Mercedes-Benz 2005 G-Class Specifications

Mercedes-Benz 2005
G-Class
G 500
G 55 AMG
G 55 AMG shown in D Graphite metallic with dealer-installed accessory grille guard.
The one and only
The look is unmistakable, and the driving experience — unbelievable. In a world of pretenders, the rugged, hand-built
G-Class stands alone as a true original. The SUV that’s first in the hearts of purists the world over is also the last
SUV to be built almost entirely by hand with a time-honored, painstakingly thorough approach. On and off-road, the
G 500 inspires with muscular V-8 power, the surefooted control of permanent 4-wheel drive, and the expert reflexes of
our Electronic Stability Program (ESP ). For 2005, the G 55 AMG adds a dominating new 469-hp supercharged V-8 and one very impressive
title: The most powerful production SUV on the planet.1 Take your place inside a cavernous interior overflowing with
sumptuous leather, hand-polished wood and cutting-edge technology, including new Head Protection Curtains. And
take command of an SUV unlike any other. A vehicle steeped in legend and mystique — the one-of-a-kind G-Class.
1 Comparison based on peak horsepower of 2005 G 55 and production 2004 SUVs. 2005 competitor information not available at time of printing.
G 500 shown in Brilliant Silver metallic with dealer-installed accessory
trailer hitch, and G 55 AMG shown in Obsidian Black metallic.
G-Class specifications (PAGE 1 OF 2)
ENGINE
G 500
Engine
Displacement
Net power
Net torque
Compression ratio
Fuel requirement
Fuel and ignition system
Intake system
G 55 AMG
SOHC 24-valve 90° V-8.
High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block. Alloy heads
AMG-built intercooled supercharged SOHC 24-valve 90° V-8.
High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block. Alloy heads. Reinforced crankshaft and
valvetrain. Lightweight camshafts
4,966 cc
5,439 cc
292 hp @ 5,500 rpm
469 hp @ 6,100 rpm
336 lb-ft @ 2,800–4,000 rpm
516 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
10.0:1
9.0:1
Premium unleaded, 91 pump octane
Premium unleaded, 91 pump octane
ME 2.8 engine management. Integrated sequential multipoint fuel injection and phased twin-spark ignition includes individual cylinder control of fuel spray, spark timing and
phase, and antiknock. Electronic throttle. Two high-energy ignition coils and two spark plugs per cylinder, with 100,000-mile spark plug intervals
Magnesium 2-stage resonance intake manifold increases intake runner
Helical high-pressure supercharger with liquid-to-air intercooler and electromagnetic
length at lower rpm for improved response
clutch. 11.6 psi maximum boost
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission
Drive system
Transfer case
Transfer-case ratios
Axle ratios
TRACTION AND STABILITY
4-wheel Electronic Traction System
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Driver-adaptive electronic 5-speed automatic.
Touch Shift allows driver to manually downshift and allow upshifts by nudging the shift lever left or right from the Drive position.
Shift into Optimum Gear programming allows one-touch selection of the best gear for maximum acceleration or engine braking by holding the shift lever to the left of Drive
for one second.
Display in instrument cluster indicates selected gear range
Permanent full-time 4-wheel drive, with 50/50 front/rear torque split and electromechanically locking center, rear and front differentials, sequentially activated by driver1,2,3
2-speed, electronically controlled via console switch. Display in instrument cluster indicates selected transfer-case range
Normal range:
0.87:1
Normal range: 0.87:1
Low range:
2.16:1
Low range:
2.16:1
Front and rear: 4.38:1
Front and rear: 4.38:1
Standard.
Standard.
When all three differentials are unlocked, 4 -ETS monitors the speed of all four wheels to detect wheel slip, then applies individual brakes as needed, and/or reduces excess engine
power. 4 -ETS continually balances the torque split to ensure that power is permitted to flow to the wheel(s) with traction2,3
Standard.
Standard.
When all three differentials are unlocked, ESP compares the driver’s intended course, via steering and braking inputs, to the vehicle’s response, via lateral acceleration, rotation
(yaw) and individual wheel speeds. ESP then brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces excess engine power as needed to help correct understeer (plowing) or
oversteer (fishtailing)2,3
PERFORMANCE
Acceleration, 0–60 mph4 Information not available
Fuel economy, EPA estimate5 12 mpg
highway estimate6 14 mpg
Towing capacity7 7,000 lb (Class IV)
1 Off-road driving should only be attempted by drivers with the necessary skill, experience and understanding of the vehicle’s
limits. Locked differentials will limit steering ability. 2 No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of
physics or overcome careless driving actions. Please always wear your seat belt. 3 ESP, 4-ETS, ABS and Brake Assist do not
operate when the differential locks are engaged. 4 Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer’s track results
and may vary depending upon model, environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load.
5.5 seconds
Information not available.
See your dealer
7,000 lb (Class IV)
5 2004 EPA estimated fuel economy figures. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may
get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. 2005 figures unavailable at time
of publication. See your dealer. 6 Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate. 2004
figures shown. 2005 figures unavailable at time of publication. See your dealer. 7 With accessory trailer hitch kit and
trailer brakes. Please read Operator’s Manual before towing.
G-Class specifications (PAGE 2 OF 2)
CHASSIS
G 500
Suspension
Wheel travel
Steering type
Wheels, aluminum-alloy, standard
Tires, steel-belted radial, standard
Spare tire
Brake system
Front discs/rear discs
Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Assist
Electronic Brake Force Distribution
G 55 AMG
Front and rear rigid axles with longitudinal and transverse links, coil springs
Front and rear rigid axles with longitudinal and transverse links, coil springs
and gas-pressurized shock absorbers. Front stabilizer bar
and gas-pressurized shock absorbers. Front stabilizer bar
8.0 in
8.0 in
Recirculating-ball with power assist and hydraulic damper. 3.5 steering-wheel turns, lock-to-lock. Turning circle: 43.5 ft/13.26 m curb-to-curb
5-spoke design. 7.5J x18
AMG slotted monoblock design. 9.5J x18
265/60 R18 110V, high-performance1
285/55R18 113V, high-performance1
Matching tire and wheel on rear-mounted carrier
265/60 R18 110V high-performance tire1 and 7.5J x18 5-spoke wheel on rear-mounted carrier
Dual-circuit power-assisted 4-wheel disc
Dual-circuit power-assisted 4-wheel disc
12.3" internally ventilated/10.7" solid
13.8" slotted and internally ventilated/13.0" slotted and internally ventilated
When all three differentials are unlocked, standard 4-channel ABS senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes
together (to help maintain stability) as needed up to 30 times per second, to prevent lockup and maintain steering ability2
When all three differentials are unlocked, Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum
available power boost, potentially reducing the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough.
Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake system maintenance, and tire and road conditions2
Standard Electronic Brake Force Distribution shifts additional brake force to the rear wheels in straight-line braking, to promote more even brake-pad wear. For stability in curves,
a normal front/rear split is restored
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS 3
Wheelbase 112.2 in/2,850 mm
Overall length 185.6 in/4,714 mm, including spare tire
Overall height 77.8 in/1,977 mm
Overall width 71.3 in/1,811 mm
Track 59.6 in/1,513 mm, front and rear
Curb weight 5,423 lb/2,460 kg
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS 3
Front
Headroom 42.2 in/1,072 mm
Legroom 52.5 in/1,334 mm
Hiproom 51.5 in/1,310 mm
Shoulder room 53.7 in/1,364 mm
Cabin capacity 124.0 cu ft/3,511 liters
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS 3
Cargo volume, floor to ceiling4
Rear seats in use
45.2 cu ft/1,280 liters
112.2 in/2,850 mm
185.6 in/4,714 mm, including spare tire
77.8 in/1,977 mm
73.4 in/1,864 mm
58.1 in/1,476 mm, front and rear
5,590 lb/2,535 kg
Rear
40.0 in/1,015 mm
41.9 in/1,064 mm
53.9 in/1,370 mm
56.3 in/1,430 mm
Front
42.2 in/1,072 mm
52.5 in/1,334 mm
51.5 in/1,310 mm
53.7 in/1,364 mm
124.0 cu ft/3,511 liters
Rear
40.0 in/1,015 mm
41.9 in/1,064 mm
53.9 in/1,370 mm
56.3 in/1,430 mm
Rear seats folded forward
79.5 cu ft/2,250 liters
Rear seats in use
45.2 cu ft/1,280 liters
Rear seats folded forward
79.5 cu ft/2,250 liters
MANEUVERABILITY5
Ground clearance 8.3 in
Angle of approach 36.0°
Angle of departure 27.0°
Climbing /descending capability 80% grade maximum
Lateral stability Directionally stable on lateral slopes up to 54%
Maximum low-speed fording depth6 19.0 in
1 V-rated tires are optimized for performance driving and may provide reduced ride comfort, increased tire noise, substantially
increased treadwear and greater susceptibility to damage compared with H-rated tires. 2 ESP, 4-ETS, ABS and Brake Assist
do not operate when the differential locks are engaged. 3 Dimensions shown are for models with standard equipment and
sunroof. 4 Unsecured cargo can become hazardous in a collision. Always secure cargo using the floor-mounted tie-downs.
