4WD Week: 2009 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG “Le Tech Bigfoot”

The Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen has a reputation that precedes it. Around the world, this truck has been known for its superior off-road capability, in no small part due to its three locking differentials. As a result, it has become a favorite of emergency services and militaries the world over. In the US, however, the G Wagen has a bit of a mixed reputation. I’ve always been a fan of the beast. Those who know me tend to shake their head in disbelief, as many friends who are non-automotive enthusiasts can’t understand who would pay good money for such an ugly thing, as some have called it. For me, however, the beauty of this vehicle lies in its functionality. While many Americans view the G Wagen as an accessory for the rich and famous, it sells this truck short on its history, longevity and purpose in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. This has been the longest produced vehicle to wear the Mercedes-Benz badge, now going on 34 years.

This particular 2009 G55 AMG for sale in Texas has had a number of alterations, including a lifted suspension, knobbier tires and slimmer bumpers handy for traversing those steep inclines. The modifications may seem a bit crass given the luxury intentions of the AMG G Class, but this is one seriously capable off-road machine.

Year: 2009
Model: G55
Engine: 5.5 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 16,667 mi
Price: $129,999 Buy It Now

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TEAM AUTOPLEX IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE GERMAN OFF-ROAD WINNER, “LE TECH BIGFOOT.” A 2009 BEHEMOTH SUPERCHARGED MERCEDES BENZ G55 AMG SUV, WITH ONLY 16,667 MILES ON THE CLOCK!

*** WOW!!! OVER 200K INVESTED IN THIS TOTAL TRANFORMATION AND VALUED TODAY AT $172K ASKING ONLY $129,000! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE AND WON’T LAST LONG SO CALL 713.789.0000 NOW! ***

*** FOR OUR OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS, TEAM AUTOPLEX WILL SHIP YOUR VEHICLE WORLDWIDE! ***

~ 2 OWNER AND CLEAN AUTOCHECK

~ 5.5L V8 SUPERCHARGED ENGINE

~ AMG SPORTLINE PACKAGE

~ HEATED LEATHER DESIGNO SEATS FRONT AND REAR

~ LOTS OF CARBON FIBER ACCENTS INSIDE & OUT

~ 18′ ALLOYS W / 37 x 12.5 / R18 YOKOHAMA TIRES!

~ SUNROOF

~ NAVIGATION / REAR BACK – UP CAMERA

~ SATELLITE

~ BLUETOOTH

~ POWER WINCH

~ OASIS COMPRESSOR – AUTOMATIC TIRE INFALTION

[ZK0] CHARCOAL, DESIGNO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
INCLUDED STANDARD EQUIPMENT

INTERIOR
10-way pwr heated multi-contour front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar 3-position seat memory, adjustable head restraints, neumatic side bolsters, thigh support
4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, easy-entry & exit feature
AMG leather & wood-trimmed shift knob
Anti-theft alarm system
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console
Auxiliary pwr outlet
Carpet in excellent condition
Center console w/attachable & adjacent cup holders
Cruise control
Designo leather seat trim
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & coolant temp
Floormats in excellent condition
Front/rear carpeted floor mats
Heated 60/40-split-folding rear seats w/(3) adjustable head restraints
Integrated 3-button HomeLink compatible garage door control
Interior in excellent condition
Leather & wood-trimmed heated steering wheel w/multi-function display controls
Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot
Locator lighting w/path illumination
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
Multi-function displays in speedometer face -inc: trip computer, engine oil level check, digital speedometer, message indicator, driver-programmable settings, navigation system route guidance, exterior temp gauge, audio status, engine coolant temp, phone menu
Night security illumination
Pwr windows w/1-touch express down
Rear parking assist
Rear view camera
Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
Seats in excellent condition
Silver accented AMG instrument cluster
SmartKey infrared remote -inc: windows open/close, sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking
Stainless-steel door sill trim
Steering wheel audio controls
designo natural maple wood trim

EXTERIOR
19″ x 9.5″ AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Bi-xenon light-sensing headlamps w/heated high pressure washers
Chrome-finish front bumper underbar
Chrome-finish front turn signal cages & tail lamp cages
Chrome-finish grille guard w/brush guard
Corner-illuminating halogen foglamps
Exterior in excellent condition
Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
P265/60R18 mud & snow spare tire w/alloy wheel
P275/55R19 mud & snow tires
Privacy glass -inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate
Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver side, mirror memory, reverse tilt-down
Pwr heated windshield
Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system
Single red rear foglamp
Stainless-steel running boards
SAFETY
3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter
3-point rear seat belts w/outboard Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist
4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS+)
Advanced tire pressure monitoring system
Child safety rear door locks
Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: dual-stage driver airbag, BabySmart deactivation system
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Front/rear window curtain side airbags
Programmable daytime running lamps
Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) at rear outboard seating positions

MECHANICAL
(3) locking differentials
2-speed transfer case
5-speed automatic transmission w/driver-adaptive shifting
5.5L SOHC 24-valve AMG supercharged V8 engine
AMG pwr slotted & vented 4-wheel disc brakes
AMG sidepipe exhaust w/(2) stainless-steel tips per side
Front stabilizer bar
Front/rear tow hooks
Permanent 4-wheel drive
Recirculating ball steering w/power assist, hydraulic damper
Rigid front/rear axles -inc: longitudinal & transverse links, coil springs, gas shocks

ENTERTAINMENT
COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40-GB hard-drive-based navigation system, Bluetooth interface, enhanced voice control, harman/kardon sound system, AM/FM stereo, integrated 6-disc CD/DVD changer, Sirius satellite radio, HD radio, iPod/MP3 media interface, auxiliary audio input, Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid system

TIRES
37 x 12.50 / r18 Yokohama tires

WHEELS
18 inch aluminum wheels in excellent condition

At the current asking price, we’re well over the original MSRP of a stock G55 AMG, which was just a touch over $100,000. While the modifications included on this G55 are not cheap, only the very well heeled with extra money lying around to spend on a play toy might go for something like this. Even a normal G Wagen isn’t ideally suited to everyday use, but at least it’s conceivable to employ it on the school run. However, if you used this to pick up the kids, rest assured your child will make a lot of new friends who just want to have a go in this beast.

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. The ultimate evolution of a G-wagon, except for the “carbon fiber” fender flares that look like they were trimmed with a drywall knife along the running boards(some people don’t know when to stop). This would be my ultimate no-expense spared dream SUV, what BA machine!

  2. I bought my wife one of these (non bigfoot version), and I must say, they really rock.
    They are worth every single dollar, and the depreciation is one of the lowest in the market !
    Air cooled 911’s and the G model Mercedes must be some of the best cars in the market.

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