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All-New 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class at a glance

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class continues the success story of the model series established in 1979. The off-road icon continues to utilize proven ladder-frame construction, three mechanical differential locks and LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction, as well as a solid rear axle and independent front suspension.

The redesigned off-road control center, new OFFROAD COCKPIT and “Transparent Hood” function contribute to the off-road driving experience.

Electrified engines deliver improved responsive and greater comfort. The mild hybrid powertrains with integrated starter generator (ISG) and a 48-volt on-board electrical system also impress with enhanced performance and efficiency.

With the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, 12.3-inch driver display and 12.3-inch central multimedia display with touch control, the new G-Class is more connected than ever.

A host of advanced safety and assistance systems support drivers.

The MANUFAKTUR range for extensive exterior and interior customization has been expanded once again.

Refined exterior design features new radiator grille with four horizontal louvers and redesigned front and rear bumpers.

New A-pillar cladding, a spoiler lip on the roof edge and new insulation materials contribute to improved aerodynamics and noise levels.

Off-road. Unlimited. Established in 1979

  1. New electrified engine for even better performance on- and off-road
  2. The broadest portfolio ever and extensive personalization options
  3. A 45-year success story: technologically advanced design icon

Stuttgart/Graz. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has long been regarded as an automotive icon and this latest generation reinforces its leading position among luxury off-road vehicles. The all-new G 550 impresses with improved performance from the electrified powertrain, expanded driver assistance systems, elevated comfort and enhanced technology. The model series now offers the most diverse portfolio to date and extensive customization options. Established in 1979, the G-Class has evolved from its utilitarian roots while retaining its unmistakable character. The 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 arrives at U.S. dealerships in second half of 2024.

Off-road capability

The off-road icon features a proven ladder-frame design, three mechanical differential locks, LOW RANGE off- road gear reduction, solid rear axle and independent front suspension. High ground clearance and long-travel suspension form the basis for the off-road prowess of the all-new G-Class. The specs speak for themselves:

  1. Ability to climb up to a 100 percent grade on suitable surfaces
  2. 9.5 inches of ground clearance between the axles
  3. Maximum fording depth of 27.6 inches
  4. High stability on lateral slopes of up to 35 degrees
  5. 31-degree approach angle and 30-degree departure angle (without tow hitch)

The new OFFROAD COCKPIT provides an overview of the most important data for off-road driving in both the driver and central displays, as well as key functions.

Mild hybrid powertrain

The engine in the new G 550 is now fully electrified with 48-volt mild hybrid technology for increased performance and efficiency. The first fully electric variant of the G-Class will round out the model portfolio at a later date.

The new G-Class evolves while retaining its unique character

The new Mercedes-Benz G 550 continues the design tradition of the model series’ distinctive silhouette. The exterior design features subtle changes, including a radiator grille with four horizontal louvers instead of the previous three, as well as new front and rear bumpers. The front bumper boasts a new air inlet grille design with a rounded square pattern. New A-pillar trim and a spoiler lip on the roof edge contribute to improved aerodynamics, and, in combination with new insulation materials also improve noise levels.

With the integration of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, the 2025 G 550 is more connected than ever before. KEYLESS-GO®, climate-controlled cup holders, Burmester® 3D Surround Sound System and the available MBUX High-End Rear-Seat Entertainment System are among the many new comfort features. The all-new model also introduces new and improved driver assistance technology. The MANUFAKTUR range is also further expanded to enable extensive customization of the interior and exterior.

Iconic design – unmistakable shape, modern technology

  1. Distinctive design elements continue to embody the G-Class character; subtle changes improve noise levels and aerodynamics
  2. MBUX infotainment system and central multimedia display with touch functionality
  3. New comfort features and expanded MANUFAKTUR range

An unmistakable, angular shape is the hallmark of the G-Class. The iconic design remains largely unchanged, even with this latest generation. The exterior features numerous signature details including, the distinctive door handles and unmistakable sound upon closing the doors, robust exterior protective trim, spare wheel on the rear door and prominent indicator lights. The new radiator grille design incorporates four horizontal louvers. The front and rear bumpers are also redesigned. The front bumper features a new air inlet grille design with a rounded square pattern. The rearview camera is now positioned above the license plate holder in the center of the rear bumper. A wiper fluid nozzle is fitted to the side of the reversing camera that deploys when the driver activates the rear window washer system.

The 2025 G 550 also incorporates elements that were developed for the first all-electric version of the off- road legend. Specifically, new A-pillar trim, a spoiler lip on the roof edge and new insulation materials contribute to improved aerodynamics and noise levels. Twilight Blue Metallic paint is also available for the first time. 19-inch alloy wheels are fitted standard, while other new wheel designs in 18- to 20-inch sizes are optionally available to further sharpen the look.