8.3 in
36.0°
27.0°
80% grade maximum
Directionally stable on lateral slopes up to 54%
19.0 in
5 Off-road driving should only be attempted by drivers with the necessary skill, experience and understanding of the vehicle’s
limits. Locked differentials will limit steering ability. 6 Driving in water too quickly or that is deeper than the specified
limit can result in severe engine damage.
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EXTERIOR FEATURES
Aluminum running boards
Color-keyed bumpers
Chrome-finish grille bars. Black bodyside rub strips
Silver-painted grille bars. Black bodyside rub strips with chrome-finish inserts
Chrome-finish front turn signal cages, taillamp cages and front-bumper underbar
AMG sidepipe exhausts with two stainless-steel tips per side (at rear of running boards)
Neutral-tinted glass for windshield and front doors. Privacy glass for rear doors, rear quarters and liftgate
Variable-focus halogen headlamps with clear lenses and heated high-pressure washers. Halogen front
foglamps. Single red rear foglamp, in rear bumper
Driver-selectable light-sensing headlamps can be set via the Auto position of the headlamp switch to
automatically illuminate the low-beam headlamps and all exterior running lamps in darkness or when
entering dark tunnels or parking garages
Driver-programmable Daytime Running Lamps illuminate low-beam headlamps at reduced intensity
and exterior running lamps full-time
Touch Turn Signals flash three times with one touch of turn-signal lever, for lane changing. Auxiliary
LED turn-signal indicators integrated in mirror housings
Dual color-keyed power mirrors, automatically heated, with integrated turn signals and entrance lamps.
Auto-dimming left-side mirror (shifting to Reverse automatically cancels dimming )
Electrically heated rear window with auto-shutoff based on time, driving speed and outside temperature
Dual windshield wipers. Infrared rain sensor automatically adjusts intermittent front wiper delay based
on rainfall detected on the windshield glass. Heated washer nozzles, lines and reservoir
Intermittent rear wiper with washer. When front wipers are on, shifting to Reverse automatically
activates rear wiper
Front and rear tow hooks
LOCKING AND SECURITY
SmartKey remote central locking system uses redundant infrared and radio-frequency signals for
improved range, and rolling-code signal for protection from transmitter cloning
SmartKey uses an electronic code to unlock the steering column and ignition. Removing SmartKey
from ignition disables engine computer to help prevent unauthorized starting of the engine
SmartKey remote control integrates door lock /unlock buttons, removable valet key and panic alarm.
Driver may selectively unlock only the driver’s door and fuel filler, or all five doors plus the fuel filler
Driver-programmable user-recognition feature links each SmartKey to driver’s preferences (up to three
individual users per car). Each SmartKey recalls for its assigned driver: memory features for driver’s seat,
outside mirrors and power steering column, plus various vehicle settings from multifunction display
SmartKey offers infrared-remote opening /closing of windows and sunroof from outside the vehicle
Driver-programmable driveaway locking can automatically lock the doors when the vehicle reaches 9 mph
Night security illumination uses the vehicle’s exterior lights to help illuminate a path after parking.
Driver-programmable intervals allow lights to stay on for 60, 45, 30 or 15 seconds, or not at all
Locator lighting uses the vehicle’s lights to help light a return path when the vehicle is remoteunlocked in darkness. Unlocking vehicle activates illuminated entry system
● STANDARD
OPTIONAL
– NOT AVAILABLE
G 55 AMG
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G 500
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G-Class standard equipment (PAGE 1 OF 2)
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LOCKING AND SECURITY continued
Integrated 3-button garage door control (integrated with inside rearview mirror), compatible with
HomeLink® components and some other systems
Automatic antitheft alarm with towaway protection, remote panic feature, and automatic notification
via Tele Aid1
Tele Aid Automatic Alarm Notification alerts Mercedes-Benz to contact vehicle owner if antitheft
alarm sounds1
Tele Aid GPS-based Stolen Vehicle Recovery allows law enforcement agencies to track and recover
stolen vehicle1
Tele Aid Remote Door Unlock allows owner to have doors automatically unlocked in the event the
SmartKey becomes locked inside vehicle1
INTERIOR FEATURES
Multifunction steering wheel provides convenient, additional controls for basic functions of audio
system and optional phone, plus operation of multifunction display (see Instrumentation, at right)
Power front and rear side windows, all with one-touch express-down
4-way (tilt/telescoping) power steering column, position linked to driver’s seat memory
Driver-programmable easy-exit feature can move driver’s seat rearward and/or raise steering column
when SmartKey is removed from ignition
Electronic cruise control
Auto-dimming rearview mirror. Shifting to Reverse or switching on interior lamps auto-cancels dimming
Delayed-shutoff dual front and rear courtesy/reading lamps
Dual cargo-area lamps with master shutoff switch
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Front center armrest with dual enclosed storage compartments
Lockable, illuminated glovebox
Attachable cupholder on center console. Swing-away basketball-net-type cupholder adjacent to console
Parcel net on right front knee bolster
Magazine pockets on both front seatbacks
Dual cupholder for rear passengers, at rear of front center console
Three 12-volt power outlets: with lighter in front ashtray, at rear of front center console, and in cargo area
Four overhead passenger assist grips
Retractable/removable cargo cover
Floor-mounted cargo tie-downs
CLIMATE CONTROL
CFC-free automatic climate control, with dual temperature controls and electrostatic dust filter
Adjustable rear-cabin air vents at rear of front center console
REST mode can ventilate cabin or help keep cabin warmer using residual heat for up to 30 minutes
after vehicle is turned off
1 First year’s basic Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription and includes 30 minutes airtime (including
required acquaintance call). Subscription is required for service to be active. Service operates only where cellular and GPS
coverage are available. Owner must authorize stolen vehicle tracking by providing a personal PIN code and file a police
report. See dealer for details of telematics services.
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SEATING AND TRIM
10-way power front seats, each with 3-position memory. Driver’s seat memory also includes settings
for outside mirrors and steering column
Multicontour driver’s seat, with pneumatic side bolsters, dual lumbar supports, and thigh support
Heated front and outboard rear seats
60/40-split fold-and-tumble rear seats with three height-adjustable head restraints
Premium leather upholstery, including all seat surfaces, and upper and lower door trim inserts
designo Nappa leather upholstery (including seat surfaces, head restraints, center armrest, and door
trim inserts) in designo Charcoal with Silver topstitching, or designo Silver with Black topstitching
Hand-polished Burl Walnut trim on console, doors and dash-mounted passenger assist grip
Hand-polished designo Natural Maple trim on console, doors and dash-mounted passenger assist grip
Heated leather and wood trimmed steering wheel. Leather and wood trimmed shift knob. Leathertrimmed parking brake lever and boot
Illuminated brushed stainless-steel door sill trim (with AMG insignia on G55 AMG)
Velour carpeting, including cargo floor. Carpeted floor mats (exclusive AMG-design mats on G55 AMG)
AUDIO AND COMMUNICATIONS
COMAND Cockpit Management and Data system integrates controls for navigation system, radio, in-dash
single-CD player/CD-ROM drive, 6-CD changer and optional phone with a 5" color-LCD in-dash screen
In-dash navigation system uses Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites to determine the current
location of your vehicle, and map databases on CD-ROM1
AM/FM stereo/weatherband radio with scan and dual-sensitivity seek tuning
6-disc CD changer, mounted in cargo area
harman/kardon® premium sound system with upgraded amplifier and 9 speakers, plus a subwoofer
Tele Aid uses Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites to determine the current location of your
vehicle, plus a cellular link to provide 24-hour contact with Mercedes-Benz for emergency aid (SOS
button), information (i-button) or Roadside Assistance (wrench button). Automatic Collision Notification
engages SOS function if an air bag or Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD) deploys. Tele Aid also
includes Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Remote Door Unlock service, and Dealer Connect2
Tele Aid Concierge Service, included with the basic Tele Aid subscription, offers personal services via
the i-button, including arrangements for restaurant, hotel, airline or car-rental reservations, tickets to
cultural and sporting events or tourist attractions, and delivery of flowers or gifts2
1 CD-ROM maps do not cover all areas nor all routes within an area. One regional CD-ROM is included with vehicle.
2 First year’s basic Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription and includes 30 minutes airtime (including
required acquaintance call). Subscription is required for service to be active. Service operates only where cellular and GPS
coverage are available. Owner must authorize stolen vehicle tracking by providing a personal PIN code and file a police
report. See dealer for details of telematics services. 3 Phone is optional. 4 WARNING: THE FORCES OF A DEPLOYING AIR
BAG CAN CAUSE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY TO A CHILD UNDER AGE 13. THE SAFEST SEATING POSITION FOR YOUR CHILD IS IN THE
REAR SEAT, BELTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE, PROPERLY INSTALLED CHILD SEAT, OR CORRECTLY WEARING A SEAT BELT IF TOO LARGE
FOR A CHILD SEAT. A CHILD UNDER 13 MUST NOT USE THE FRONT SEAT UNLESS THE CHILD IS BELTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE,
PROPERLY INSTALLED BABYSMART-COMPATIBLE CHILD SEAT. A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO IS TOO LARGE FOR A CHILD SEAT MUST NOT
USE THE FRONT SEAT. SEE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL WARNINGS AND INFORMATION ON AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND
CHILD SEATS. 5 See dealer for availability details. While the SIRIUS network of satellite and terrestrial antennas provides
nearly seamless service throughout the contiguous U.S., SIRIUS service may be unavailable or interrupted for a variety of
reasons, including environmental or topographic conditions; in certain locations such as tunnels, parking garages, or within
or next to large buildings; or near other technologies that can interfere with the SIRIUS signal. Programming subject to
change. Not available in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
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INSTRUMENTATION
Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge
Silver-accented AMG instrument cluster
Multifunction display in speedometer face can be scrolled via steering-wheel controls to operate and
display various menus and vehicle features: Odometer, resettable trip meter and outside temperature
indicator. Engine coolant temperature, digital speedometer, Maintenance System (see below), and
engine oil-level check. Radio station, CD player/6-CD changer. Navigation system route guidance.
