Impressive off-road aptitude; military-burly, yet luxurious; spacious interior.
For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class undergoes minor changes. The G500 is replaced by a more powerful G550. The G55 AMG is also more powerful, now producing an impressive 500 horsepower. Both models get a refreshed look with a new 3-fin grille and light-alloy wheel design. Also, new for 2009, the Mercedes-Benz COMAND system integrates more high-tech features like: hard drive based navigation with search and send technology, MP3 and wireless Bluetooth capability as well as an in-dash SD memory card reader and HD radio.
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 2009. The solid front and rear axles, three locking differentials and rugged on/off road tires 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, with a front grille and sharp edges 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 G550 has a new stronger 5.5L V8 that produces 382 horsepower and 391 ft-lbs of torque and is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The standard bi-xenon headlights have dedicated high-pressure washers. Mercedes-Benz also includes heated power mirrors and rain-sensing wipers for adverse weather conditions.
Inside, the 10-way power adjustable front seats have three-position memory and include multi-contoured pneumatically adjustable lumbar supports, side bolsters, and thigh supports for a truly custom fit. As the symbol of Mercedes-Benz luxury the interior is fitted with hand-fitted top quality leather and beautiful burl walnut wood accents. Although the G-Class was designed for military use, no part of comfort and convenience has been overlooked. Features such as heated wood and leather steering wheel, a programmable easy-exit system that moves the driver's seat back and raises the steering console and dual climate control with heated and ventilated front and rear seats are standard luxury appointments. A rearview camera and a harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1 are also available. 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.
The G55 AMG model features a 5.5L supercharged V8 engine that produces 500 horsepower and 516 ft-lbs of torque. It's connected to a 5-speed adaptive automatic transmission with touch-shifting and a remarkable 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds.
Performance tires are mounted on 19-inch AMG-specific aluminum wheels with internally ventilated ABS disc brakes. 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 while customized instrument cluster and logo stamped sill panels make it unmistakably AMG.
The 2009 G-Class is Mercedes-Benz' largest SUV, with 124 cubic feet of interior passenger space and 45 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The standard 5.5L V8 and available AMG-built supercharged 5.5L V8 engines 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.
Vehicle Price: 101,125.00
*Estimated payments are for informational purposes only and don't account for acquisition fees, destination charges, tax, title, and other fees and incentives or represent a financing offer or guarantee of credit from the seller.
Equipment that may affect values (standard equipment is pre-selected):
© 2018 by Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved. The specific information required to determine the value for this particular vehicle was supplied by the person generating this report. Vehicle valuations are opinions and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Actual valuations will vary based upon market conditions, specifications, vehicle condition or other particular circumstances pertinent to this particular vehicle or the transaction or the parties to the transaction. This report is intended for the individual use of the person generating this report only and shall not be sold or transmitted to another party. Kelley Blue Book assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.
Get up-to-date information on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Read in depth about this model's features, specs, performance, and much more. Let Bestride.com be your guide to finding your next car.