sequential MPI S
Electronic transfer case S
Sequential sport shift TouchShift
Low emission vehicle S
Single stainless steel exhaust S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
7 speed automatic transmission S
Full-time all-wheel drive S
Engine 5.0L V-8 SOHC 292hp
Transmission lock-up torque converter S
Battery amp hours (95Ah)
Engine oil cooler S
180-amp. alternator S
Mode select transmission S
Permanently locked hubs S
Fuel tank capacity 25.4gal.
Manual-shift auto TouchShift
Sequential multi-point fuel injection S
Transmission electronic control S
Axle ratio 3.70
Overdrive S
Low emission vehicle II S
Limited slip differential S
All-wheel drive S
Transmission gear ratio (5th) 1.00
Transmission gear ratio (6th) .82
Transmission gear ratio (4th) 1.37
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 2.86
Transmission gear ratio (7th) .73
Transmission electronic control S
Overdrive S
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.92
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 3.42
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 4.38
Rear coil springs S
18" wheels S
Front anti-roll bar S
Rigid axle rear trailing link suspension S
Front coil springs S
Gas-pressurized front shocks S
P265/60VR18.0 BSW performance AS tires S
Front wheel size 18"
Gas-pressurized rear shocks S
Electro-mechanical limited slip differential S
Aluminum spare wheel S
Front tires 265/60R18
Alloy wheels S
Rear wheel size 18"
Hydraulic power-assist re-circulating ball steering S
Rear tires 265/60R18
Non-independent front leading link suspension w/anti-roll bar S
Power steering S
Black door handles S
Heated folding side-view door mirrors with turn signal indicator S
Rear step bumper S
Fender flares S
Grille chrome
Turn signal indicator mirrors S
Conventional rear cargo door S
Running boards S
Auto dimming power remote left side-view door mirror S
Body-colored fender flares S
Body-colored front and rear bumpers S
Metallic paint S
Power remote right side-view door mirror with tilt down S
Rear cargo conventional
1 front and rear tow hooks S
Fully galvanized steel body material S
Power door mirrors S
Heated door mirrors S
4 doors S
Skid plates S
Chrome grille S
Bodyside moldings S
Power fuel remote release S
Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release S
Power windows S
Remote keyless entry S
Power rear windows S
1-touch down S
Sunroof/convertible roof FOB controls S
Illuminated passenger vanity mirror S
Memory seats S
Navigation system S
Full floor console with covered box S
Retained accessory power S
Auto-locking doors S
Day-night rearview mirror S
Seatback storage pockets 2
3 12V DC power outlets S
Front cupholders S
Steering wheel memory S
Console ducts S
Automatic temperature control S
Trunk/hatch/door FOB controls S
Passenger manual folding mirror S
Remote window controls S
Mini overhead console S
Ashtray S
Driver manual folding mirror S
Garage door transmitter Homelink
Emergency communication system Tele Aid
Memory settings 3
Head restraints memory S
Opaque sunroof S
Front lighter element(s) location S
Heated steering wheel S
Overhead console S
Residual heat recirculation REST
1st row express open sliding and tilting steel sunroof S
Power windows with front and rear 1-touch down S
Rear cupholders S
Cell phone pre-wiring S
Air conditioning S
Front dual zone A/C S
Window FOB controls S
Illuminated driver vanity mirror S
Illuminated driver and passenger-side visor mirrors S
Driver and passenger door bins S
Remote sunroof/convertible roof controls S
Tilt steering wheel S
Integrated key/remote SmartKey
Heated steering wheel with power tilting, power telescoping, auto tilt-away S
Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry S
Auto-dimming rearview mirror S
Automatic dual-zone front air conditioning S
Valet function S
Illuminated locking glove box S
Air filter S
Illuminated glove box S
12V DC power outlet 3
Illuminated entry S
Full floor console S
Driver's footrest S
Auto tilt-away steering wheel S
Power rearmost windows S
Front and rear cupholders S
Cruise control S
Door mirror memory S
3 driver and passenger memory seat settings (includes door mirrors, steering wheel, head restraints,) S
Power tilting and sliding sunroof S
Telescoping steering wheel S
Front center armrest with storage S
8-way passenger seat adjustment S
Max. seating capacity of 5 S
Carpet front and rear floor mats S
Front center armrest w/storage
12-way driver seat adjustment S
Leather/genuine wood shift knob S
Driver and passenger heated-seatbacks S
Cargo cover S
8-way power passenger seat S
Carpet cargo space S
Heated front seats S
Max seating capacity 5
Height adjustable driver seat S
