2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Change Vehicle
Key Specs of the 2015 Mercedes‑Benz G‑Class
G-Class base trim shown
- Driving visibility
- Off-road capability
- Attractive dashboard
- Ungainly handling
- Clumsy ride
- Fuel economy
- Road noise
- Seating position
- Interior space
- 382-hp V-8 engine standard
- Performance-oriented G63 AMG available
- Permanent four-wheel drive
- Seats five
Mercedes-Benz builds SUVs that are more comfortable, quieter, better-handling, more spacious, more efficient, lighter, quicker and better than the 2015 G550 — but not a single one that's cooler.
There are certain vehicles that still exist simply because they're ridiculous enough that people pay huge sums of money for them. Hummers were like that, big Bentley sedans are like that, anything by Lamborghini is like that. But the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is in a class by itself. It traces its origin to 1979, when it was born as the Geländewagen European military vehicle, and has soldiered on into 2015 with what appear to be minimal modifications.
Hand-built under contract for Mercedes at a plant in Graz, Austria, the G550 (or "G-wagen," as it's often called) is the very definition of an anachronism: It's heavy, square and primitive by modern SUV standards, yet it remains undeniably cool and characteristically unchanged (compare the 2014 and 2015 models here). Despite extraordinary mechanical systems that deliver unmatched off-road prowess, you're far more likely to see one prowling around Mountain View, Calif., than on a mountain pass. So why are these expensive cinder blocks all the rage among rich socialites? I spent a week with one to find out.
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