The G-Class classifies as a four-wheel-drive sport utility vehicle (SUV) from the German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes started producing this SUV in 1979.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes developed for military, municipal, and civilian use. The 2013 G-Class offers two different trims, the G550 and the G63 AMG. The price point is high, making this vehicle's value questionable.
New For 2013
After a one-year hiatus, the AMG G-wagon makes a triumphant return for 2013. The performance gurus in Affalterbach, Germany, have dropped their new twin-turbo V-8 into the engine bay, where it makes 544 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. Both the G63 and the G550 receive a restyled interior with a new seven-inch infotainment screen and mild exterior tweaks. The G550 V-8 gets a power increase of six hp.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is designed for flexible use. The flat glass windows of the G-Class can be replaced easily. Polished chrome and stainless steel materials decorate the G-Class and ensure high-end quality. A chrome front grille guard frame, three-bar grille frames, and headlamps highlight the front fascia portion of the vehicle. Stainless steel running boards welcome passengers to the car. Also, the rear-mounted full-size spare tire gets protected by a polished stainless steel cover.
The AMG G63 offers a large, functional, and visible exterior. The AMG front bumper allows air to the engine, intercoolers, and other cooling systems for the engine and transmission oil. The matte chrome strip highlights the daytime running lamps and increases the attractive presence of the vehicle. The rear bumper of AMG G63 looks attractive enough. For the rear doors, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes equipped with deep tinted glass to make the environment private for the rear passengers and to help with comfort in warm weather.
Bi-xenon headlamps and daytime running lamps increase the front view for nighttime drives, and they increase the visibility of the vehicle to others in the daytime. The headlamps include an auto on/off feature. The LED technology consumes less energy than general bulb lamps, and it also adds a distinctive high-tech styling touch. All new LED tail lamps draw better attention from others while emergency braking. As the LED consumes less energy than normal bulbs, it can respond faster than normal bulbs. The SmartKey of the G-Class can control the vehicle from a remote distance. It can lock and unlock the doors and the tailgate, and it can turn the panic alarm on or off.
The G550 features twin five-spoke ,18-inch, silver alloy wheels, and the G63 has twin 20-inch, five-spoke, silver alloy wheels with optional black wheels.
Interior & Cargo
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class features a lot of artistic input for its luxurious cabin. The standard seating capacity totals five passengers. The interior is entirely crafted by hand. The 14-way power heated front seats allow for a huge amount of customization. A combination of advanced technology and old world quality shows the real aristocracy of the G-Class. Premium leather seat covers with new dashboards and door inserts make the G-Class more attractive. Polished wood and chrome accents present the vehicle with a fresh, modern look.
Hand-polished wooden accent and premium leather put a classic touch of luxury on the steering wheel of the G-Class. Multifunctional keys under the right thumbs provide easy access for many of the features such as color display in the gauge cluster and the Bluetooth® hands-free system.
The G-Class also offers dual-zone climate control, efficient interior ambient lights, multi-contour 10-way power front seats with memory to recall the last three actions, and split-folding rear seats. All of the seats have heating and ventilation capabilities. The 2013 G-Class offers up to 79.5 cubic feet of cargo space by folding the rear seats.
Mercedes-Benz believes in safety as its first policy. The automatic Pre-Safe® sensors can detect collisions and adjust the front seat belts, rear seat belts, front-passenger seat, windows, doors, and moonroof. Before a collision, the Attention Assist feature alerts the driver and helps him face any kind of emergency.
The Parktronic ultrasonic sensor detects nearby objects during low-speed driving. When the speed goes above 20 mph, the system uses radar technology to sense if any vehicle enters into the blind spot. The Blind Spot Assist automatically alerts the driver using a red icon in the appropriate side mirror. It also provides audible warning according to the activities of the vehicle.
Traditional safety features such as SRS airbag and anti-lock brakes combine with the newest technologies. The airbags respond very fast, and the braking feature is highly developed.
A tire pressure monitoring system also provides one of the safety features for G-Class. Besides these, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, and curtain airbags protect all passengers. Other safety features include child seat anchors, a remote anti-theft alarm, emergency braking assist, and front and rear disc brakes. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class also includes daytime running lights, an engine immobilizer, front fog lights, auto delay-off headlamps, and stability control.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G550 comes equipped with a 5.5-liter, V-8 engine that produces 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard, which includes shift paddles and advanced braking technology to help in rough driving conditions. Fuel economy for the G550 totals 12/15 mpg city/highway.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 draws power from an advanced, handcrafted, AMG, bi-turbo, 5.5-liter, V-8 engine that produces 536 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. This also pairs with a seven-speed automatic, and it includes AMG speedshift and AMG e-select gearshift technology. The G63 AMG receives an estimated fuel economy of 12/14 mpg city/highway.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Porsche Cayenne
- Lincoln Navigator
- Lexus GX460
- Audi Q7