Under the Hood

Adapted from the engine in the automaker’s S-Class sedan and SL-Class roadster, the all-aluminum, 5.0-liter V-8 in the G500 produces 292 horsepower and 336 pounds-feet of torque. Each engine cylinder uses a three-valve twin-spark setup. An electronically controlled five-speed-automatic transmission sends the power to a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a Low range, which is fully synchronized for shift-on-the-fly operation at up to 15 mph. Mercedes-Benz’s Electronic Stability Program is also installed.

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    Switching on the manual drive program
    The manual drive program is only available for vehicles with the dynamic handling package and for AMG vehicles. Manual drive program M is different from drive program S (in AMG vehicles, drive ...

    Engaging park position P
    Push the DIRECT SELECT lever in the direction of arrow P. The automatic transmission shifts automatically into park position P if you open the driver's door when the vehicle is stationary o ...

    Position of the steering wheel when the EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature is active
    The steering wheel swings upwards when you: - remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock - open the driver's door and KEYLESS-GO is in position 1 - open the driver's door and the SmartKey is ...