The Pros and Cons: 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550

Mercedes-Benz G550

The 2019 G550 is not what you’d call inexpensive (pricing starts at US$124,500), but comes with a huge number of goodies, including 19-inch wheels, tri-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and a Burmeister stereo. Mercedes’ new Pre-Safe pre-collision impact safety system, active lane-keeping and centering, and front collision Mercedes-Benz G550mitigation are also standard. Pre-Safe configures the cabin for passenger safety on impact by tightening seat belts, straightening seatbacks, closing windows, and creating an interior sound that causes a reflex in the ear to dampen potential noise damage on impact.

Mercedes-Benz G550

The 2019 Mercedes Benz G-Class has been handcrafted for an unmistakable look and the pinnacle of quality and design. Exterior body panels have been stretched and contoured for a seamless and refined look; LED exterior lighting has been re-worked for an even more commanding, sharper appearance. For the G550 a new front and rear bumper are accented with silver or optional chrome details for a more distinct look; while the AMG 63 features a redesigned front grille, solid black side strips, AMG logo stamps, prominently flared wheel arches and standard chrome trim. There is also an optional redesigned brush guard for the G63 AMG, which provides a touch of added sophistication and superior front bumper protection. On the pavement, wheels available include 19-inch, 20-inch, 21-inch, or even 22-inch options in several different styles, while over 20 different paint options leave you with unbelievable customization and personalized perfection.

The fifth generation of the mid-range luxury line of sedans coupes and convertibles debuted a couple of years ago, and while the rest of the range is already undergoing either a full-time redesign or a part-time makeover, the facelifted E Class most likely won’t arrive prior to MY 2020. Not that the mid-size executive car is outdated, but it might be a smart move to skip on the 2019 model and go for a refreshed unit instead. That way you’d be given the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the next generation of Mercedes-Benz features like their new infotainment system and interior design.

Mercedes-Benz G550

Since it arrived in the US back in 2002, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has maintained its reputation for being a luxurious 4×4 often seen tackling speed-bumps in upscale shopping centers or en route to the valet stand. The 2019 G-Class retains its boxy, upright styling—so much so that casual observers probably won’t realize that it shares very little with its predecessor. Its lines are cleaner but hardly streamlined. Its windshield is proudly upright today as it was in 1979 when the first Gs hit the road. Inside, the G-Wagen gets with the times with a dashboard that blends S-Class styling cues and technology squared-off surfaces that give this SUV a distinctive look unlike anything else in the German automaker’s portfolio.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class starts at more than $125,000 but gets standard leather upholstery, white 5205 led headlight bulb, power-adjustable front seats with memory, a Burmester-branded audio system, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and keyless ignition. A 12.3-inch touchscreen for infotainment is standard, while a secondary display of the same size is on the options list to take the place of a conventional gauge cluster. Individual options are limited but include adaptive dampers, massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Mercedes-Benz G550

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