The exterior of the G 550 underscores the vehicle’s exclusive status with a silver chrome radiator grille, MULTIBEAM LED headlights, spare wheel ring in stainless steel and running boards. Customers can emphasize the off-road character of the G 550 with the PROFESSIONAL Package, which includes an array of rugged design elements and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. The AMG Line gives the new G-Class a more dynamic appearance with 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, flared wheel arches and a multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather. The Night Package, which includes sporty, expressive design elements in black, is also available.

Interior design

Numerous exterior design elements are also reflected in the interior. For example, the climate control vents echo the shape of the round headlights and are now also available with illumination. The grab handle in front of the front passenger seat is still present. Meanwhile, the switches for the three differential locks remain central elements of the redesigned off-road control center, which also offers the option of quick access to the OFFROAD COCKPIT. The latest-generation multifunction steering wheel in Nappa leather with capacitive touch controls is equipped standard. 64-color ambient lighting and extensive leather upholstery complete the ambience.

With the Exclusive Interior Package, customers can enhance the luxurious atmosphere of the G 550. Among other features, it includes an expanded choice of upholstery in Nappa leather. There is also ambient lighting for the air vents and the Burmester® 3D Surround Sound System with an illuminated satellite loudspeaker in the headliner. Meanwhile, the Exclusive Interior Package Plus further elevates the cabin with the Active Multicontour Seat Plus Package, upholstery in Nappa leather with diamond quilting, as well as other exclusive elements.

MBUX infotainment system – the new G-Class features more technology than ever before

The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with 12.3-inch driver and multimedia displays with touch control is introduced as standard on the new G-Class. Smartphone integration connects to the MBUX infotainment via Android Auto Wireless® or Apple CarPlay™. USB-C ports also enable connections to other mobile devices.

MBUX Augmented Reality for Navigation is also included in the extensive standard equipment. The system superimposes graphical navigation and traffic information onto live images on the central multimedia display to help drivers find their way even in complex traffic situations. At traffic lights it displays the current traffic light color to assist the driver when visibility of the signal is restricted.

MBUX also brings the intelligent voice assistance capable of dialogue and learning into the all-new G-Class. Certain actions can now be triggered without the “Hey Mercedes” keyword. Approximately 20 new voice commands were created exclusively for use in the new G-Class.

Expanded comfort features

The interior of the new G 550 is elevated with additional new comfort features including, climate-controlled cupholders, wireless charging for mobile devices and the available MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System. The optional system comprises of two fully integrated 11.6-inch touch displays, which enables rear seat passengers to watch movies, browse the internet, access trip information, and more. Users can also play their own media via various interfaces, as well as move content interactively from the rear seat displays to the central display up front.

KEYLESS-GO® is equipped standard on the all-new G-Class, which allows the doors and tailgate to be locked or unlocked simply by pressing the button on the door handle, even when the vehicle key is not in hand. The G 550 can also be started conveniently at the touch of a button – without inserting the key into the ignition when the key is placed inside with the driver.

An optional dashcam1 can film the traffic in front of the vehicle and record the time and speed. This allows drivers to document an accident, for example, or capture scenic routes and landscapes. Video playback is possible on the central multimedia display when the vehicle is stationary or on an external device.

The standard Burmester® 3D Surround Sound System offers unrivalled sound quality. It features the immersive Dolby Atmos® audio experience, which gives music more space, clarity and depth. The system transforms the G-Class into a state-of-the-art concert hall on wheels. An additional, illuminated speaker is integrated into the headliner. The amplifier features six additional channels to enable better frequency separation and sound positioning.

MANUFAKTUR – more than a million possible combinations for individualization

The MANUFAKTUR range enables extensive personalization for G-Class owners with exclusive paint colors, as well as exterior and interior elements like spare wheel ring, seat trim, decorative stitching, instrument panel and much more. When choosing exclusive color combinations, individual contrasts and materials, the possibilities are nearly endless.

Among other options, MANUFAKTUR Catalana Beige/Black two-tone leather upholstery is available for the first time. In addition, a grab handle with “MANUFAKTUR” lettering and trim is available in combination with MANUFAKTUR leather. The MANUFAKTUR Interior Package is also available for the new G-Class, which extends Nappa leather throughout the interior – from the headliner to the cladding of the A, B, C and D pillars through to the seat backrest. The headliner also includes a center panel in trim color with a diamond design.

  1. When using the dashcam and saving video material, please observe the data protection regulations. Use of the dashcam may not be permitted in certain countries.

Body and suspension – the G-Class is and remains the GELÄNDEWAGEN.

