Wednesday, August 12, 2009

2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 Review

At first glance, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 is box-type SUV that will never gain any glances on the road. The G550 has a plain box look even though it has a sleek front. You can even say it's a little bit boring and will offer nothing for its potential customers. Still the manufacturer is listing the G500 at $100,000 a piece so it should worth something.

G550 uses two factors that will make it appealing to potential customers: its name and the insides. Mercedes-Benz is one of the leaders in military-type vehicles and the G550 is a testimony of what they can do. It's a relatively simple military-type machine but powerful enough to convince anyone with the right finances to purchase the vehicle.

How powerful? The G550 spots a 5.5-liter engine with V8 power. This power is needed since the G550 weights more than 5,500 lbs and more with passengers. But even with the weight, the G550 can reach 60mph in only six seconds. The G550 comes with seven speed configuration to give you that extra gear if you really want to outrun anyone. The only downside is that its suspension is not really for the off-road. But the G550 is not specifically built as an off-road vehicle.

The interior of the vehicle is in a word: enjoyable. You can complain all day that the G550 doesn't come with options but it comes with everything you need. The adjustable seats and electronic controls on almost anything from the driver's seat is very impressive and the 5.1 sound channel can get you that crisp sound that you need while on the road.


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