There’s more to love with Mercedes’ venerable G-Class, as Mercedes has confirmed that a facelifted version of this rugged offroader is getting even more powerful engines when it’s introduced this year. First off, the G55 AMG will see its supercharged V8 ditched in favor of the 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 found in other AMG vehicles. What this means is that new G55 AMG owners will have 525 horsepower at their disposal. Coupled with its proven four-wheel drive system, there is little terrain this monster can’t conquer. But far from making gas stations your best friends, this engine’s advanced technologies will see it eating up more miles, not gasoline.
But for those who want even more, there is the limited-edition G65 AMG, which confirms the rumor mills of a V12-engined G-Class. Further down the road, a hybrid G-Class is also expected to be released. Decades since its introduction, Mercedes’ improvements to the G-Class continue to make it an evergreen platform.