Reminder and malfunction messages. Driver-programmable settings for instrument cluster, lighting,
vehicle and convenience features. Trip computer (elapsed time, fuel consumption, distance to empty).
Cellular phone book3
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System displays distance remaining to next basic maintenance service,
indicates type of service due, and provides automatic reminder when service interval draws near
Audible reminders to release parking brake, switch off headlamps and remove key from ignition
Rear Park Assist audio-visual parking assistance system. Ultrasonic sensors help detect nearby
obstacles behind the vehicle at parking speeds, and an audio-visual indicator on the rear-cabin wall
alerts the driver to their proximity within the range of the sensors
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Integrated Restraint System: Driver and front passenger are each provided with a front air bag and a
3-point seat belt with height-adjustable shoulder belt and Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD). Rear
passengers are provided with 3-point seat belts, including height-adjustable outboard shoulder belts4
Head Protection Curtains: In a side impact exceeding a preset threshold, a multi-chamber air bag
deploys along the front and rear side-door windows on the affected side of the vehicle
Occupancy sensor prevents the front passenger’s front air bags from deploying if the seat is
unoccupied. An ETD will not deploy if seat belt is unfastened
Front seats have 4-way adjustable head restraints. Rear-seat head restraints adjust up–down
Automatic Collision Notification engages Tele Aid SOS function if an air bag or ETD deploys2
Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) at outboard rear seating positions,
as well as selectable seat-belt retractors at all passenger seating positions, help secure child seats4
INDIVIDUALLY AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Power tilt/sliding steel sunroof (no-charge option)
COMAND nationwide navigation map collection (10 CD-ROMs for all of the mapped U.S. and Canada)
SIRIUS Satellite Radio equipment5
Hands-Free Communication System. (Requires accessory telephone handset and cradle, sold
separately. See your dealer for selection)
Metallic paint (no charge)
G-CLASS designo EDITIONS
Silver Edition: designo Silver metallic paint. Charcoal interior with designo Charcoal Nappa leather
and designo Natural Maple wood trim. Charcoal designo floor mats with Charcoal leather trim
Espresso Edition: designo Mocha Black metallic paint. Charcoal interior with designo Light Brown
Nappa leather and designo Natural Maple wood trim. Charcoal designo floor mats with Light Brown
leather trim
● STANDARD
OPTIONAL
– NOT AVAILABLE
Forge ahead
G 500 shown in Granite Grey metallic.
G500
Blaze your own trail in the unique, hand-built G 500. A massive 292-hp 5.0-liter V-8
delivers a robust 336 lb-ft of torque and more than enough motivation to escape the
ordinary. Power is applied through an advanced driver-adaptive 5-speed automatic
transmission that adjusts its shift points to match your driving style. The Touch Shift
feature even lets you take matters into your own hands with manual-style gear
changes. Take corners confidently with the handling technology of ESP, our Electronic
Stability Program. And for those who like to explore life off the beaten path, there are
the gripping benefits of permanent 4-wheel drive, our 4-wheel Electronic Traction
SUV
System and a feature which characterizes the essence of G-Class off-road capabilities:
three differential locks, standard. Of course, even off-road, we see no reason to rough
it — the exclusive G 500 is loaded with luxury and comfort.
G 500 shown in Pewter metallic.
G500
SUV
You have the power to
create your ideal driving
environment. Tend to your
comfort with a climate
control system featuring
dual temperature controls,
and a dust filter to help
purify cabin air. And set the
mood with a 9-speaker
harman/kardon® premium
sound system featuring a
powerful amplifier, a
booming subwoofer, an
in-dash CD player1 and an
additional 6-disc CD
changer mounted in the
cargo area.
Reach new heights
Look past the G 500’s rugged exterior and you’ll find a gentle, sensitive
side expressed in supple leather and elegant Burl Walnut trim. Power
front seats adjust ten ways to conform to your body, while heated front
and rear seats soothe you. And the multicontour driver’s seat embraces
you with pneumatically adjustable side, lumbar and thigh supports. You
can also take comfort in the added safety of new Head Protection Curtain air bags. The G 500 has a
very accommodating nature as well, with room for five adults to relax comfortably. Or fold the rear
seats for up to 79.5 cu ft of cargo room. It’s easy to get lost in all that open space, but you can find
your way around town more easily with the G 500’s standard GPS navigation system.2 Although once
immersed in the lavishly equipped G-Class cabin, you’ll feel like you’ve already arrived.
The G 500 puts luxury right at
your fingertips. The 10-way power
front seats adjust to your ideal
position with intuitive controls,
including 3-position memory
buttons to capture the front-seat
settings, as well as the driver’s
preferred steering-column and
outside-mirror positions. And
controls on the heated wood and
leather trimmed steering wheel
let you scroll the multifunction
display to check the trip computer
and oil level, program vehicle
settings, or control the audio
system, navigation system and
optional phone.
G 500 shown in Black leather.
1 In-dash CD player/CD-ROM drive can play an audio CD when navigation system is not in use. 2 While the navigation system provides directional assistance, the driver must remain focused on safe driving behavior, including paying attention to traffic
and street signs. The driver should utilize the system’s audio cues while driving and should only consult the map or verbal displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. CD-ROM maps do not cover all areas nor all routes within an area.
G55 AMG
SUV
Empowered
G 55 AMG shown in Obsidian Black metallic with dealer-installed accessory grille guard.
When the performance wizards at AMG, the racing arm of Mercedes-Benz,
got their hands on the G-Class, they didn’t hold back. In a world of
compromise, this isn’t one. The G 55 AMG stares boldly in the face of
convention and drives right through it. Your ally in this act of defiance is a new-for-2005 supercharged handcrafted 5,439-cc
V-8 producing a muscular 469 horsepower, while 516 lb-ft of torque floods in at 3,000 rpm. New slotted 13.8" front and 13.0"
rear brake discs give you dominion over the G 55’s prodigious power. An AMG exhaust system creates rolling thunder
through genuine dual sidepipes, each with twin stainless-steel tips ahead of each rear wheel. The sound of the impending
storm serves as a wake-up call to lesser vehicles that could easily be mesmerized by 18" wheels and high-performance
tires,1 as well as chrome-finish front turn signal cages, taillamp cages and front-bumper underbar.
1 AMG 18" wheels and accompanying high-speed-rated tires provide substantially increased treadwear and reduced ride comfort compared to H-rated tires. Serious wheel
and tire damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road surfaces or upon encountering road debris or obstacles.
Open the rock-solid, reinforced door of the G 55 and you’re greeted
by stainless-steel door sills with the legendary AMG name illuminated
in blue. Step inside and your eyes light up as well. You’ve just entered
the consummate driving environment. Sumptuous Nappa leather, in
designo Charcoal with Silver topstitching or cool designo Silver with Black topstitching, flows across the
10-way power front seats and folding rear seats. Hand-polished Natural Maple wood trims the console, doors,
steering wheel and dash. Your right hand is drawn to the leather and wood shift knob as if by some magnetic
force. And your eyes, to the cool Silver-accented AMG instrument cluster, where the AMG story is told in the
unmistakable language of performance — mph and rpm. Even your feet have the distinct pleasure of resting on
stylish AMG-design carpeted floor mats, although we suspect your right foot may have other ideas.
Entertained
G55 AMG
SUV
Unique AMG accents add
to an already generously
appointed interior that
includes dual-zone climate
control, radiant wood trim,
a 9-speaker sound system,
GPS satellite navigation
and a multifunction leather
and wood trimmed
steering wheel.
G 55 AMG shown in D Charcoal.
Crack the whip
Go ahead, stomp on the gas. The G 500 obeys your command
immediately with a pulse-accelerating rush of 292 horsepower
and 336 lb-ft of torque at the ready. A magnesium 2-stage
resonance intake manifold assures quick response throughout
the powerband. And a 5-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift puts you in
charge of the show with manual-style gear changes. Or, if you’d rather just sit back
and delegate authority, the driver-adaptive transmission will automatically adjust its
shift points to match your style of driving. Drive with more enthusiasm, and the
transmission keeps pace, shifting more assertively. Take it easier, and the transmission
will do the same, shifting for better fuel economy. You can call it instinct. We call it
innovative engineering. Whatever the situation calls for, you can bet the G 500 is ready.
The G 500’s 4,966-cc V-8 produces a robust 292 horsepower and a monstrous 336 lb-ft
of peak torque that starts at just 2,800 rpm and keeps on giving maximum thrust up to
4,000 rpm. With such a nice wide torque band, it’s always ready to pounce.
