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    Default Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    If there is one Merc I am tempted to buy, it is the Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged (NOT the 6.3!)

    Before I launch into buying one, I want to hear more about it from those who have one.

    Not worried about fuel consumption. I know what to expect. I want to hear about its technical problems and pitfalls please.
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged



    Maybe you rather need this?

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Go for it!
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    I would rather have a "normal" G500. It can at least be used off road as well. If you're after performance, go for a flat AMG.

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    It is an awesome vehicle I have never owned one but we used them in Afghanistan with B6 armor great vehicle never a problem and it was lugging a couple of kg's extra with as well.
    You will love it from the first day to the last and that will be a long time.

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Check the Merc forum for more detail and technical talk etc

    Go to mb4x4.co.za

    I bought a professional recently and I am very very happy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThysleRoux View Post
    I would rather have a "normal" G500. It can at least be used off road as well. If you're after performance, go for a flat AMG.
    Why can't it be used off-road? I know it has low profile tyres standard, but slap on a set of proper doughnuts and VOILA! I'm hoping that it won't be like a Range Rover Sport that PHYSICALLY cant take anything less than a 19" rim.

    I'm not after speed or even handling. Just the power, up hills, overtaking an pulling off. If I can turn my 6foot trailer into a 7foot just by towing it, I'll by happy.
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Never owned one, but drove my bosses one in Haga haga for a couple of months, had no issues off road on the estate low profiles and all. Battery would go flat if left alone for a while.

    On the open road, it had a very sensitive accelerator, a bit jerky which got irritating. Also you had to slam the doors or else the would not close properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRwit View Post
    Why can't it be used off-road? I know it has low profile tyres standard, but slap on a set of proper doughnuts and VOILA! I'm hoping that it won't be like a Range Rover Sport that PHYSICALLY cant take anything less than a 19" rim.

    I'm not after speed or even handling. Just the power, up hills, overtaking an pulling off. If I can turn my 6foot trailer into a 7foot just by towing it, I'll by happy.
    Drive the G500, the older one has the 5.5L 285KW engine, the latest the 300KW. It will do what you want.
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Quote Originally Posted by LRwit View Post
    Why can't it be used off-road? I know it has low profile tyres standard, but slap on a set of proper doughnuts and VOILA! I'm hoping that it won't be like a Range Rover Sport that PHYSICALLY cant take anything less than a 19" rim.
    a Few years ago I was told by a G55 owner that the spare wheel on his car has a 18" rim (on vehicle 19"). Although a set of 18" rims are going to cost you, I think it can be done.
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Uit nuuskierigheid: Hoekom die G55 en nie die G63 nie?
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    As ek reg onthou lyk die g55 SE dash baie primatief. Vir daai geld koop ek ook eerder die 500

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    En sit Dan die amg body kit op

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    if fuel consumption is not an issue:

    consider this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrUVMdkb4_k

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Look at this thread, can be done.

    http://www.mb4x4.co.za/index.php?thr...-the-g55.2105/
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    The G500 will have more than enough power. It is an absolute monster. Drive a G500 first and see if it fits your bill - it will
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    If you buy a used low mileage Patrol 4.8 and get Rob Green to do a stage 2 conversion (supercharger) you have a lot more power and torque than the G55 and it'll cost you about half as much; you'll probably get away with R500k to R600k, maybe less. And it'll still be a decent off-road vehicle. Just saying.

    But a G-Wagen has good resale value too.
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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    A few years back I got into one at Nampo. All I remember is that it was really small inside. Could be wrong though.

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    On the 55 amg engine, my aunt used to have the engine in the SL.
    She drove it for more than 300k km (from brand new on), without a single issue.

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    Default Re: Geländewagen G55 AMG 5.5 Supercharged

    Quote Originally Posted by GarethHAllen View Post
    A few years back I got into one at Nampo. All I remember is that it was really small inside. Could be wrong though.
    I had a 1982 model and the dimensions have not changed since now.

    You are correct. The front seating is a bit cramped. I had the driver's seat moved backwards for my 1.97m and could never be comfortable in the passenger seat when Trudie took the reigns.

    But still a stunning vehicle

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