  1. Outstanding driving characteristics on- and off-road
  2. “Trail,” “Rock” and “Sand” drive programs for off-road terrain
  3. New OFFROAD COCKPIT provides an overview of the most important data and functions for off- road driving

The suspension on the new G 550 features adaptive adjustable damping as standard for even more control during on- and off-road driving. The dampers better compensate for uneven road surfaces or terrain and withstand significantly greater damping forces than passive dampers. With roll and pitch stabilization, the system continuously regulates the damper characteristics depending on the driving situation and automatically reduces body movements. Various components of the adaptive adjustable dampers are designed to withstand extreme off-road conditions such as surging water, mud and dirt.

Electromechanical rack-and-pinion steering, which requires less energy than a hydraulically assisted system, is also equipped standard. Depending on the selected DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the system provides a comfortable or sporty steering feel during road driving. Off-road, it delivers precise feedback with additional steering assistance.

13.9 x 1.2-inch brake discs are fitted on the front axle of the G 550. At the rear, 13.6 x 0.9-inch discs are utilized. An electric parking brake is fitted standard.

DYNAMIC SELECT with three additional off-road drive programs

With DYNAMIC SELECT, the driving experience of the new G-Class can be adjusted at the touch of a button. The system adjusts parameters for the engine, transmission, suspension, ESP® and steering depending on the drive program via the DYNAMIC SELECT switch on the center console. The “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Eco” and “Individual” programs are tailored for road driving.

Three additional drive programs are available for off-road driving. “Trail” offers optimized handling on gentler terrain with loose surfaces – for example on dirt or gravel roads. The “Rock” drive program is designed for driving on more challenging, uneven terrain with hard, rocky surfaces. In this program suspension and steering are calibrated to be firm. As a third off-road option, “Sand” offers improved driving dynamics through agility- enhancing interventions. The ESP® is specially tuned for sandy surfaces and provides greater driving safety during dynamic driving, for example during braking.

New OFFROAD COCKPIT

The redesigned off-road control unit takes drivers directly to the new OFFROAD COCKPIT. This provides an overview of the most relevant information for off-road driving in both the driver and central multimedia displays. This includes vehicle positioning, compass, altitude, steering angle, tire pressure and temperature, as well as the status of the differential locks. Content is displayed in various tiles, which can be changed using the direction arrows or by swiping. There are also buttons for quick access to vehicle functions relevant to
off-road driving.

“Transparent Hood”

The “Transparent Hood” function can be selected via the off-road menu in the central display. In conjunction with the 360-degree camera, it provides a virtual view of under the front of the vehicle to enable the driver to better recognize obstacles in the vehicle’s path. The function also helps the driver to properly assess crests, embankments and depressions that may no longer be visible through the windshield, if the angle is too steep.

 

Engine and transmission
  1. New 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 443 hp and 413 lb-ft
  2. Improved response, more on-road comfort and reduced fuel consumption

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G 550 is powered by a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with turbocharging via an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor, delivering 443 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. A 48-volt integrated starter generator (ISG) provides support at lower engine speeds with an additional 20 hp and 148 lb-ft.

9G-TRONIC automatic transmission

The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with torque converter is specially adapted to the needs of the G 550. The wide spread of gear ratios makes driving comfortable and quiet, especially at low engine speeds, while also optimizing efficiency. The transmission design and calibration ensure fast, smooth gear changes and also enables rapid intermediate spurts of acceleration. Three speed sensors allow for what is known as skip shifting, in which – depending on the driving situation – several gears are skipped. The shift behavior changes based on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT drive program. Drivers can also manually control gear changes using the DIRECT SELECT shift paddles on the steering wheel.

In the ECO drive program, the ECO start/stop function aids efficiency by switching off the engine when the vehicle is stationary. The coasting function also helps to reduce fuel consumption. The transmission clutch decouples as soon as the driver takes their foot off the accelerator pedal. As a result, engine speed drops to idle, and driving resistance reduced by the engine’s compression and friction forces in trailing throttle. The vehicle then “coasts” and briefly utilizes its own kinetic energy for propulsion. The transmission reengages once the driver depresses the accelerator or brake pedal.

Transfer case with off-road gear reduction

The transfer case is configured so that 40 percent of the drive torque is transferred to the front axle and 60 percent to the rear axle. Permanent all-wheel drive ensures excellent traction. The off-road gear reduction significantly increases torque at the wheels during off-road driving. It increases traction and reduces top speed to enable the new G 550 to master difficult terrain. The off-road gear reduction can be engaged with the transmission in neutral via the LOW RANGE button, at speeds up to 25 mph. The transfer case features a 1.00:1 ratio in the HIGH RANGE for road driving and 2.93:1 off-road gear reduction in LOW RANGE. It is possible to shift from LOW RANGE to HIGH RANGE at speeds up to 44 mph.

The intelligent multi-plate clutch ensures excellent maneuverability. It behaves like an automatically controlled limited slip differential and regulates the vehicle’s behavior while driving. It switches to a fixed lock with 100 percent locking effect when the switch for the center differential lock is actuated.