Controlling all that power is a driver-adaptive electronic
5-speed automatic transmission featuring the manualstyle operation of Touch Shift. Nudge the shift lever to
the left of Drive to downshift, or to the right to allow the
transmission to shift into a higher gear. Or hold the lever
to the left for a second and the transmission automatically
chooses the ideal passing gear. Now you’re in command —
of your G-Class and the road ahead.
G 500 shown in Brilliant Silver metallic.
Overcome obstacles
In an age when so many SUVs just seem to talk the talk, the Mercedes-Benz
G-Class actually walks the walk— over almost any terrain. Permanent 4-wheel
drive teams with our 4-wheel Electronic Traction System ( 4-ETS ) to take
you places ordinary SUVs only go in their dreams. With three mechanical
differential locks and the ability to climb or descend an 80% incline,1 the
G-Class gives you off-road options many SUVs can only imagine. Step above
the fray and take the shortcut on the way home. Not to save time, but just
because you can. In fact, “you can” is a concept you’ll get used to behind the
wheel of the G-Class.
G 500 shown in Brilliant Silver metallic with dealer-installed accessory trailer hitch.
THREE DIFFERENTIAL LOCKS
Here’s one more way the G-Class is unlike
any other SUV. Three electronic buttons
on the dash let you mechanically lock the
differentials in sequence — center, rear
and front — to match low-speed off-road
driving conditions. How does it work? The
differential locks let you distribute the
engine torque equally to each wheel. Lock the center differential — while
maintaining an off-road “walking” speed — and power is balanced 50/50
to the front and rear axles. Lock the rear differential
and you’ve got equal power going to each rear wheel.
Finally, lock the front differential and you have the torque
apportioned equally to balance the power at all four
wheels — for the ultimate in off-road traction.2
1 Stated climbing and lateral stability performance based upon manufacturer’s track results under
controlled conditions with professional drivers, and may vary depending upon terrain. Off-road driving
should only be attempted by drivers with the necessary skill, experience and understanding of the
vehicle’s limits. 2 No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics or overcome
careless driving actions. Please always wear your seat belt. 4-ETS, ESP, ABS and Brake Assist do not
function when the differential locks are engaged. Driving on paved roads \with the differential locks
engaged can damage the vehicle. Differential locks should only be engaged below 5 mph and will limit
steering ability. See Operator’s Manual for details.
PERMANENT 4-WHEEL DRIVE AND 2-SPEED TRANSFER CASE
You’re in command with permanent 4-wheel drive — the perfect complement to your driving
adventures in any weather, and on almost any surface. A 2-speed transfer case lets you take
the high road or the low road. Shift to Neutral at any speed up to 25 mph, push a button on the
console, and you’ve engaged the 2.16:1 low range — with the extra gutsiness you need to help
you crawl up steep inclines, and back down again.
4-WHEEL ELECTRONIC TRACTION SYSTEM (4-ETS)
On the G-Class, 4-ETS works in tandem with the 4-wheel drive system on-road to smoothly
distribute power where it can do the most good. If 4-ETS detects the onset of wheelspin, it
applies the brakes to the slipping wheel or wheels to rebalance the engine’s torque to all four
wheels. When traction is at a premium, 4-ETS can help get you moving — even if only one
wheel has grip.2
SUSPENSION AND GROUND CLEARANCE
Rugged off-road performance begins with a strong, sturdy suspension. The G-Class offers rigid
front and rear axles with longitudinal and transverse links, coil springs, gas-pressurized shock
absorbers and a front stabilizer bar. And when it comes to ground clearance, the G-Class is more
than up to the task — 8.3 inches up, to be exact.
It’s your turn
The G-Class is built to handle some of
the most inhospitable places on earth —
scorching deserts, rock-strewn mountains,
and the most treacherous of them all,
downtown city streets. Because sometimes the concrete jungle can be
just as scary as the real one. That’s why we designed the G-Class to
be just as capable on-road as it is off. Confidently maneuver around
obstacles with ESP, our Electronic Stability Program. Stop in a hurry
with an advanced braking system featuring Brake Assist and ABS. And
make your escape with a 7,000-lb towing capacity — enough to haul
just about anything you need for the perfect weekend getaway.
BRAKING SYSTEMS
G 55 AMG shown in Obsidian Black metallic with dealer-installed accessory grille guard.
Reassurance comes in many
different forms in the G-Class,
such as the ability to come to a
stop quickly and confidently. The
G-Class accomplishes this with
several braking technologies.
Naturally, it features disc brakes
all around and an Antilock Braking
System (ABS). Of course, being a Mercedes-Benz, the G-Class goes
several steps further. During research, Mercedes engineers discovered
that drivers tend not to apply the brakes hard enough, soon enough, in
an emergency. To help overcome this tendency, they developed Brake
Assist. By sensing panic stopping based on the speed at which you
depress the brake pedal, Brake Assist automatically applies all available
power braking boost immediately, potentially reducing your overall
stopping distances.3 And to promote more even brake-pad wear without
compromising stability in corners, Electronic Brake Force Distribution
shifts additional brake force to the rear wheels in straight-line braking.
TOWING CAPABILITY
18" ALLOY WHEELS AND TIRES
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP )
Going on vacation? Take your toys with
you. Up to three and a half tons of them.
Both G-Class V-8s produce mountains of
torque, giving you plenty of power to haul
your boat, jet skis, snowmobiles or up to
7,000 lb of whatever else you want to
bring along.1 Leave nothing behind,
except the ordinary.
Brawny 18" 5-spoke alloy wheels add even
more muscularity to the already imposing
stance of the G-Class, while massive highperformance mud-and-snow tires2 provide
yet another measure of driving confidence.
You’ll also appreciate the reassurance and
convenience of a full-size spare tire and wheel
housed in a stylish rear-mounted carrier.
The G-Class takes cornering confidence to a higher level
with ESP, the Electronic Stability Program found on all
Mercedes-Benz models. ESP monitors your braking and
steering inputs and, upon sensing deviation from your
intended path, corrects oversteer and understeer by
applying individual brakes and/or reducing excess
engine power. So instead of plowing or fishtailing in
a turn, ESP helps to keep you on track.4
1 Requires accessory trailer hitch kit. Please read Operator’s Manual before towing. 2 V-rated tires are optimized for performance driving and may provide reduced ride comfort, increased tire noise, substantially
increased treadwear and greater susceptibility to damage compared with H-rated tires. 3 Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake system maintenance, and tire and road conditions. 4 No system, no
matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics or overcome careless driving actions. Please always wear your seat belt. 4-ETS, ESP, ABS and Brake Assist do not function when the differential locks are engaged.
How to construct a bank vault
Protecting your valuable assets is what the G-Class is all about. Just one look at this legendary Mercedes-Benz and
it’s clear you’re dealing with an SUV unlike any other. In fact, the G-Class is assembled unlike any other SUV: almost
entirely by hand in our Graz, Austria, assembly plant. So while thousands of SUVs from other manufacturers roll off
the line each day, only about 30 of these special vehicles emerge from Graz. It’s a painstakingly thorough, handcrafted approach requiring the
skill of an artist and the strength of high-quality, heavy-duty materials. The result is a feeling of ingot-like solidity
that helps give the G-Class its legendary durability, and helps give you an overwhelming sense of security.
After all, isn’t that what bank vaults are for?
Life for the G-Class begins in the inspired
hands of its craftsmen. In fact, from the
very first weld, each craftsman signs off on
his or her part of the process. An extremely
rigid steel frame is constructed using fully
boxed longitudinal rails and six tubular
crossmembers to further enhance
torsional stiffness.
Fifty liters of hot, liquid wax are then
flowed through the frame, leaving a thick
protective coating inside. Meanwhile, the
all-steel body is welded together, starting
with the floorpan — for which the factory’s
only two robots are employed — and
continuing through as many as 6,400
carefully hand-placed welds.
Next, the body is electrically charged and
dipped into a bath of opposite-charged
primer, a process that helps ensure that
the primer is drawn over virtually every
inch of surface. This is followed by two
more coats of primer, the paint color, and,
finally, the clearcoat — all sprayed, sanded
and polished by hand.
While workers are busy installing the engine,
drivetrain, suspension and various other
components onto the frame, an artisan
upstairs expertly weaves hundreds of feet of
wires into a single vehicle’s wiring harness.
Once this harness is installed in the vehicle,
many of the body cavities are filled with more
corrosion-resisting wax.
Now comes the big moment. After separate,
hours-long journeys, the painted body is
bolted to the frame and running gear. From
there, each vehicle receives its interior, glass,
exterior trim, lighting and functional items
such as the wipers. Finally, some 3,000 parts
and 44 hours later, what began with a single
weld is a completed G-Class.
Pure substance
A.
INNOVATIVE G-CLASS FEATURES
Take a closer look at the rugged, square-jawed G-Class and you’ll discover an extremely
well-rounded SUV. A paradox? Not when you consider the pedigree. In typical Mercedes-Benz
fashion, the G-Class is loaded with versatility and innovation. Packed with so much technology
and convenience, the G-Class is a lot more than just a handsome
face and a chiseled body. It’s got beauty, brawn and brains.
