The year is 1970. With leaders of the world tense with fear of Global Thermonuclear War, the then Shah of Iran was more concerned with how he was going to get to the next Royal address of his people. He suggested to Mercedes Benz that they should create an SUV tailored for both civilian and military duty. Mercedes agreed and contacted Styer-Daimler-Puch located in Graz Austria. Mercedes was in charge of design and testing, while the folks in Graz did the developmental planning. The 1979 result was a rugged body on ladder chassis SUV that could tackle almost any terrain that may be laid before it. It was so loved by the militaries of the world, that 63 nations have adopted it for field use of the course of its life. But what about the civilian market? The original G-Wagen was a brutish off-roader, free of basic luxuries like air conditioning and leather seats. Oh, how times have changed.
Welcome, to the 2016 Mercedes G550. A 38 year old vehicle that is as fresh as the day it was created. With a seating position that makes you feel as though you are commanding a halftrack 3 miles outside of Warsaw, your view will not be obstructed by the grey econoboxes that dawn your flanks. Instead, the massive windows give you unobstructed views to your blind spots, and if that isn’t enough, blind spot monitoring is standard. Combine this with the aggressive styling that has changed little since its first incarnation, and you have a vehicle aggressive enough to take on any city driving you throw at it. But what about the oily bits underneath? All of the things that made the G-Wagen the icon it is today?
Well if you like speed, the Twin Turbo 4.0 Litre V8 takes charge and delivers 416 HP and 450 ft-lbs of torque with 0-60 coming up in 5.9 seconds. That is mid 1990s Porsche 911 levels of fast. Throw a smooth shifting 7 speed automatic with full time all wheel drive behind it, and finish it all off with an interior draped in leather, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel and bluetooth audio connectivity. Most things that are 38 years old tend to age and become more forgetful and brittle as time goes on, but the G-Wagen is the anomaly. With more power and cleverness than ever before, the G550 remembers its roots and has not let the world change what made it so great almost 4 decades ago. So climb on in, and lock those diffs. It’s waiting.
FEATURES OF THIS G550:
|Designo Grey Leather Interior
|Ventilated Front Seats
|Dual Climate Zone
|Front and Rear Locking Differentials
|Sport and Comfort Suspension
|Low Range Gearing
|Heated Front and Rear Seats
|Blind Sport Monitoring
|Bluetooth Music Streaming
|Smart Cruise Control
|Sport, Eco or Manual Driving Modes
|AMG Night Pack
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always read the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *Lease payments are quoted on approved credit, and are subject to change from month to month. Applicable taxes, lease acquisition fee and PPSA registration fees additional. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles.
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.
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