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2010 Mercedes-Benz G Class news, pictures, and information
G-Class – The Industry's Most Rugged and Iconic SUVAcclaimed as the 's most rugged and iconic sport utility vehicle, the venerable G-Class is entering its fourth decade of production. For the 2010 model year, all G-Class models come wîth chrome accents around the gear selector, door pulls and rear cargo sill; a sport-tuned exhaust system and restyled side molding and spare wheel cover.
Inside the 2010 G-Class, all models are fitted wîth a dashboard covered in premium leather; newly designed, 14-way power front seats; a heated wood-leather §teering wheel; interior ambient lighting and a 115-volt receptacle in the cargo area.
Two V8-Powered G-Class Models
The 2010 G-Class line includes the V8-powered G550 (382 horsepower, 391 lb.-ft. of torque) and the high-performance G55 AMG (500 hp, 516 lb.-ft.). The G550 can be identified by 18-inch, five-twin-spoke alloy wheels, while the G55 AMG is differentiated by larger 19-inch AMG five-spoke wheels.
The AMG-built 5.5-liter supercharged V8 features a belt-driven Lysholm (screw-type) supercharger, plus a water-cooled intake-air intercooler for 0-60 mph acceleration in just 5.4 seconds. To balance the increased performance, vented and slotted 13.8-inch front brakes provide increased stopping power for the G55 AMG.
In addition to its new 19-inch wheels, the G55 AMG is set apart from the G550 by 'V8 Kompressor' badging, exclusive chrome trim, stone guards on the turn signal lenses and illuminated AMG door sills.
All G-Class models come wîth a standard 610-watt digital harman / kardon Logic7 audio system, The system can play tracks stored on a data CD, DVD or SD memory card and can display maps and directions for the hard-drive navigation system, which are set up for SIRIÚS real-time traffic info and Zagat restaurant ratings as well.
In Command wîth the COMAND System
New last year, the latest COMAND system features a large color display screen wîth a standard in-dash, six-disc DVD / CD changer and Bluetooth, which allows a phone still in a pocket or purse to be operated through the car's audio system. It's also equipped wîth an iPod/MP3 interface, SIRIÚS-XM satellite radio, HD radio, and enhanced voice control system.
First developed for military duty and still called the Geländewagen in Europe (for 'over-land vehicle'), the G-Class is a no-compromise off-roader wîth a cliff-climbing, stump-pulling personality. Handcrafted at a special manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, the G-Class can climb grades up to 36 degrees (80% slopes), and it's even stable on lateral inclines up to 24 degrees (54% slopes), making the G-Class a top performer in its §egmènt.
Based on Mercedes-Benz' own stringent guidelines, the G-Class features a tough body-on-frame design wîth a torsionally rigid chassis that also meets all Ú.S. government crash test standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com) Evidence of its military roots, the brawny G-Class suspension makes use of super-strong rigid axles at the front and rear as well as longitudinal and transverse links wîth coil springs and gas shocks at all four corners. Standard ABS anti-lock brakes help to provide directional control during emergency braking, while Mercedes-Benz Brake Assist ensures full-power braking in emergency stops.
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive wîth Three Differential Locks
G-Class models channel their power through a full-time four-wheel-drive system, which distributes torque through front, center and rear differentials, all of which can be independently locked for off-road use while the vehicle is in motion through buttons located on the dashboard.
To reduce wheelspin in extremely low-traction situations, the center and rear differential locks can be engaged anytime that the G-Class is off-pavement. In the most slippery off-road situations – in deep mud, for example – the front differential can also be engaged for maximum traction. The G-Class also comes wîth a two-speed transfer case that features electronically controlled high and low ranges. Its fully synchronized low range can be engaged on the fly at speeds up to about 15 mph.
Four-Wheel Traction Control and ESC
|Engine : 5.5 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 382 hp
Torque: 391 ft-lbs
Engine : 5.4 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 500 hp
Torque: 516 ft-lbs
7-speed Automatic, 5-speed Automatic
Civilized Civilian Refinement
The G-Class balances its proven off-road credentials and military roots wîth a liberal dose of sumptuous on-road comfort, a well insulated interior and many technological innovations for safety and convenience from Mercedes cars. The G550 comes wîth a premium leather interior, burl walnut trim, a heated wood/leather §teering wheel, power windows, 14-way heated and ventilated multi-contour front seats wîth three memory positions, rear heated seats, cruise control, central door locks, dual-zone automatic climate control and even reading lights for the rear passengers.
Standard equipment for the G550 also includes a rear parking assistant that alerts the driver to the proximity of objects located behind the vehicle. The G55 AMG features an exclusive designo Nappa leather interior, AMG gauges and natural maple wood trim.
As for safety equipment, all G-Class vehicles come wîth two-stage front air bags for the driver and front passenger and window curtain air bags that provide greater safety for front and outboard rear passengers in a side impact or rollover.
Three-point seat belts help keep all five occupants in place, while outboard seating positions are also fitted wîth electronic belt tensioners that take slack out of the seat belts in the early stages of a collision. As deceleration forces build during an impact, the seat belts also feature belt force limiters that relax the belts slightly to help minimize possible belt-related injuries.Source - Mercedes-Benz
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