The Mercedees Benz G Wagon celebrated it’s 30 anniversiry this year, and Hamann is celebrating by giving the Austrian military’s favorite fast attack vehicle a birthday present in the form of a complete makeover, both inside and out of this G55 AMG as well as under the hood. Owners can choose from either a mild 35 HP upgrade, or go all out with the HM 600 performance kit that beefs up the 5.4 Liter engine with a blower to produce 600 HP and 576 lb-ft of torque, and like we said before, can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 162 MPH. Pretty impressive for an all-terrain machine.
From the outside, Hamann has upgraded the Typhoon with an oversized grill, carbon fiber for the mirrors, door handles and fender vents. There is a new front spoiler that lowers the front end of the vehicle giving it a more sporty appearance, just like the rear wing. The most impressive features of the Typhoon are the rims, measuring in at 24 inches in diameter, not only are they huge, but the black offsets the cream exterior perfectly.
The interior has been recovered in plush red fabric on the door panels, headliner, armrests and seat inserts. The interior is further dressed up with a few carbon fiber trim pieces as well as a couple more red accents. Aside from the wild materials, for the most part, the Typhoon’s interior is exactly like it left the factory, the perfect compliment for any tuner. So if you feel like celebrating along with the boys at Hamann, give them a ring and see what they can do with your G wagon.
Elaborate tuning – committed to tradition The HAMANN refining programme for the Mercedes-Benz AMG G55 Supercharged.
On the occasion of the 30th birthday of the Mercedes-Benz G model, HAMANN-Motorsport honours the legendary all-terrain vehicle with an extensive refining programme. With its exquisite tuning options for the current top model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG G55 Supercharged, HAMANN-Motorsport once more confirms that it is the first address for sporty accessories.
Already since 1986, the Laupheim-based company develops and manufactures products for individualising exclusive automobiles. The HAMANN technicians thereby profit from hundreds of successful participations in motor sports. The know-how which was gained there is the basis for development of HAMANN products and guarantees the highest level of product quality and production. The result: Stainless steel exhaust systems with a sporty and earthy sound, powerful performance enhancements, lifting-force reducing aerodynamics components and striking light alloy rims from 20 to 24 inches. The accessory assortment includes perfectly lined interior equipments in combination with colour-coordinated floor mats and non-slip aluminium pedals.
Already during the designing phase, HAMANN perfectly adjusts the individual components of the aerodynamic kit to the striking car body shape of the automobile. This results in an exciting styling with an optimised air flow over the car silhouette. Two integrated LED daytime running lights are integrated in the front spoiler and render a sporty and dynamic look and increase the passive safety at the same time. At the same time the lifting forces of the 5-door car are reduced in connection with the roof spoiler. Powerful fender extensions broaden the G-model by 40 millimetres at the front axle and 60 millimetres at the back axle.
The newly designed rear skirt with the integrated diffuser perfects the attractive overall appearance of the car body. If desired, air inlets for the bonnet and a 13-part exterior set made of carbon fibre (radiator grill, headlight protective grid, mirror cases, door handles, air inlets in the side wings, bonnet air blind) set further visual highlights
In addition to the exciting look of the aerodynamics look, the HAMANN engine department developed two powerful performance enhancements for the 5.4 litre motor. The customer can select an engine operating map with 35 hp / 25 kW additional output while the maximum torque increases to 100 Newton metres. The maximum power enhancement results after adding the performance kit HM 600 with breathtaking 600 hp / 441 kW (serial value: 507 hp / 373 kW) and an impressive torque of 782 Nm at 3,000 – 5,200 r.p.m. The extensive engine modification includes an amended motor electronic with annulations, a belt pulley kit, metal catalysts, 6-pipe sport end silencers, gear oil cooling system and an optimised gear control.
The modifications lead to an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in only 5.1 seconds and the 4-wheel car achieves a maximum speed of 261 km/h (serial value: 210 km/h).
One of the technical highlights and maximum dimension in the available rim programme is the three-part HAMANN aluminium wheel called DESIGN EDITION RACE “ANODIZED“ 24“. Characteristic for the modern style of the ultra-light forged wheel is the black rim star and the titanium bolting. The ultra gloss polished rim flange emphasised the noble appearance. HAMANN offers the 24-inch wheel in the dimension 10,5J with tyres measuring 315/35 R 24.
In addition to the existing serially offered interior equipment, HAMANN presents accessories made of fine aluminium. The pedals and foot rests render motor sports atmosphere and perfectly go with the 24-part interior set made of carbon fibre. Door sill ledges made of brushed stainless steel with blue lights are adorned with the HAMANN logo as well as the embroidered HAMANN floor mat set perfect the overall look of the noble interior. The ergonomically re-designed airbag steering wheel in 4-spoke design is both sporty and lies very well in the hand. If desired, everything up to the entire leather equipment can be manufactured in artisan precision.
For more information about the extensive HAMANN refining programme, please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com.