2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 Gets New Engine, G65 AMG Arrives in United States | Edmunds

2016 Mercedes-Benz G550 Gets New Engine, G65 AMG Arrives in United States

ATLANTA — The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will arrive at Mercedes-Benz dealerships in November starting at $120,825, including a $925 destination charge, reflecting a $4,500 price increase over the base 2015 G-Class.

The base 2016 G550 gets restyled bumpers, enlarged wheel arches and standard 19-inch five-spoke wheels. It also features an updated instrument cluster and a new 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine rated at 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. These represent increases of 34 hp and 59 lb-ft of torque compared with the outgoing 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V8.

Mercedes-Benz announced pricing on the 2016 G-Class this week.

The EPA has not released official fuel-economy numbers on the 2016 G-Class, although Mercedes-Benz said the G550 is "more fuel-efficient."

The midrange 2016 G63 AMG  is priced at $140,855, including shipping. Output on this model is increased to 563 hp, an increase of 27 hp.

The new top-of-the-line 2016 G65 AMG costs $218,825, including shipping. It is making its debut in U.S. showrooms after being sold in other global markets. It features a 6.0-liter turbocharged V12 engine rated at 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

Key rivals to the G-Class include the Lexus LX 570, Land Rover Range Rover and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Edmunds says: The "base" G-Class is more powerful and pricier for 2016, but perhaps the biggest news is that the mighty G65 AMG finally invades America from across the pond.

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