The locks on the front and rear differentials are designed as normal differential locks with 100 percent locking effect. These operate electromechanically and are fully networked. All locks can be engaged individually while driving in both LOW RANGE and HIGH RANGE. The vehicle automatically switches to the “Rock” off-road drive program when the locks are engaged. The switches for the three differential locks indicate which locks are activated, and the status is also shown in the multimedia display.

High level of safety – new enhanced driver assistance systems

  1. Active Steering Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist and Route-Based Speed Adaptation available on the G-Class for the first time
  2. Standard Driver Assistance Package with all available advanced assistance systems

The new Mercedes-Benz G 550 is available with the latest-generation driver assistance and safety systems2. Active Brake Assist (standard) uses sensors to identify a risk of collision with a vehicle travelling ahead, crossing or oncoming. If an imminent collision is detected, the system can alert the driver with visual and audible warnings. If the driver’s braking is insufficient, it can also assist by increasing the braking force to the appropriate level, and if there is no reaction, it can initiate autonomous emergency braking. Active Lane Keeping Assist (standard) can help the driver to stay in their lane. The PRE-SAFE® preventive occupant protection system (standard) can recognize critical driving situations at an early stage, provide warning and initiate precautionary protective measures. These include, for example, reversible belt tensioning or automatic closing of side windows or the sliding glass sunroof to help protect occupants. PARKTRONIC with Active Park Assist (standard) can actively assist the driver with backing the vehicle into a parking space and recognize suitable spaces at speeds of up to 22 mph.

The standard Parking Package with 360-degree camera provides a clear view of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings on the central display during parking and maneuvering. Images from four different cameras (front, rear and both sides of the vehicle) are combined to create a virtual 360-degree view from a bird’s eye perspective. In addition, the display also shows different viewing angles.

The Driver Assistance Package, equipped standard, bundles all available advanced assistance systems. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC helps drivers maintain a safe distance to other vehicles, among other things, by adapting to the speed of traffic ahead. Blind Spot Assist can provide visual and audible warning of other vehicles in the path of travel when changing lanes and reversing. When the vehicle is stationary, the exit warning function can alert drivers to approaching vehicles, including cyclists. Traffic Sign Assist can provide the driver with the posted speed limit.

The following advanced driver assistance systems are now available in the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class:

Active Steering Assist

Active Steering Assist supports the driver at speeds up to 100 mph with moderate steering intervention to help remain in the center of the lane of travel. In combination with the 360-degree camera, the system also features lane detection.

Active Emergency Stop Assist

Active Emergency Stop Assist brakes the vehicle to a standstill in its own lane if it detects the driver is no longer intervening in the driving situation. Belt tensioning and brake jerk provide the driver with final warnings before the brakes are applied.

Route-Based Speed Adaptation

The system helps adapt the vehicle speed to the route in combination with Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC. The vehicle automatically reduces speed when approaching bends, junctions, roundabouts, tolls or exits, and then accelerates when appropriate.

    1. The Mercedes-Benz driver assistance and safety systems are aids and do not relieve the driver of their responsibility. You should observe the instructions in the Owner’s Manual and the system limits described there.

Mercedes-Benz G 550 Technical data
Engine
Number of cylinders/arrangement   6/inline
Displacement

cc

2,999
Output

hp

443
at engine speed

rpm

6,100
Torque

lb-ft

413
at engine speed

rpm

1,950–5,500
Compression ratio

:1

10.5
Mixture formation   Gasoline direct injection
Drivetrain
Drive system   Permanent all-wheel drive
All-wheel torque distribution
front/rear (%)
  40/60
Transmission   9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios
1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th/9th  Gear

:1

5.354/3.243/2.252/1.636/1.211/1.000/0.865/0.717/0.601
Reverse

:1

4.798
Suspension
Front axle Double wishbone with independent suspension
Rear axle Solid axle
Brake system Dual-circuit hydraulic
Steering Electromechanical
Standard wheel size 7.5 J x 18 ET43
Standard tire size 265/60 R 18
Dimensions and weights
Wheelbase

in

113.8
Track width front/rear

in

64.5/64.5
Length/width/height

in

190/763/80.44
Turning circle

ft

44.6
Cargo volume

cu-ft

22.65
Max. roof load

lbs

331
Curb weight

lbs

TBA
Payload

lbs

1,576
Gross vehicle weight (GVWR)

lbs

7,055
Towing capacity (braked/unbraked)

lbs

7,716 / 1,653
Fuel tank capacity

gal

26.4
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph

s

5.3 (est.)
Top speed

mph

130 (electronically limited)
  1. Without exterior mirrors
  2. With roof rack
  3. Open luggage compartment volume behind rear seat

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