Petrol engines – controlling the power

Model Cylinder
arrangement
and number
Engine capacity
(cc)
Rated output
(kW at rpm)[1]
Top
speed
(km/h)
Fuel consumption
combined
(l/100 km)[2]
CO2 emissions,
combined
(g/km)[2]
G 500 V8 5461 285/6000 210 14.9 348
G 55 AMG V8 5439 373/6100 210[3] 15.9 372

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8-cylinder petrol engines

With electronic petrol injection and four valves per cylinder, it ensures effortless power delivery at all times. And with an output of 285 kW, it can tackle the roughest terrain with the same poise and elegance it displays when breezing along in the fast lane – an attribute that is clearly shared by the second petrol powerplant in the G-Class range: the AMG V8 supercharged engine.
The available models are the G 500 and G 55 AMG:

  • Sophisticated technology. The continuously adjustable intake and outlet camshafts help boost the performance of the G 500 along with the 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
  • Outstanding figures. The G 55 AMG’s 5.5 litre V8 supercharged petrol engine delivers a maximum output of 373 kW and 700 Nm[1] of torque.
  • Attractive looks. The G 55 AMG features 5-spoke AMG alloy wheels, body-coloured AMG flared wheel arches, an AMG exhaust system with twin side-exiting tailpipes, a radiator grille with chrome highlights and trim strips in brushed aluminium with AMG logotype.
  • Sporty, yet easy on the environment. The G 55 AMG suspension has been equipped with extra stiff shock absorbers. Compliance with Euro 5 emissions standard is obligatory for this sporty off-road vehicle.

[1] Figures for rated output and rated torque in accordance with Directive 80/1269/EEC in the currently applicable version.

[2] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Directive 80/1268/EEC in its currently applicable version). The figures do not apply to a specific vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer. They are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle models

[3] Electronically limited

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