Edition 55 Mercedes G-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has launched a new G-Class ‘Edition 55’ model to mark the 55th anniversary of AMG.

The off-roader is being made available to order on international markets and through the Irish dealer network until October 2022.

Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Ireland, said that the G 63 Edition 55 “will be celebrated the world over and carry the AMG brand’s performance and sports car story to new heights.

“Though not as prominent on Irish roads as its more fashionable and luxurious stablemates, G-Class enjoys something akin to cult status amongst a worldwide fan base hooked on its design, rugged good looks, and muscular off-road capability.”

Allen added that the G-Class is aimed at “go anywhere, go everywhere” owners with a regular need to reach out-of-the-way locations, in all weather and in all conditions.

In the latest ‘Edition 55’ model, power comes from a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine with 430 kW (585hp) and 850 Nm maximum torque. WLTP combined fuel consumption is a hefty 16L/100 km, and CO2 emissions are 363g/km.

Tech features include a 40:60 ratio all-wheel drive with three differential locks, nine-speed automatic transmission, and double-wishbone independent front suspension with adaptive adjustable damping that accounts for on and off surfaced roads.

Available in obsidian black metallic, and other colors, the 22-inch cross-spoke forged wheels have a matt grey finish. The interior has contrasting black and red colors, and novel trim elements extend to a chrome fuel filler cap and door sills.

Allen said that no price is yet available for the model locally, adding that price is likely to be calculable at the time of order, varying from one customer to another in accordance with the level of extras, optional items, and final specifications.