INTRO: Since its introduction in 1979, the 5-passenger Mercedes-Benz G-Class Luxury SUV has retained its basic shape and outwardly utilitarian presence while consistently adding to its uncompromising list of standard features.
FEATURES: In fact the 2010 G-Class offers so many standard features that Mercedes saw no need for an options list. The few upgrades they did make for 2010 are exclusive to the up-rated G55 AMG, where they added extra horse power, flared wheel wells, 19-inch alloy wheels, a stainless-steel spare wheel cover, a backlit AMG instrument cluster and Nappa leather upholstery.
PERFORMANCE: Base power for the 4 wheel drive G-Class is a 5.5-liter V8 sending 382 horsepower through a 7-speed automatic transmission while the G55 AMG model gets a supercharged 500-horsepower version mated to a 5-speed automatic.
FUEL ECONOMY: Fuel economy for the G-Class is as follows:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is $104,000. A G55 AMG starts at $122,700. The G-Class is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile power train warranty.
SUMMARY: The 2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Luxury SUV with its rugged body-on-frame design and a legion standard features, continues a three decade long tradition of durability, reliability and classic off-road styling.