The All-New Mercedes-Benz G550 Has 443hp and 560Nm of Torque

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class continues the success story of the model series that was established in 1979. The off-road icon continues to rely on tried-and-tested ladder-frame construction, three mechanical differential locks and Low Range off-road reduction as well as a rigid rear axle and independent front suspension.

While retaining its iconic boxy design, the new G-Class receives mild electrification and a host of enhanced features, setting the stage for the upcoming EQG EV slated for release later this year.

At the heart of the base G550 lies a new turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine with mild-hybrid technology, replacing the traditional V-8 powertrain. This configuration delivers 443hp and 560Nm of torque, with an integrated starter generator contributing an additional 20hp and 200Nm. Despite the downsized engine, the G550 maintains formidable off-road capabilities, aided by standard all-wheel drive with a 40-60 torque split and three mechanical differential locks.

Mercedes introduces an Off-Road Cockpit function within the MBUX infotainment system, offering vital off-road information such as vehicle positioning, altitude, and steering angle on the 12.3-inch touchscreen. Additionally, the “Transparent Hood” feature allows drivers to visualise obstacles with the help of a 360-degree overhead camera.

The base G550 also boasts a suite of safety technologies, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and traffic sign recognition, while the Parking package enhances manoeuvrability with a 360-degree overhead camera. For those seeking even more performance, the G63 variant retains its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V-8 engine with 577hp and 850Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds.

Visually, both the G550 and G63 receive subtle updates for 2025, with the latter offering a new paint option, adaptive LED headlights, and refreshed bumper design. Optional features include the AMG Active Ride Control, enhancing on- and off-road performance with hydraulic roll stabilisation and adjustable adaptive damping.

Mercedes has not disclosed pricing details for the 2025 G-Class lineup.

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