Brabus is getting into the spirit of celebration, they are celebrating 30 years of the G Wagon with a modified version that bests what Mercedes and even AMG have to offer. The Brabus G V12 S bi-turbo showcases the latest in the German tuner’s automotive arsenal. The aftermarket manufacturer has a long tradition of modifying Mercedes Benz models with high-performance 12 cylinder engines and this variation of the G Wagon is no different.
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The Mercedes G-Class has been a good little solider. Even though its only been officially imported by Mercedes since 2002, internationally it has carried on in civilian clothes for 30 years of mud, snow and even popes. So to mark this anniversary, Mercedes is rolling out the red carpe with two special editions: EDITION30 and EDITION30.PUR.
The EDITION30.PUR is based on the G 280 CDIfrom the G 461 series. It comes with optional "Off-road package 1" or "Off-road package 2" and is equipped for any eventuality with all-terrain tires in size 265/75 R 16 on aluminium wheels, flexible wheel arch flaring, protective grilles for the headlamps and lights, a walk-on bonnet for easier access to the optional roofrack, a towing lug at the front and a two-section rear door.
The special EDITION30 model is based on the G 463 series. It is distinguished by a designo platinum black paint finish, specially designed light-alloy wheels and EDITION30 lettering on the wings. The interior of this G 500 impresses with designo leather in the colour "chablis" and designo trim in anthracite poplar wood.
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Dubbed Mercedes G50 Fine Edition, the new customized vehicle by Kicherer is based on the Mercedes G-Class and represents the latest creation from the German tuner specialized in Mercedes and Audi. The new vehicle comes with an improved engine boosted from 296 to 370 hp and 390 ft lbs of torque. Also available is a new body kit consisting in a new stainless steel front grille and a new stainless steel exhaust system.
The tuner added also a new set of 18 inch alloy wheels while at the interior the finest leather is available for the steering wheel, arm chair and the hand brake as well as for the sport buckets. Price of the tuning package starts from 23,205 euros or $34,356 while the price of the car is approximately 92,344 euros or $136,724 (although Mercedes does not officially import it to the U.S.)
Mercedes today unveiled the 2009 G55 AMG. The vehicle will be available from September 2008 at a price of 121,618 euro.
The G55 AMG is powered by a supercharged AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine that delivers 507 hp, with maximum torque remaining at 700 Nm. Likewise unchanged is the vehicle’s effortless performance, with the G 55 AMG accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and peaking at a top speed of 130 mph (electronically limited).
The new G 55 AMG boasts discreet but effective design modifications,including a new radiator grille with three distinctive horizontal bars that are painted the same colour as the rest of the body and - exclusive to the AMG top-of-the-range model - also feature chrome inserts. Moving around the vehicle, the highlight of the side view are the new polished 19-inch five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted titanium grey. They are 9.5 inches wide and equipped with 275/55 R 19 tyres that impressively bulk out the wheel arches.
Still a standard feature of the AMG body-styling package are the bumpers painted in body colour and the characteristic AMG wide fenders. Other features include a brushed-aluminium trim set boasting a distinctive AMG logo and the twin oval chrome tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system, emerging from beneath the stainless-steel running boards on either side of the vehicle - an unmistakable sign of the power of the supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine.
Mercedes today unveiled the 2009 G-Class. The new model will go on sale in September 2008 with prices for Europe starting at 68,425 euro for the G 320 CDI and going up to 92,344 G500 Cabriolet.
The newest generation of the G-Class can be identified by its restyled, three-fin radiator grille, with the G 500 sporting new-look 18‑inch light-alloy wheels as an additional distinguishing feature.
The 2009 G-Class continues to comprise three different body variants (short-wheelbase Station Wagon, long-wheelbase Station Wagon and Cabriolet), which are either powered by the fuel-efficient V6 CDI engine generating 224 hp and 540 MN or a new, mighty 5.5-litre V8 petrol unit with an output of 388 hp and 530 NM of torque.
Powered by this engine, the new G-Class will make the 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.
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All of you know the Mercedes G-Class ! Brabus knows it too, very well, but it never stops unveiling upgraded versions of the off-road vehicle. The latest version is powered by the 5.5 liter V8 engine capable of delivering 550 hp and 780 Nm of torque. With this amount of power the car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h. As you can see the car is a black superlative: black windows, black colour, black wheels and a black interior with black leather. No words about the price yet!
The G-Class was launched almost three decades ago and since then was a very successful model. For the 2009 model year, the G-Class will receive a new update, and here are the first details.
The SUV was changed, very subtle, to bring the SUV’s styling more in line with its younger siblings. Most notably, a new grille featuring three louvres has been added, replacing the former model’s seven or so louvres.
Another significant change to the 2009 G-Class is in terms of power for the G500. Thanks to Mercedes’ M 273 M55 KE V8, output is boosted to 285 kW (388 PS), while torque is increased to 530 Nm. Power for the G55 AMG increases as well, with total output now weighing in at 373 kW (507 PS).
And finally, the last major changes for the 2009 G-Class are in terms of equipment. New Telematics systems, new wheels and various electronics options are all available to ensure a superb level of luxury and comfort.
ART Tuning released the performance kit “A55K” for the G 55 K. After optimizing the supercharger ratio and the engine management system, the engine’s output goes up from 476 bhp to an impressive 580 bhp. The torque increases from 700 to 790 Nm.
At the same time, A.R.T. also overrides the Vmax limit. As regards the gasoline engines, A.R.T. also takes account of the G 55 (performance boost by means of a supercharger to 440 bhp and 597 Nm) and G 500 (also with a supercharger: 402 bhp; 683 Nm). In terms of the diesels, thanks to A.R.T. DieselPower, the power classes 293 bhp (G 400 CDI, 624 Nm), 261 bhp (G 320 CDI, 600 Nm) and 192 bhp (G 270 CDI, 468 Nm) are possible.
The G-Model owes its new look to a large extent to the A.R.T. “monoART1” wheel rim in a 10x22 inch design, which is usually fitted as part of complete sets of wheels. This 10-spoke wheel rim is available in a stylish TITANIUM finish. A.R.T. also, however, offers its customers a range of different finishes. The wheel rim is fitted with size 285/35-22 tires.
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In future, Pope Benedict XVI will present himself to the 40,000 or so pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square in a shining white, open-top Mercedes-Benz G-Class during his public audiences on Wednesdays. The new "Popemobile" was created over a two-year development period in close consultation with the Vatican, and has now been personally handed over to the Holy Father.