Here at Autoblog, our love for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen runs deep. It's arguably one of the coolest vehicles available in the United States, and it sits alongside the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender as seemingly unchanged stalwarts of the off-road world. Perhaps the best part about the G-Class, however, is that Mercedes-Benz continues to offer a high-performance AMG version, and according to this latest set of spy shots, it appears that the G55 AMG is due to receive a host of updates.

Most notably, the naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 from the current G55 is expected to be yanked out in favor of Merc's new twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter powerplant. This means the new AMG Wagen should produce somewhere between 525 and 545 horsepower, sending its power to all four wheels.

Additionally, it appears that a modest visual freshening is in store, with the G55 getting new side mirrors and a revised front fascia, encompassing what appears to be a three-intake design. New LED running lamps should also be in the cards, and while one G55 prototype was sporting a new set of wheels, we're hoping those gaudy rollers don't make it to production. Well, except maybe in Dubai.


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      AngeloD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Land Rover needs to take a hint from Daimler here, The new Defender can still be an actual off-road capable vehicle. I doesn't have to be just another soft road crossover.
      Sims
      • 3 Years Ago
      The current G55 isn't naturally aspirated... It's supercharged.
        Sims
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sims
        And if the spy pictures are correct, it will retain the supercharged 5.4L.
      Alf
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those wheels seem a lot like those from an european market Ford...
      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes. As everyone else is saying, there's nothing about this car that needs to be changed. every so often some new lights, wheels, mirrors, and interior. Thats it.
        whofan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
        One thing can be changed and that is the ridculously high price. I`d rather be pushed in a Jeep!
        JonnyO
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
        Those mirrors look completely out of place. It's like the old days at GM when they would mess with a vehicle just for the sake of messing with it.
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        Jonathan
        • 3 Years Ago
        thats every suv now adays... come on now dude
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      joe
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a fugly car, so when is driving a school bus cool?
        sirjaysmith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @joe
        Ever since that "school bus" showed it could go where your lima bean car couldn't.
          tinted up
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sirjaysmith
          Get a 2012 you dodo.
          joe
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sirjaysmith
          Lima bean Car?? Yeah if you consider a 07 Shelby GT500 a lima bean car!
        dklkse1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @joe
        I'm willing to bet that you're not an up-and-coming sultan with everything to prove. There's no way you could understand.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 3 Years Ago
      Best SUV in the World!!!
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      Fernando
      • 3 Years Ago
      MB: If you're going to build a unique car at least give it side mirrors that match the rest of the car's style and attitude. Why does MB think they can slap the same side mirrors on a CL class than on this G-Wagen? Imagine if the FJ Cruiser had the same side mirrors as the Camry... That's how ridiculous this looks.
        Spellchecker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fernando
        Those current mirrors from MB have a low coefficiency of drag and reduce fuel consumption and wind noise. I'd say they have their place on this car which by nature needs all the help it can get in terms of fuel economy.
      zackwatt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Keep it the same for another 30 years!!!
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who cares if they 'updated' this ancient, gussied-up military vehicle?
      wilkegm
      • 3 Years Ago
      While its amazing that MB can still keep up on safety standards with a 33yo platform, the version I would most covet is at the complete opposite of the spectrum. Plaid interior, steelies, and a non-after treatment engine. Green line, baby!
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