2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class  -  $89,075


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $89,075
Base Invoice: $82,901
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr 5.0L
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 12 | Hwy: 15
Body Style: G500 SUV
Transmission: 7-speed driver-adaptive automatic transmission w/Touch Shift, optimum gear programming
Engine: 5.0L SOHC 24-valve V8 engine

Model News

For 2008, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class undergoes minor changes. Both the G500 and the G55 AMG receive a redesigned instrument cluster and steering wheel. A rearview camera is now standard, as is hands-free communication potential. Base prices have only slightly increased over 2007.


Model Highlights

Known as a Gelandewagen (or cross-country vehicle) at home, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class was originally built as a military vehicle. Offered for many years to European customers, Mercedes-Benz finally brought the vehicle to North America in 2002, and named it the G-Class. Appropriate to its military heritage, the G-Class continues to be built with heavy-duty truck-style suspension and axles for 2008. The solid front and rear axles and three locking differentials will appeal to fans of hard-core off-roading, which is where the G-Class shines brightest.

The utilitarian appearance of the G-Class further illustrates its military heritage. The vehicle's boxy appearance, the front grille and sharp edges seem to suggest that it was machined from a solid block of steel. The spare tire is even housed on the rear tailgate and encased in a stainless-steel shell. The G-Class weighs in at a hefty 5,500 pounds.

The base G500 has a 5.0L V8 that produces 292 horsepower and 336 ft-lbs of torque, which is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The standard bi-xenon headlights, also new, have dedicated high-pressure washers. Mercedes-Benz also includes heated power mirrors and rain-sensing wipers for adverse weather conditions.

Inside, the power front seats have three-position memory and include pneumatic side bolsters. They are, of course, trimmed in leather. Mercedes-Benz COMAND system includes a 6.5-inch LCD screen and allows control of the stereo, navigation system, climate control system, and vehicle systems all with one control knob. For 2008, a rearview camera is added to the list of standard gizmos, as is a hands-free communications setup.

The included SmartKey system allows the user to keep his or her keys in their pocket. The car "senses" the driver approach, activates locator lighting, and unlocks the doors. Once the driver is seated, the vehicle starts with the push of a button.

Rear parking assist and dual-zone climate control are also standard on all G-Class models.

The G55 AMG model features a 5.5L supercharged V8 engine that produces 493 horsepower and 516 ft-lbs of torque. It's connected to a five-speed adaptive automatic transmission with touch-shifting.

The tires are monstrous 285/55VR18 treads with 18-inch AMG-specific aluminum wheels. The upgraded brakes are slotted and vented discs. Four exhaust tips extend out the back. A silver-painted grille and chrome turn signal cages complete the exterior appearance upgrade. Inside, Nappa leather upholstery and hand-polished maple wood trim enhance the aura of luxury.


Value Writeup

The 2008 G-Class is Mercedes-Benz' largest SUV, with 124 cubic feet of interior passenger space and 45 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The standard 5.0L V8 and available 5.5L V8 powertrains endow the G-Class with an impressive 7,000-pound towing capacity, and also make the G-Wagen the most powerful SUV in the Mercedes-Benz stable. The G-Class upholds the Mercedes-Benz reputation of unmatched luxury, but it is also sturdy and capable enough to be a rugged off-road machine. Its military heritage and high build quality means it has a pedigree few of its luxury-oriented peers can compete with.


Pros

Copious off-road aptitude; military-burly, yet luxurious; spacious interior.


Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
15 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
12 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
381.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.0L/303

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
336 @ 2800 - 4000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
124 ft³

Front Head Room
42.2 in

Front Leg Room
52.5 in

Second Head Room
40.0 in

Second Leg Room
41.9 in

Wheelbase
112.2 in

Length, Overall
185.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in

Height, Overall
77.8 in

Track Width, Front
59.6 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
79.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
45.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5510 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
700 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Rigid Axle

Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P265/60R18

Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18

Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Recir Ball

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
43.5 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
25.4 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V366000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2010

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
3552

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2010 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A GRILL COVER FOR FRONT TURN SIGNAL PROTECTION THAT, WHILE PERMISSIBLE, MAY IMPACT OVER TIME THE SIGNAL'S ABILITY TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 108.

Consequence
THE SIGNAL LIGHT'S VISIBILITY TO OTHER MOTORISTS MAY BE REDUCED OVER TIME, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL IMPROVED TURN LIGHT UNITS OPTIMIZED FOR USAGE WITH GRILLS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V368000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2010

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1938

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2009 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE HEADLAMPS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROTECTIVE GRILL THAT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE UNDER FMVSS NO. 108.

Consequence
THE VEHICLES FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE HEADLAMP GRILLS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

**ALL STANDARDS ARE 2008 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**

5.0L SOHC 24-valve V8 engine

7-speed driver-adaptive automatic transmission w/Touch Shift, optimum gear programming

2-speed transfer case

(3) locking differentials

Permanent 4-wheel drive

4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Front/rear tow hooks

Rigid front/rear axles w/longitudinal & transverse links, coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

P265/60R18 high performance tires

18" x 7.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P265/60R18 high performance spare tire w/18" x 7.5" 5-spoke aluminum spare wheel, rear-mounted carrier

Recirculating ball steering w/power assist, hydraulic damper

Pwr 4-wheel internally vented front & solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)

Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof

Aluminum running boards

Bi-xenon light-sensing headlamps w/heated high pressure washers

Corner-illuminating halogen foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto-on override

Privacy glass-inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate

Pwr heated mirrors-inc: auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated turn signals, memory, entrance lamps

Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system

Intermittent rear wiper w/washer

10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr driver lumbar, 3-position seat memory

Driver side multi-contour seat-inc: pneumatic side bolsters, thigh support

Heated front & outboard rear seats

60/40-split-folding rear seats w/(3) adjustable head restraints

Premium leather upholstery

Burl Walnut wood trim

Front center console w/attachable cup holder

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Leather & wood-trimmed heated steering wheel w/multi-function display controls

Steering wheel audio controls

4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory, driver-programmable easy-entry & exit feature

Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, & fuel gauge

Multi-function displays in speedometer face-inc: trip computer, engine oil level check, digital speedometer, message indicator, driver-programmable settings, navigation system route guidance, exterior temp gauge, audio status, engine coolant temp, phone menu

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders, brake-pad monitoring

Advanced tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/1-touch express down

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock all

Integrated 3-button HomeLink compatible garage door control

Cruise control

DVD navigation system

Anti-theft alarm system

Rear parking assist

Rear view camera

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time & driving speed & exterior temp

COMAND cockpit management & data system-inc: AM/FM/Weatherband radio, scan & dual sensitivity seek tuning, cargo area mounted 6-disc CD changer, Sirius satellite radio, navigation, hands-free communication controls, harman/kardon digital surround sound system, pre-wiring for mobile phone

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Night security illumination

Locator lighting w/path illumination

Leather & wood-trimmed shift knob

Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot

City 12/hwy 15 (5.0L engine/7-speed auto trans)

4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger airbags-inc: dual-stage driver airbag, front passenger occupancy sensor, BabySmart

Front/rear window curtain side airbags

3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter

3-point outboard rear seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), middle 3-point seat belt

Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) at rear outboard seating positions

Child safety rear door locks

4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS+)

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto-on override

 
PREMIUM LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

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