B.
A. Rain-sensing intermittent wipers
In bad weather it’s even more important
to keep your concentration and your eyes
focused on the road. To that end, the G-Class
intermittent wipers are equipped with an
infrared rain sensor that automatically adjusts
the wiping frequency for you, based on the
amount of rainfall detected on the windshield.
B. harman/kardon sound system
A standard 9-speaker harman/kardon®
premium sound system brings your music to
life. It’s got an in-dash CD player1 plus a 6-disc
CD changer — located in the cargo area — that
you can control from the multifunction steering
wheel. A powerful amplifier and subwoofer offer
yet further proof the G-Class takes its rockstar status seriously, on-road and off.
COMAND system. The multitalented COMAND system lets you control your driving world
from a single unit incorporating a 5" color-LCD screen. Get on-screen directions with our
GPS navigation system. Not only can it help you get from point A to point B, it can calculate
the quickest route, the shortest route and even list nearby points of interest.2 When you’re
not using the COMAND system to navigate, you can use the in-dash CD player to listen to
your favorite music. And controls on the multifunction steering wheel let you choose a CD
track, change the radio station or adjust the volume. The COMAND system even works in
conjunction with our optional Hands-Free Communication System with portable digital
phone, automatically muting the radio or pausing the CD when a call comes in.
C. SmartKey
SmartKey goes way beyond locking and
unlocking doors. The SmartKey remote
can also open and close the windows and
sunroof, and includes a panic alarm and a
removable valet key. For added protection,
SmartKey uses an electronic code to unlock
the gearshift and ignition.
D. Rear Park Assist
When you’re parking, this innovative
standard feature uses sound waves to
detect nearby obstacles behind you. An
audio-visual indicator on the rear cabin
wall alerts you to nearby objects that
are within the range of the sensors but
might be out of your line of sight.
C.
D.
1 In-dash CD player/CD-ROM drive can play an audio CD when navigation system is not in use. 2 While the navigation system provides directional assistance, the
driver must remain focused on safe driving behavior, including paying attention to traffic and street signs. The driver should utilize the system’s audio cues while driving
and should only consult the map or verbal displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. CD-ROM maps do not cover all areas nor all routes within an area.
A model of versatility
Here’s one standard feature that actually gives
you options. The second-row seats fold forward
in a 60/40 split, so you can accommodate up
to five passengers, or nearly 80 cu ft of cargo,
or a variety of combinations in between.
Touch-sensitive
Enlightened in-car
communications
We’re here to help you with everything from simple
questions to tough situations. The three Tele Aid
buttons in your Mercedes give you a direct connection
to Mercedes-Benz support and people who specialize
in knowing what to do when it comes to helping
preserve your schedule, your sanity and maybe even
your safety.1
The system is simple: Press the SOS button when
you need emergency assistance, or see someone
who does. The wrench button gives you a voice link to
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance.2 The i-button
connects you to our Customer Assistance Center,
where representatives can answer questions you may
have about your vehicle. The i-button also puts you in
touch with our Concierge Service.3 And your basic
Tele Aid subscription can even help you when you’re
away from your car, with features such as Remote
Door Unlock service, Stolen Vehicle Recovery and
Dealer Connect.4
Summon police
Call your on-file emergency contacts
Alert us to your exact location by satellite
Summon paramedics
Feel safer knowing the system automatically
calls for help if an air bag deploys
Connect to Concierge Service
Find movie times
Locate your nearest dealer
Send flowers
Get answers to vehicle questions
Make appointments
Make airline reservations
WSI
Request Roadside Assistance
Request a brochure
Get restaurant recommendations
Concierge Service. Found in the world’s finest
hotels — and your Mercedes. Included at no extra cost
with your Tele Aid subscription, Concierge Service is
there if you need hotel or dinner reservations (or even
recommendations), tickets for a flight or entertainment,
or directory-available phone numbers and addresses.
Whether it’s making appointments, sending flowers and
gifts, or even finding a babysitter, don’t be surprised if it
seems like our Concierge Service can do it all. Except
maybe leaving a mint on your headrest.
Call us out to change a flat
Have us bring a few gallons of gas if you run out
1 First year’s basic Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription and includes 30 minutes airtime ( including required acquaintance call ). Subscription is required for service to be active. Service operates only where cellular and
Global Positioning System coverage are available. 2 Roadside Assistance repairs may involve charges for parts, service and towing. Depending on the circumstances, these services may be provided by an outside service, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
Roadside Assistance. For full details of Sign and Drive services, as well as the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer. 3 See dealer for details of telematics services. 4 Owner must authorize stolen vehicle tracking by providing a
personal PIN code and file a police report. See dealer for details of telematics services.
D
Exclusive
Expressive
Exquisite
Rugged individualists are drawn to the G-Class by its distinctive looks and handcrafted charm. But, even among
these, there are those whose passion demands a higher degree of singularity. For you, there’s D.
Exclusive editions distinguished by unique exterior
colors and stunning interiors adorned in the finest
Nappa leathers and the most richly detailed wood.
The leather is specially treated in order to retain
its natural grain and supple feel. The wood is
shaped and finished by hand, then matched by
the expert eye of a craftsman. The result is a rare
statement of substance, elegance and beauty.
SILVER EDITION
Dazzling D Silver paint shimmers under the sun’s warm
rays. Inside, light radiates from the hand-shaped and
hand-polished Natural Maple wood, only to be soaked up
by supple D Charcoal Nappa leather. A D Silver
Edition G-Class is an experience you’ll warm to very quickly.
ESPRESSO EDITION
Deep D Mocha Black paint offers a beautiful retreat for admiring eyes to explore.
Dive in and bask in the comfort of seats tailored in buttery-soft D Light Brown
Nappa leather. The same fine leather even trims the floor mats. Lose yourself in the
elegant grain of Natural Maple wood polished by caring hands. And as an added tactile
reminder of D style, the steering wheel — handcrafted in D wood — puts the
fine art of the Espresso Edition in your hands every time you drive.
G 500 designo editions shown.
Unprecedented vehicles,
unparalleled benefits
24-hour assistance
peace of mind
basic maintenance included
While the thrill of driving a new Mercedes-Benz may alone be worth the price of admission, the security and ownership benefits
Mercedes-Benz offers are unmatched by any other carmaker. And our promise of support for your Mercedes — and for you as a
Mercedes driver — is backed by hundreds of experienced Mercedes-Benz people dedicated
to keeping your Mercedes on the road and a smile of satisfaction on your face.
lasting value
legendary Roadside Assistance
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE
THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ MAINTENANCE SYSTEM 2
The first of its kind, the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program is still the only
one that remains in effect for the entire life of the vehicle. Our Roadside Assistance
technicians are accomplished problem-solvers who can draw on years of experience and
training to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.1
We’ve made caring for your G-Class simpler than ever. With the new Mercedes-Benz
Maintenance System, the service intervals are fixed and predictable — every 13,000
miles or one year.3 Your G-Class will even remind you — about a month before service
is due — via an automatic display on the dashboard that also tells you which type of
maintenance service is due.
24-HOUR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE
MERCEDES-BENZ WARRANTIES
THE MERCEDES-BENZ SERVICE WELCOME
Our Customer Assistance Center is your one-stop source
for answers regarding your Mercedes-Benz. Whether
you need to know how to use your audio system, find
your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, get pricing, or learn
about personal and automotive accessories, just call
1-800-FOR-MERCEDES or press the i-button.4 We’ll be
happy to assist you.
Our New Vehicle Limited Warranty runs 48 months or
50,000 miles, whichever comes first. And anytime
during the first year of new-vehicle ownership, you
can also purchase a Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited
Warranty that will provide additional protection when
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires.5
Getting proper care for your Mercedes is easiest when
you go to the people who know your vehicle — and you —
best: your Mercedes-Benz Center’s Service Department.
And to help you get acquainted, just bring your vehicle in
for a no-charge first visit between 1,000 and 3,000 miles,
where your dealer will perform a diagnostic check and
address any questions you might have. Our Service
Welcome also includes your first tire rotation at no
charge anytime before 6,500 miles.6
SIGN AND DRIVE
TRIP INTERRUPTION REIMBURSEMENT
ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION
Our legendary Roadside Assistance service includes
bringing you some fuel if you’ve run out, replacing a flat
tire with your spare, or jump-starting your car if the
battery is dead. All at no charge, and all for as long as
you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz — even somebody else’s.7
Help is as close as your vehicle’s wrench button4 or just
a call away at 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.
In the unlikely event that a breakdown covered by your
MBUSA New Vehicle Limited Warranty occurs more
than 100 miles from your home, leaves your Mercedes
inoperable or unsafe to drive, and requires overnight
repairs at a Mercedes-Benz Center, you’ll be reimbursed
up to $300 per day for actual documented expenses —
for up to three days — for meals, lodging and substitute
transportation.
