The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV’s Performance Features
When Menifee and Murrieta drivers go looking for a new crossover, performance is a top priority. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV performance features and specs give it an advantage over its competitors, and it’s available now at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula. The best way to understand the G-Class is to get behind the wheel! Until then, take a look at our rundown of its specs and features for an idea of what you can expect.
The Definition of Performance
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV’s performance features make it a favorite among our team at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, and it takes just one look at its performance capabilities to understand why:
- 4.0L Biturbo V8: Standard for the G 550, this engine delivers 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, and works in tandem with full-time 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (complete with low-range transfer case). Despite being a powerful SUV, this Mercedes-Benz has a 0-60 mph time of under 6.0 seconds.
- 7G-TRONIC® Automatic Transmission: Efficient, responsive, and smooth, the 7G-TRONIC® 7-speed transmission shifts gears almost imperceptibly, and includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual-style control.
- “Hot Inside V” Turbocharger Configuration: This design reduces the path between each turbocharger and its bank of cylinders, minimizing pressure loss and turbo lag. Close-mounted catalysts and liquid-cooled intercoolers help the engine reach peak efficiency in just seconds.
- NANOSLIDE® Cylinder Wall Technology: The diecast aluminum block engine features cylinder walls coated in a twin-wire arc spray for an ultra-hard layer that delivers a mirror-like finish and an incredibly low coefficient of friction.
- Three Lockable Differentials: When it’s time to put performance the test, the G 550 is ready, maximizing off-road potential with standard electronically locking rear, center, and front differentials.
- Towing Capabilities: Whether you’re hauling out the camper, or taking the boat out to the lake, the G 550 gets the job done with a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
Test Drive a Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV!
To learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV’s performance, interior features, or driver assists, Menifee and Murrieta drivers can contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula. We’re open seven days a week to best serve you; visit us at 40910 Temecula Center Drive in Temecula, CA to get behind the wheel today!