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by Brett Davis

Update: Mercedes-Benz G55 Review.

Mercedes-Benz has exhibited the latest rough and rugged Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG wagon at the AIMS at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

It’s a bit schizophrenic, this machine. One minute it’s ramming through the bush in a very capable manner, digging itself out of ruts, ridges and river banks. The next minute, once it’s dusted itself off, it’s trundling the esplanade like a cruiser.

The wagon not only features an industrial-strength, straight-cut body, it also features a supercharged V8 with an army-tank-like torque output of 700Nm. Power figures read like a supercar spreadsheet, with numbers like 373kW pinned to it. It’ll also do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.5 seconds, like a sports car.

Mercedes-Benz Australia will introduce the G55 AMG wagon as well as a G350 variant into Australia early in 2011. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

  • Jumbo


  • ST

    *wiping the drool off the monitor*

  • Jimmy

    ‘Unnecessary’ springs to mind.

  • Toyota Guru

    A cashed-up bogan’s ultimate ride.

    • nickdl

      …Would be that new Walkinshaw Commodore.

  • Radbloke

    Expect to pay around $300 large for this. Ouch.

  • LukasUtopia

    Does this car make sense, no, but it’s darn cool!

  • Tomas79

    Looking forward to the G350.
    Good, a proper 4wd being released here once for once!!

  • Bo

    Still no GLK? Oh, come on!

    • NotTheStig

      We won’t see that for years…

      The dealers curse that decision big time !

  • http://www.facebook.com/leong.jon Jon Leong

    the price is on the website of Mercedes-benz au already…

    G350 CDI is $160,707.19 RRP (List price + GST +LCT)
    Drive away around 168893 – 174558

    G55 AMG is $ 215.881.97 RRP
    Drive away around 226,441 -233,899


    seriously faaaaaar too expensive. even the base diesel model isn’t worth anywhere near as much as the list or drive away price.

    Unless im wrong and this thing can climb every mountain known to man, drive in volcanos and survive nuclear attacks

  • Guest

    It looks amazing, awesome car. Price tag was ~270k on road. Its totally worth it though.