2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.38 · Locking differential: rear, center, front
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Heated · Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $74,320 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.0L 292 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
13MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$74,320
Invoice$68,448

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
13MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.0L 292 hp V8
Power 292 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 336 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom52.5 in
Back Legroom41.9 in
Wheelbase112.2 in
Length185.6 in
Width71.3 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume45.2 cu ft
Standard Payload1,411 lbs
Maximum Payload1,411 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
If you live on a mountaintop, or perhaps in a quiet suburb, and are seeking the ultimate rugged military-like SUV, you have only a couple of options. There's the Hummer, of course, and ... Read More
If you live on a mountaintop, or perhaps in a quiet suburb, and are seeking the ultimate rugged military-like SUV, you have only a couple of options. There's the Hummer, of course, and then there's the G-wagen from Mercedes-Benz, otherwise known as the G500.
For 2003, the second year it was available in North America, the G500 came with a 5.0-liter, 292-hp, single-overhead-cam V8 that was linked to a 5-speed automatic transmission. For off-roading, it had full-time four-wheel drive with three locking differentials that could be operated at the push of a button, so it was capable of tackling just about any type of terrain, including that mountaintop.
As far as luxury amenities were concerned, the G500 did not skimp. The long list of standard features included leather heated front and rear seats, wood interior trim, power windows and door locks, power sunroof, stability control, anti-theft alarm system, navigation system, keyless entry, traction control, allow wheels, and much more.
Adds to G 500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.38 · Locking differential: rear, center, front
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Heated · Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $90,620 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 349 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$90,620
Invoice$83,607

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
14MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 349 hp V8
Power 349 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 387 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom52.5 in
Back Legroom41.9 in
Wheelbase112.2 in
Length185.6 in
Width73.4 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume45.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
It's like mixing peanut butter and chocolate . . . two great tastes, or in this case, two great concepts, mixed together to create something new and unique. First, start with the sto... Read More
It's like mixing peanut butter and chocolate . . . two great tastes, or in this case, two great concepts, mixed together to create something new and unique.
First, start with the storied Gelaendewagen, also known as the G-wagen, the G500, or the G-Class in this country. The G-wagen is Mercedes' rugged yet luxurious military-style SUV, first introduced in Europe in 1979, but available in North American only since 2002.
Next, add in AMG, Mercedes' own in-house tuner, which can take just about any Mercedes vehicle and make it better by pumping up the power and style. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the tall, boxy, souped-up look of the G55 forces a judgement - either you love it or hate it. It's impossible to be indifferent, the look is so out there.
The result is the 2003 G55 AMG, which could be described as the Gelaendewagen on steriods. The engine has been increased from a standard 5.0-liter engine to a 5.4-liter V8, and horsepower was increased from 292 to 349. Style tweaks included dual side-exit exhaust pipes, performance tires, and larger 18-inch wheels (up from 16 inch wheels in the standard G500). And as expected, the G55 has just about every luxury amenity you can imagine, including 10-way power-adjustable heated leather seats, walnut interior trim, velour floor carpeting, a leather-wrapped parking brake lever, Harman Kardon sound system, and a whole lot more.