Back in May, we caught our first glimpse at the redesigned Mercedes G series SUV. At the time, we were unclear if that new version of the G series would make it to the US. Mercedes has now confirmed the 2016 G series will be coming to the US and the entry version is the G550. That boxy vehicle will carry a starting price of $120,825 including a $925 destination charge.
Power for the base model will come from a new twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine producing 416hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. That means the smaller mill has more power than the old 5.5L V8 in the outgoing model. The G series will have body and ladder frame construction, permanent AWD, differential locks, and new suspension. That suspension will have driver selectable comfort and sport modes.
The G63 AMG version will start at $140,825 and features a 5.5L twin turbo V8 making 563hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. The top of the line G65 will get a twin-turbo V12 making 621hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The G65 will start at $220,825, yep exactly $100,000 more than the base model.
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