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Mercedes G Wagon

The new Mercedes G wagon brings more performance, safety features, and updated electronics. It has a strong V8 engine as well as the ability to go anywhere. This vehicle has a nice luxury appointed cabin. It’s a vehicle with good looks but suffers from bad handling, a tall roof line, limited front legroom and very poor fuel economy. This is luxury wagon with all the bells you would expect form Mercedes.

Engine

This vehicle has a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine 382 hp and 391 pound-feet of torque with and standard 20 inch wheels. The Mercedes G Wagon has a start-stop engine. This wagon has a seven speed automatic transmission. Other features as a limited-slip differential with locking front, center, and rear, differentials for off-road use.
The Mercedes G Wagon accelerates from zero to 60mph in 6.6 seconds. This vehicle has a poor fuel economy with only 12mpg in the city and 15 on the highway. With combined driving the vehicle gets 13 mpg. Some have even reported single digit numbers on this wagon is quite poor on gas.

Exterior

This vehicle has 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, a sunroof, power-folding and heated mirrors, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and keyless ignition/entry., and a blind-spot monitoring system among other features.

Interior

These vehicle has dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with driver memory functions, leather upholstery, heated front and rear outboard seats, wood interior trim, navigation system, the COMAND electronics interface with a 7-inch display, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Harman Kardon surround-sound system, sic CD changer, satellite radio, and other high-end features. This vehicle has a lot of bells and whistles which is typical for a Mercedes. Drawback to the interior is a severe lack of nay legroom so it can get uncomfortable on long trips. There’s smartphone integrations as well as web-based apps available. The cup holder sin this vehicle are small and flimsy and the cargo space isn’t what you would want.

Other Features

There’s traction and stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side curtain air bags, front side air bags, parking sensors, and other features The Mercedes G wagon also has the PreSafe braking system which detects vehicles around you and triggers an alarm with automatic breaking if a collision is going to occur. It has a rear-view camera for easier parking and a system to monitor your blind-spot. This vehicle also features good breaking for such a heavy wagon.

Verdict

This vehicle moves too fast for its size and the poor fuel economy is a sore point. Since this is a luxury vehicle this won’t matter much if you have the cash to blow on type of vehicle. This wagon does handle well and you can take it off-road without minimal bumps. It will cost you about $100,000 making the Mercedes G Wagon a serious over the top vehicle. It’s unclear why anyone would want to take a $100,000 vehicle on the trails but you can if you want to with this wagon.

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