Your life doesn’t get put on hold just because it’s time
for service on your Mercedes. So when you bring your
vehicle into a Mercedes-Benz Center during the warranty
period, ask about our Alternate Transportation Program —
so you can return to your busy schedule.8
1 Vehicle must be accessible from main roads. Roadside Assistance repairs may involve charges for parts, service and towing. Depending on the circumstances, these services may be provided by an outside service, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
Roadside Assistance. 2 Please see your dealer for warranty details as well as for terms, conditions and pricing for extended limited warranty options. 3 10,000 miles/1 year for AMG models. Requires use of 229.5-spec oil and high-performance
fleece oil filter. Driver is responsible for monitoring fluid levels and tire pressures between service visits. See Maintenance Booklet for details. The Service Welcome replaces the Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Commitment, which is discontinued as of
model year 2005. 4 First year’s basic Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription and includes 30 minutes airtime ( including required acquaintance call ). Subscription is required for service to be active. Service operates only
where cellular and GPS coverage are available. Owner must authorize stolen vehicle tracking by providing a personal PIN code and file a police report. See dealer for details of telematics services. 5 Please see your dealer for warranty details as
well as for terms, conditions and pricing for extended limited warranty options. 6 Follow tire manufacturer’s recommendations. 7 For full details of Sign and Drive services, as well as the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer.
8 Certain restrictions may apply. Terms, conditions and dealer participation may vary.
Who cares about being first?
Your loved ones.
2002
Innovated PRE-SAFE
1995
Introduced the
Electronic Stability Program
1981
Pioneered the Emergency
Tensioning Device (ETD)
1971
Earned a patent for
the air bag
1951
Invented the
crumple zone
A dedication to safety that never stops growing
While certain members of your family may be anxiously awaiting that next growth
spurt, our dedication to your safety has created a body of knowledge that grows
consistently year by year. And since we believe a vehicle can never be too protective,
Mercedes-Benz continues to be at the forefront of automotive safety. Our philosophy
starts with an integrated approach that optimizes your ability to stay out of harm’s way.
It’s why you’ll find that every Mercedes includes our pioneering emergency-sensing
Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program (ESP ). If an accident is unavoidable, you’ll
find the industry’s most comprehensive use of passive restraints. And if you want to
see the future of safety — PRE-SAFE ® — you can find it in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class,
today. Since the beginning, we’ve introduced countless safety innovations. And it might
surprise you, but there are many patents we didn’t enforce, so people in any car could
share in these life-saving technologies. The reason is simple — our concept of family
extends far beyond the automobiles we make.
Driver sees hazardous situation.
Driver brakes quickly and/or
attempts evasive maneuver.
Front passenger’s seat detected to be
in unfavorable position. PRE-SAFE moves
seat rearward, tilts cushion down at rear,
and moves seatback more upright.
Driver’s and front passenger’s
seat belts are electrically
tensioned to remove slack.
Collision narrowly averted.
PRE-SAFE reverses front seat-belt
tensioners. Occupants adjust seats
to previous settings.
What happens in this space
may change your life
Brake Assist and/or ESP react
to driver’s inputs. PRE-SAFE
senses that situation exceeds
corrective capabilities of Brake
Assist and ESP.
S600 Sedan
Optional individual power rear seats are also
adjusted to more favorable position. Severe
skidding motion suggests possible
rollover: PRE-SAFE
closes sunroof.
Photograph is for
illustration purposes only.
PRE-SAFE
The theory of relativity says that, as we approach the speed of light, time actually slows down. Unfortunately, when an accident looks likely, time
flashes by quickly. And even though a 2004 S-Class can do some amazing things, it’s still bound by the laws of physics. While we never recommend
breaking laws, with PRE-SAFE®— a revolution in automotive safety — it might seem that we can bend them to make incredibly good use of the precious
moments before a possible collision. PRE-SAFE uses sensors from two of the active safety systems already in every S-Class — Brake Assist and our
Electronic Stability Program. If system sensors detect certain vehicle circumstances suggesting a possible impact, PRE-SAFE takes action to help
protect you before it occurs. Electric tensioners snug up the seat belts of the belted front-seat occupants. PRE-SAFE adjusts the occupied front
passenger’s seat to a more favorable position for air-bag and seat-belt effectiveness. And should severe skidding motion predict that a rollover is
likely, PRE-SAFE closes the sunroof. If there is no accident, all the better. The seat-belt tensioners reverse. You readjust your seats. Open the sunroof.
Take a breath. And be thankful that, while many things in theory may be relative, our commitment to your safety is an absolute.
A history of safety firsts
1981
1989
1995
Emergency Tensioning Devices
Emergency Tensioning Devices1 (ETDs) help remove seat-belt slack
in a sufficiently severe front or rear impact.
Pop-up roll bar
If sensors detect an impending rollover, a pop-up roll bar in the SL
roadster automatically deploys in just 0.3 second to help preserve
occupant space.3 The CLK Cabriolet features pop-up roll bars
integrated into the rear head restraints.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
ESP remains a benchmark for vehicle control nearly a decade after it
was introduced by Mercedes. To help eliminate plowing or fishtailing
in a turn, ESP responds to help keep you on course. Sensors monitor
your braking and steering input and, upon detecting deviation from
your intended path, ESP corrects for oversteer and understeer by
applying individual brakes and/or reducing excess engine power.2
1985
Electronic traction control
Automatic Slip Control, now incorporated in ESP, counteracts drivewheel slip under acceleration in low-traction conditions such as rain,
snow or loose surfaces. If the system senses wheelspin, it can brake
the slipping wheel to balance power to the wheel with grip, or reduce
excess engine power, to help you maintain control.2
Antilock disc brakes
While many vehicles employ them today,
Mercedes-Benz pioneered the Antilock Braking
System (ABS) over 25 years ago, in 1978. All
Mercedes models feature fade-resistant disc
brakes at all four corners, with a dual-circuit
design to help provide consistent, powerful
braking in virtually all situations.
1995
Seat-belt force limiters
Seat-belt force limiters4 add back some “give” to the seat belts, to help
reduce the peak deceleration forces on belted occupants.
Body structure
The body, floorpan, doors and door sills in every
Mercedes are part of an integrated safety system
that provides formidable protection against side
impacts. Every Mercedes passenger car also
features an ellipsoidal front bulkhead designed to
help channel some of the energy of a frontal impact
under, over and around the passenger cabin.
1997
Emergency-sensing Brake Assist
Mercedes-Benz research has shown that drivers tend not to brake
hard enough, soon enough, in an emergency. Our engineers developed
Brake Assist to help overcome this tendency. Upon sensing panic
stopping based on the speed at which you depress the brake pedal,
Brake Assist automatically applies all available power braking boost
immediately. By helping to eliminate the delay caused by human
nature, Brake Assist can potentially reduce your overall stopping
distance when it matters most.5
High-strength/low-alloy steel
HSLA steel is used in critical areas throughout the
body to create an exceptionally rigid structure,
maximizing crash protection and minimizing
undesirable chassis flex for improved handling.
Rollover sensor
If an E-Class, S-Class or CL-Class senses a
rollover, it will automatically deploy the seat-belt
Emergency Tensioning Devices to help reduce
occupant movement and, if deemed necessary,
inflate the Head Protection Curtains.6
1 Standard for all Mercedes-Benz front seats and outboard rear seats. 2 No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. Always
drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Best performance in snow is obtained with winter tires. 3 The roll bar system is designed to enhance the level of rollover protection compared to an open vehicle without one. No system, no matter how
sophisticated, can eliminate the chance of injury in an accident. Please always wear your seat belt, and always raise the rear head restraints when the rear seats are occupied. 4 Standard for front seats of all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and
M-Class, and outboard second-row seats of all passenger cars. Some features are optional or not available on some models. See model brochure or your dealer for details. 5 Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake system maintenance,
and tire and road conditions. 6 WARNING: THE FORCES OF A DEPLOYING AIR BAG CAN CAUSE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY TO A CHILD UNDER AGE 13. THE SAFEST SEATING POSITION FOR YOUR CHILD IS IN THE REAR SEAT, BELTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE,
PROPERLY INSTALLED CHILD SEAT, OR CORRECTLY WEARING A SEAT BELT IF TOO LARGE FOR A CHILD SEAT.
1997
1998
2002
BabySmart system
The first automatic child-seat recognition system, BabySmart™
automatically deactivates the front passenger’s front air bag
when a BabySmart-compatible child seat is properly installed.1
10-way air-bag protection
Offering 10-way protection is an 8-air-bag system comprised
of dual-stage front air bags, front and rear side-impact air
bags, and innovative Head Protection Curtains that help to
protect the front and rear outboard occupants from broken
glass and head injuries.1
Sensotronic Brake Control
Exclusive to the E-Class and SL-Class, Sensotronic, the world’s
first production electrohydraulic braking system, automatically
determines the most effective brake pressure to apply at each
wheel individually, adding up to better control — especially in
corners. Under normal braking, it precisely modulates the
brake pressure to bring you to a smoother stop. Even before
you brake, Sensotronic is working for you. Lift your foot off the
accelerator quickly, and Sensotronic sets the brake pads near
to the discs for even quicker response. Turn on the windshield
wipers, and Sensotronic periodically and imperceptibly applies
the brakes to keep them drier and ready for action.
