2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · CD changer: 6 · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Harman-Kardon · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · 1 subwoofer · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.2 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Heated steering wheel · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat, power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, driver seat, 3 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, cargo net, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.38 · Center differential: mechanical · Locking differential: rear, center, front · Transfer Case: electronic
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: cornering, self-leveling, HID, Auto on, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Rear Seats Heated · Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation · Sunroof: power steel
Safety Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: rear · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Cover: hard shell · Mount Location: outside
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Front Suspension Type: multi-link · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear suspension type: trailing arms · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: rear, front · Trailer wiring
Truck Features Running boards: step
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
8__ Premium Leather Upholstery $0
Price $88,200 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.0L 292 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
15MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$88,200
Invoice$82,026

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
15MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
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 Volume25.4 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 Payload1,545 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
Many reviewers and critics consider the rugged Mercedes-Benz G500 to be a very capable offroad vehicle, yet dated in its appearance and lacking some of the conveniences available in oth... Read More
Many reviewers and critics consider the rugged Mercedes-Benz G500 to be a very capable offroad vehicle, yet dated in its appearance and lacking some of the conveniences available in other, more contemporary SUVs, such as the new GL-Class from Mercedes. For that reason, the automaker had intended to discontinue the G500 by now.
But at the demand of serious offroaders, it rolls happily into 2008 with only a few minor updates to its list of standard features. It retains its straight-up, boxy appearance, which has changed little since the G-Class was introduced in the 1970s as the Gelandewagen (or "cross-country vehicle" in German).
Still hand-built in Austria, as it has been for nearly 30 years, the 2008 G500 comes equipped with a four-wheel-drive system that includes front, rear, and center locking differentials, all activated by the driver, making it one of only a few SUVs available today with three locking differentials. A four-wheel Electronic Traction System and an Electronic Stability Program, as well as antilock brakes with brake assist, also come standard.
A hunky 5.0-liter, 292-horsepower V8 engine powers the G500. The engine links to a seven-speed automatic transmission with the Touch Shift feature, which enables the driver to upshift and downshift manually by nudging the shift lever left or right.
Standard features for the 2008 G500 include premium leather upholstery, a multicontour driver's seat, heated front and rear seats, a heated wood-and-leather steering wheel, and Burl Walnut wood trim. An AM/FM audio system with a six-disc CD changer and a DVD-based navigation system are also included with the standard equipment list.
Reviewers and drivers note that while the G500 excels offroad, its shows signs of its age around town, especially when the driver has to navigate through tight parking lots or back up. In addition, some drivers note that handling can be stiff and the ride can feel rough on the highway, and that the G500's exterior design hinders aerodynamics. Still, the G500 appeals to a number of drivers who are attracted to its retro looks and its status as a legendary vehicle in the Mercedes lineup.
Adds to G 500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · CD changer: 6 · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Harman-Kardon · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.8 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Heated steering wheel · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat, power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, driver seat, 3 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, cargo net, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.38 · Center differential: mechanical · Locking differential: rear, center, front · Transfer Case: electronic
Exterior Features Brush guard: for headlights, grille
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: cornering, self-leveling, HID, Auto on, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Rear Seats Heated · Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation · Sunroof: power steel
Safety Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: rear · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Cover: hard shell · Mount Location: outside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Front Suspension Type: multi-link · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear suspension type: trailing arms · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: rear, front
Truck Features Running boards: step
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
V56 Burl Walnut Wood Trim $0
Z__ DESIGNO Exclusive Leather Upholstery $0
Price $111,900 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 493 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
13MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$111,900
Invoice$104,067

Transmission

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

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
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 493 hp V8
Power 493 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25.4 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
Maximum Payload1,420 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,000 lbs
With its distinctive engine growl and even more distinctive exterior looks, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG won't be confused with one of today's typical SUVs. In fact, the G55 AMG occup... Read More
With its distinctive engine growl and even more distinctive exterior looks, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG won't be confused with one of today's typical SUVs. In fact, the G55 AMG occupies a class all its own, thanks to its boxy, retro design and its high-powered engine and body features, all tweaked by AMG, Mercedes' in-house sport tuner.
Certain to take drivers anywhere they want to go, on- or off-road, the 2008 G55 AMG retains the same basic design it has displayed for 30 years, ever since the introduction of the G-Class (then called the Gelandewagen) in the 1970s. But it pumps up the power with an AMG-built supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces an impressive 493 horsepower. The engine, along with the dual chrome AMG-designed twin sidepipes, produces the G55's distinctive growl.
All that power combines with a number of unique features to make the G55 AMG an off-road beast. The 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system, for instance, includes front, rear, and center locking differentials, all activated by the driver, making it one of only a few SUVs available today with three locking differentials. A four-wheel Electronic Traction System and an Electronic Stability Program, as well as antilock brakes with brake assist, also come standard.
Exterior features include aluminum running boards, a heated windshield, heated power mirrors, and front and rear tow hooks. Inside, the G55 AMG comes equipped with designo Nappa leather upholstery, a multicontour driver's seat, heated front and rear seats, a heated wood-and-leather steering wheel, and hand-polished designo interior wood trim. A Harman Kardon digital audio system with a six-disc CD changer and DVD-based GPS navigation system with lifetime roadside assistance are also included on the standard equipment list.
The G55 AMG rides on an AMG-tuned sport suspension and 18-inch AMG five-spoke wheels with high-performance tires. The big SUV can tow up to 7,000 pounds.