NEW FOR 2012:

– G55 AMG temporarily discontinued
– New Edition Select Package available on G550

For 2012, Mercedes-Benz is temporarily discontinuing the G55 AMG; it will return for 2013. The G550 offers an optional Edition Select Package, which includes special paint, obsidian black fender flares, mirrors and bumpers, AMG fender flares, AMG sport exhaust with side pipes, black wheels, Designo leather upholstery, stitched leather dashboard, piano black lacquer trim and illuminated door sills.

Short for Geländewagen, the G550 is only available by special order in Canada. It uses a 5.5-litre V8 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive.

Features include 18-inch wheels, ten-way multi-contour heated and ventilated seats with three-position memory and multi-contour driver’s seat, anti-theft alarm system, auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors, wood trim, cellular telephone pre-wiring, COMAND APS navigation system, cruise control, front and rear reading lights, Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound system with CD changer, garage door opener, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic column, rearview camera, split-folding rear seats, automatic climate control, TeleAid emergency calling system, tire pressure monitoring system, entrance lamps, rain-sensing wipers, headlamp washers, Parktronic parking assist, power sunroof and stainless steel running boards.

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