Vath tunes Mercedes-Benz G55 to 680 horses

Vath tunes Mercedes-Benz G55 to 680 horses

The old faithful Mercedes-Benz G Class is a relatively rare beast here in NZ, especially in the top spec G55 AMG form. While the AMG-badged G Wagen is a serious machine, the tuning team at Väth have decided to up the ante on the hardcore Benz SUV to the tune of 680 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. This marks output increases of 180 hp and 104 lb-ft over a factory-fresh G55, perfect for those moments when you have to haul it in your offroader.

The engine tuning involves tweaks like a new intake manifold, a revised outlet system, new coolers and Väth’s bespoke fuel cooler. Combined it aids in the healthy power increase, but it also allows the G55 to reach a top cruising speed of 265 kph. To manage the extra power, Väth has lowered the G55 and fitted sport shock absorbers and hardcore 15.4-inch sport brake discs.

Visual upgrades include LED daytime running lamps, Xenon foglights, a sport exhaust system out back and 22-inch light metal rims shod in 295/35 Yokohama ADV ST tyres. In the cabin, carbon fibre inserts have been added to the standard leather trim, and a new sport steering wheel features Alcantara upholstery.

The old faithful Mercedes-Benz G Class is a relatively rare beast here in NZ, especially in the top spec G55 AMG form. While the AMG-badged G Wagen is a serious machine, the tuning team at Väth have decided to up the ante on the hardcore Benz SUV to the tune of 680 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. This marks output increases of 180 hp and 104 lb-ft over a factory-fresh G55, perfect for those moments when you have to haul it in your offroader.

The engine tuning involves tweaks like a new intake manifold, a revised outlet system, new coolers and Väth’s bespoke fuel cooler. Combined it aids in the healthy power increase, but it also allows the G55 to reach a top cruising speed of 265 kph. To manage the extra power, Väth has lowered the G55 and fitted sport shock absorbers and hardcore 15.4-inch sport brake discs.

Visual upgrades include LED daytime running lamps, Xenon foglights, a sport exhaust system out back and 22-inch light metal rims shod in 295/35 Yokohama ADV ST tyres. In the cabin, carbon fibre inserts have been added to the standard leather trim, and a new sport steering wheel features Alcantara upholstery.

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