Given its rough-and-tumble appearance, it isn’t hard to predict how the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G550 SUV is going to perform. With its high center of gravity, 5,500-pound heft and less than...
... aerodynamic design, one might surmise aggressive cornering is not what the G-Wagen does best. But, this big luxury SUV does have a few surprises up its sleeve, namely far better steering and braking than we would have imagined and impressively quick straight-line performance. A potent V8 engine in the G550 enables a 0-60-mph run in around 6 seconds, while the twin-turbocharged G63 AMG makes the same run in about 5.3 seconds. The G-Class proves easier to maneuver around town than expected, but still falls short of the ride one might experience in a more modern vehicle, such as the
Audi Q7 or even the MB GL550.