1998
Head Protection Curtains
Found in all Mercedes coupes, sedans, wagons and SUVs
for 2005, these multiple-chamber air bags deploy along the
windows of the front and rear doors on the affected side,
to help protect the front and outboard second-row
occupants from head injury and broken glass in a side
impact or certain rollovers.1
Crumple zones
Advanced front and rear crumple zones progressively
deform to help absorb the force of an impact. Fullwidth crossmembers and an ellipsoidal front bulkhead
help transfer some impact energy around the cabin
for added protection. Underhood components are
also staggered to prevent their stacking up in a severe
frontal impact, to reduce the likelihood of intrusion
into the cabin.
1999
Active Body Control (ABC)
The most advanced active suspension on the market, ABC
allows you a driving experience you simply cannot find
elsewhere. ABC uses a system of sensors and electronically
controlled high-pressure hydraulics to instantly counteract
the forces of vibration, pitch, dive, squat and roll. Self-leveling
ABC even lets you raise the ride height for added clearance
on rutted roads or in deep snow.
Side-impact protection
A reinforced floorpan, doors and door sills are
part of an integrated safety structure that
includes reinforced seat structures to afford
formidable protection against side impacts.
2004
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
OCS automatically turns the front passenger’s front air bag on
or off, and determines its rate of inflation, based on the weight
category determined by sensors in the front passenger seat.1
Head restraints
To help reduce the likelihood of whiplash and
neck injury, every new Mercedes provides a
head restraint for every occupant. Most models
also allow remote-control retraction of the rearseat head restraints via a dashboard switch, to
improve the driver’s rearward vision when there
are no rear passengers.
Tele Aid SOS button
With Tele Aid, when a system subscriber needs
emergency assistance, pressing the SOS button
connects them to a live person who can summon
paramedics or police, and call their on-file
emergency contacts. The system transmits
their location using GPS satellites, and even
automatically calls for help if an air bag or
ETD deploys.2
1 WARNING: THE FORCES OF A DEPLOYING AIR BAG CAN CAUSE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY TO A CHILD UNDER AGE 13. THE SAFEST SEATING POSITION FOR YOUR CHILD IS IN THE REAR SEAT, BELTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE, PROPERLY INSTALLED CHILD SEAT, OR
CORRECTLY WEARING A SEAT BELT IF TOO LARGE FOR A CHILD SEAT. WITH BABYSMART SYSTEM, A CHILD UNDER 13 MUST NOT USE THE FRONT SEAT UNLESS THE CHILD IS BELTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE, PROPERLY INSTALLED BABYSMART-COMPATIBLE CHILD
SEAT AND THE “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” INDICATOR REMAINS ILLUMINATED. NOTE: ON ALL 2005 C-CLASS SPORT COUPES, ALL 2005 E-CLASS MODELS, AND ON C-CLASS SEDANS AND WAGONS (EXCEPT C55 AMG) PRODUCED AFTER APPROXIMATELY LATE SUMMER
2004, OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) IS SCHEDULED TO REPLACE BABYSMART SYSTEM. OCS IS DESIGNED TO TURN THE FRONT PASSENGER’S FRONT AIR BAG OFF WHEN THE SYSTEM SENSES THE WEIGHT OF A TYPICAL CHILD 12 MONTHS OLD OR LESS,
PLUS THE WEIGHT OF A STANDARD APPROPRIATE CHILD RESTRAINT. SEE OPERATOR’S MANUAL TO DETERMINE WHICH SYSTEM YOUR VEHICLE HAS, FOR IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THESE SYSTEMS, AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE
TRANSPORTATION OF CHILDREN HEAVIER THAN A TYPICAL 12-MONTH-OLD. 2 Tele Aid equipment is optional on most C-Class models, standard on all other models. First year’s basic Tele Aid service provided at no additional cost with subscription. subscription
and acquaintance call required for service to be active. Tele Aid operates only where cellular and Global Positioning System coverage are available. See dealer for details of telematics services.
Who cares about being first?
Your neighbor.
Neighborhood watch takes on a whole new meaning
When you own a Mercedes, you’ll just have to face up to the fact that people will look, and people will talk.
But that’s really nothing new, because the world has been fascinated by Mercedes-Benz design as long as
there have been Mercedes automobiles. Our secret? We don’t style a car to look good for just this year, or
even the next few years. Instead, we believe a Mercedes should inspire passion for a lifetime. It’s why many of
our creations not only become more desirable as time goes by, but some, like the 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s,
even become cultural icons. They’ve been immortalized in the art of Andy Warhol and in music from Janis
Joplin to Jay-Z. You’ll even find that the CL-Class and CLK-Class are the leaders in a modern renaissance of
pillarless coupe design. So it shouldn’t surprise you that Mercedes owners often become Mercedes collectors,
and that certain models are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. And while only the rarest models are
likely to reach those kind of values, we think that with its timeless style, your appreciation of your Mercedes
will begin almost immediately. And that’s something worth looking into.
E 320 Sedan
Who cares about being first?
Every automaker.
Every car on the road is a Mercedes
Wishful thinking on our part? Perhaps. But more important, no matter what kind of vehicle you drive, you’re probably enjoying technology that
Mercedes-Benz developed first. Since 1886, when we patented the very first automobile, we’ve been continually testing, designing and innovating
to make automobiles better. In fact, Mercedes-Benz has pioneered, patented and introduced thousands of advances in performance, safety
and convenience — many of which eventually show up on virtually every automobile. Along the way, we’ve created items that many might take for
granted now, but were revolutionary when they were introduced, including fuel injection, 4-wheel independent suspension — even the honeycomb
radiator design of 1901 that still makes efficient engine-cooling possible today. You’ll also find state-of-the-art safety features like our ESP stability
control and emergency-sensing Brake Assist. We’re flattered that so many of our competitors adopt our technology. So if you’re wondering what
all cars will have in the future, all you have to do is see what’s on a Mercedes today.
No company has done more to improve the automobile than the one who invented it
In 1886, Karl Benz earned the patent for the first automobile. He went on to earn the
patents for the first motorcycle and the first truck, too. Having developed such
revolutionary ideas for their time, an ordinary man might have decided to rest on his
laurels. But Karl Benz loved machinery — especially automobiles. And he loved to
innovate, continually improving and even reinventing his ideas. Over the years, the
1886
The first car
1951
The crumple zone
1936
The first diesel passenger car
1989
The pop-up roll bar
1997
SmartKey
1995
Electronic Stability
Program
1997
Touch Start
1996
Panorama roof
1998
Head Protection
Curtains
1998
10-way air-bag
protection
1954
Fuel injection
1997
The first compact
fuel-cell car
vision, spirit and determination of one man grew to become the defining character of
one company — Mercedes-Benz. Whether it’s the advancement of performance, safety,
durability or convenience, the inquisitive spirit of the man who invented the very first
automobile lives in everything we do, even to this day. You might say that Mercedes-Benz
has been reinventing the automobile for 119 years.
1911
The first multivalve engine
1971
A patent for
the air bag
1921
The supercharged engine
1981
Seat-belt Emergency
Tensioning Device (ETD)
1997
Low-emission
SUV
1982
Multilink rear
suspension
1997
Brake Assist
1931
Independent suspension
1985
Electronic
traction control
1997
BabySmart™ system
1999
1999
1999
1999
2000
2001
Active Body Control
Climate-control seat-belt usage sensors
Airmatic semi-active suspension
Distronic adaptive cruise control
Keyless Go
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The most advanced active suspension
on the market, ABC uses a system of
sensors and electronically controlled
high-pressure hydraulics to instantly
counteract the forces of vibration, pitch,
dive, squat and roll. You can also raise
the ride height for added clearance.
Seat-belt usage sensors allow the climate
control to focus first on occupied seating
positions. A perfect example of how
Mercedes-Benz systems work together
to make things better for you.
Airmatic uses electronically controlled
air springs to maintain an ideally
balanced ride. It also lowers the ride
height at higher speeds for improved
aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
And automatic 4-wheel level control
responds to passenger and cargo loads.
The industry’s first adaptive cruise
control, Distronic monitors the
distance of the vehicle ahead to help
maintain your preset speed and
following distance automatically.1
Keyless Go lets you lock or unlock
your vehicle without removing the key
from your pocket or purse. Start-up
is equally easy: Put your foot on the
brake, tap the top of the gearshift,
and you’re ready to drive off.
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
Drive-Dynamic front seats
PRE-SAFE
Twin-turbo V-12 engine
Sensotronic Brake Control
7-speed automatic transmission
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When you’re cornering, air chambers in
each side bolster automatically inflate
and deflate to help hold you in position.
Make a hard left turn, and the right
bolster firms up with air. A sharp right,
and the left side inflates.
If, by monitoring the Brake Assist and
the Electronic Stability Program,
PRE-SAFE® senses that an accident is
possible, it will take action to better
protect you, including tensioning the
front seat belts, adjusting the front
passenger seat — even closing the
sunroof for an imminent rollover.
The recipe for 493 hp and 590 lb-ft
of torque includes such impressive
technology as two liquid-to-air
intercoolers, die-cast alloy engine
block, heads and pistons, and
magnesium cylinder-head covers.
The world’s first production
electrohydraulic braking system uses
its genius to improve everyday driving
situations. Lift your foot off the
accelerator quickly — as you would
when making a sudden stop — and
Sensotronic sets the brake pads closer
to the discs for even quicker response.