Leather front and rear seat upholstery S
Chrome interior accents S
Front premium bucket seats S
Cargo space floor carpet
Driver cushion tilt S
Vinyl trunk lid/rear cargo door S
Power driver and passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Height adjustable passenger seat S
Power height-adjustable driver and passenger seats S
Full cloth headliner S
Driver thigh support S
Floor mats S
Driver seatback side bolster support power
Leather upholstery S
Genuine wood instrument panel insert, door panel insert, console insert S
Rear seat tumble forward S
Driver and passenger heated-cushions S
Power driver and passenger cushion tilt S
Rear 60-40 split-bench seat S
Cargo tie-downs S
Leather door panel trim S
Power reclining driver and passenger seats S
Front seats bucket
12-way power driver seat S
Genuine wood door panel insert S
Genuine wood console insert S
Power 4-way driver lumbar support S
Passenger cushion tilt S
Leather steering wheel S
Driver lumbar support S
Roll-up cargo cover S
Genuine wood instrument panel insert S
Power driver side bolster support S
Leather/genuine wood steering wheel S
Cargo light S
Carpet floor covering S
Split fold rear bench seat S
Heated rear seat S
Power driver thigh support S
Heated rear seats S
Audio theft deterrent S
DVD-Audio S
Premium amplifier S
Radio grade SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player S
Steering-wheel mounted audio controls S
Steering wheel mounted audio controls S
1 1st row LCD monitor S
Remote 6-disc CD changer S
Premium audio system S
Window grid antenna S
AM/FM radio S
Primary monitor touchscreen S
Trunk/cargo area 6-disc remote CD S
Digital signal processor Logic 7
CD player S
10 premium speakers S
1st row LCD monitors 1
Diversity antenna S
Weather band radio S
10 harman/kardon speakers S
Programmable headlights S
Door-ajar warning S
High intensity discharge headlights S
Low-washer-fluid warning S
Rear window defroster S
Tachometer S
Tire pressure sensors S
Battery warning S
Lights-on warning S
Trunk-ajar warning S
Reverse sensing system rear with camera
Water temp. gauge S
Rear fog lights S
Deep-tinted windows S
Front reading lights S
Dome light with fade S
Variable instrument panel lighting S
Brake pad wear S
Cornering lights S
Bulb-failure warning S
Variable intermittent rain detecting wipers wipers with heating jets and reservoir S
Rear window wiper S
Fixed interval rear window wiper S
Headlight washer S
Rear reading lights S
Low-oil-level warning S
Delay-off headlights S
Key-in-ignition warning S
Tire specific low-tire-pressure warning S
Redundant digital speedometer S
Analog display S
Variably intermittent wipers S
Heated front windshield wiper jets S
Electrically heated glass front windshield S
Trip odometer S
Low-fuel warning S
Water-temp. warning S
Compass S
Rain sensing wipers S
4 door curb/courtesy lights S
In-dash clock S
Auto-leveling headlights S
Front and rear reading lights S
Low-coolant warning S
Rear with camera parking sensors S
Oil level gauge S
Brake-fluid warning S
Delay-off projector beam Bi-Xenon high intensity low/high beam headlamps S
Outside-temperature display S
Deep tinted windows S
Outside temperature display S
Front fog lights S
Heated front windshield S
Trip computer S
Exterior height 77.8"
Towing capacity 7,000 lbs.
Compression ratio 10.70 to 1
Turning radius 21.7'
Interior cargo volume seats folded 79.5 cu.ft.
Engine torque 336 lbs.-ft. @ 2,800 rpm
Front hiproom 51.5"
Departure angle 27 degrees
Front axle capacity 3,109 lbs.
Rear axle capacity 4,057 lbs.
Interior cargo volume 45.2 cu.ft.
Front legroom 52.5"
Engine horsepower 292-hp @ 5,500 rpm
Valvetrain SOHC
Drag coefficient .54
Engine type V-8
Rear shoulder room 56.3"
Max wading depth 483mm (19.0")
Wheelbase 112.2"
Curb weight 5,511 lbs.
Valves 24
Engine displacement 303 cu.in.
Fuel economy city 12 mpg
Passenger volume 88.5 cu.ft.
Max. climbing degree 80 degrees
Front shoulder room 53.7"
Rear headroom 40.0"
Payload 1,764 lbs.
Front headroom 42.2"
Rear tread 59.6"
Maximum interior cargo volume 79.5 cu.ft.
Ground clearance (min.) 8.3"
Max. wading depth 19.0"
Fuel tank capacity 25.4 gal.
Max. tilt angle 54 degrees
Approach angle 36 degrees
Front tread 59.6"
Engine bore x stroke 3.8" x 3.3"
Rear legroom 41.9"
Rear hiproom 53.9"
Max climbing degree 80 deg
Exterior body width 71.3"
GVWR 7,055 lbs.
Exterior length 185.6"
Fuel economy highway 15 mpg
Ground clearance (min) 211mm (8.3")
Basic warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Powertrain warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Roadside assistance warranty (months/miles) unlimited/ unlimited

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