Turn on the windshield wipers, and
Sensotronic periodically and
imperceptibly applies the brakes to
keep them drier and ready for action.
2004
Another industry first, the 7-speed
automatic transmission finds the ideal
gear for every situation, while providing
smoother, quicker shifts that keep the
power coming on strong at virtually
any speed.
New high-output, high-efficiency engines
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With the launch of the 2005 SLK, an all- new engine family
debuts. In the SLK350, it’s a 36-valve DOHC V-6 producing
268 hp and featuring continuously variable intake and
exhaust valves, a two-stage intake manifold, innovative
tumble flaps in the intake ducts, and alloy heads and block.
Some features are optional or not available on some models. See model brochure or your dealer for details.
1 Distronic adaptive cruise control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does not react to
stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and lane layout of the road or the movement
of vehicles ahead, and it can only apply a maximum of 20% of vehicle braking power. It is the driver’s
responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering,
braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle.
c.
Graded on a curve
When the road tests the mettle of a vehicle’s handling
a.
systems, you want nothing less than outstanding
performance. That’s why every Mercedes-Benz offers
industry-leading innovations, such as our pioneering ESP stability control that remains the standard of
the industry. Select models employ our Airmatic air suspension that proves a car can give sport-sedan
performance without sacrificing a luxurious ride. For true handling honors, look no further than our
Active Body Control (ABC) — the most advanced active suspension system available — which can virtually
eliminate body roll when cornering. And for advanced studies in traction, Mercedes innovations include
the revolutionary 4-wheel Electronic Traction System ( 4-ETS ) , and the all-season grip of 4 MATIC ™ allwheel drive. So while others may hope for a passing grade, we’re only happy when we set the curve.
a.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Every Mercedes enjoys a handling advantage that allows it to react
quickly and confidently to unexpected driving situations. It’s our
Electronic Stability Program, which continuously monitors your steering
and braking actions while you’re cornering and compares them to the
actual vehicle path. If it senses the onset of plowing (understeer) or
fishtailing (oversteer), ESP brakes individual wheels and/or reduces
excess engine power, to help keep you on course. ESP also incorporates
traction control to help control wheelspin during acceleration.1
1 No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics. Performance
is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. Always
drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Best performance in snow is obtained with
winter tires.
b.
Multilink suspensions and ADS II adaptive damping
For legendary control, every Mercedes passenger car enjoys 4-wheel
multilink suspension2 featuring antidive geometry for exceptional
poise, even under severe braking. The rear multilink design — a
Mercedes innovation — controls rear-wheel movement with outstanding
precision, making it ideal for rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Part of our
Airmatic air suspension,3 the Adaptive Damping System (ADS II) lets
you tailor your driving experience with three selectable suspension
modes — two for sport and one for comfort — and continually optimizes
ride and handling by individually adjusting each wheel’s shock absorber
every time the wheel changes its direction of up/down travel.
2 Double wishbone front suspension on E-Class and S-Class models with 4MATIC
all-wheel drive. 3 Airmatic and ADS II standard on E500, E55 AMG, S 430 and
S500 models, and optional on E 320 models (except E 320 CDI).
b.
d.
4-wheel Electronic Traction System
Our advanced 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS) is an innovation in all-wheel
traction that can help get your all-wheel-drive Mercedes moving even if only one wheel
has grip. If 4-ETS detects the onset of wheelspin, it applies the brakes to the slipping
wheel or wheels, to restore the balance of the engine’s torque to all four wheels. By
simulating the effect of locking the front, center or rear differentials, 4-ETS helps ensure
that power is sent to where the traction is — even if that’s only one wheel.1 There are no
buttons to push or levers to engage. It’s an integral part of the full-time 4-wheel drive and
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) of every M-Class and G-Class, and every Mercedes
sedan or wagon with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
c.
Active Body Control (ABC)
ABC allows you a driving experience you simply cannot find elsewhere,
providing an ideal balance of ride and handling, and is capable of
cornering with virtually no body roll. ABC uses a system of sensors and
electronically controlled high-pressure hydraulics to instantly counteract
the forces of vibration, pitch, dive, squat and roll. Self-leveling, automaticlowering ABC even lets you raise the ride height for added clearance on
rutted roads or in deep snow.
Active Body Control (ABC) standard on SL-Class, CL-Class, S55 AMG and S600, and
optional on S 430 and S500.
d.
4MATIC all-wheel drive
With 4MATIC, you get the outstanding control of all-wheel drive without
sacrificing true sport-sedan driving enjoyment. The system is always
engaged and always sending torque to every wheel. With 60% of the overall
torque distributed to the rear wheels, crisp steering and the balanced feel
of a rear-wheel-drive vehicle are retained, making a 4MATIC Mercedes a
joy to drive in any season. And 4MATIC works together with our standard
corner-taming ESP, enhancing the all-wheel advantage through curves in
rain, snow or even sun.
4MATIC optional on C-Class Luxury models, E-Class (except E 320 CDI and E55 AMG),
S 430 and S500, and standard on E500 4MATIC Wagon.
Who cares about being first?
Lifesavers.
When you don’t have a second to lose
The streets of Copenhagen are narrow, twisty and often made of cobblestone. They’re also the lifeline
for the Danish Ambulance Service, which has made over 12,500 emergency responses in their Mercedes
SUVs. Working as a team, driver Torben Bang Christensen, Dr. Annemarie Sørensen and their ML 320 leave
the hospital hundreds of times each year with one goal in mind — being first on the scene of a medical
emergency. Sometimes they travel at high speed through those narrow streets. And sometimes they
need to use the sidewalk, or cut across parks — whatever it takes. Dodging cars, cyclists and pedestrians
along the way. Even the weather throws down its own challenges, including sleet, rain and heavy winter
snow. And no matter what obstacles may come their way, with its durability, responsiveness and vault-like
security, both Annemarie and Torben agree: “When we drive in the ML, we feel very safe.”
Lifetime Roadside Assistance
The first of its kind, the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program is still the
only one that remains in effect for the entire life of the vehicle. Our Roadside
Assistance technicians are accomplished problem-solvers who can draw on years
of experience and training to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. And
if that isn’t impressive enough, our legendary Roadside Assistance service includes
Sign and Drive, which will bring you some fuel if you’ve run out, replace a flat tire
with your spare, or jump-start your car if the battery is dead. All at no charge, and
all for as long as you’re driving a Mercedes-Benz — even somebody else’s. And
while this is more than any other manufacturer provides, when it comes to your
peace of mind, we wouldn’t consider doing any less.1
116 heads of state
Wolfgang Wöstendieck is a chauffeur who drove for the German government for many years. In his tenure, he had
the honor of carrying 116 heads of state, including presidents, premiers and prime ministers. And regardless of
title, they all enjoyed the security, luxury and serenity of his Mercedes-Benz 600 “Pullman” limousine — even when
they needed to travel at speeds approaching 120 mph. These magnificent automobiles were made to order in the
’60s and ’70s, and many still carry the world’s dignitaries from place to place today. Reunited with one of the 600s
he drove — now a cherished museum piece — Wolfgang’s fondness for the car remains strong. Immaculately dressed
and soft-spoken, he proudly shows the car’s special amenities such as the reclining rear seats or the soft amber
interior lighting. When it’s time to go, it shouldn’t surprise you that Wolfgang drives off in his own Mercedes-Benz.
After all, he wouldn’t dream of treating the dignitaries in his life to anything less.
Tele Aid wrench button
Press the wrench button to request our legendary Roadside Assistance.
You’ll be connected to a trained professional who knows your location,
the model of your car, even its color.2
Tele Aid SOS button
When trouble strikes, help for you or others is just the push of a button
away. The SOS button will connect you to Mercedes-Benz emergency
response personnel who can summon paramedics and police, and call
your on-file emergency contacts. And you can feel secure knowing that
if your air bag deploys, the system will automatically call for help, and
will alert us to your location by satellite.2
Tele Aid i-button
Information, please. Press the
i-button and the Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Center
can help you get answers to
vehicle questions or locate your
nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer.
To further enhance your
ownership experience, you can
also use the i-button to connect
to optional services such as
Route Assistance and Traffic
Information.2
Traffic Information and Route Assistance
An option of your Tele Aid subscription features an automated
voice menu to give you hands-free access to information you need.
Tele Aid’s Traffic Information service offers real-time, voicedelivered traffic reports that are based on your vehicle’s current
location — within a 5-mile radius, or along any of up to five regular
commutes that you program at our website. Traffic reports are
available in over 100 cities and can be updated every minute.
Unlimited, nationwide operator-delivered Route Assistance can
help get you to your destination with a minimum of wasted time.
1 Roadside Assistance repairs may involve charges for parts, service and towing. Vehicle must be accessible from
main roads. Depending on the circumstances, these services may be provided by an outside service, courtesy of
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. For models factory-equipped with no spare tire, Roadside Assistance will
attempt to reinflate a flat tire after using the vehicle’s Tirefit puncture sealant. For full details of Sign and Drive
services, as well as the Roadside Assistance Program, please see your dealer. 2 First year’s basic Tele Aid service
provided at no additional cost with subscription. Subscription and acquaintance call required for service to be
active. Tele Aid operates only where cellular and Global Positioning System coverage are available. See your dealer
for details of telematics services.