Maybe we should entitle our posting for today as “Spyshots Series” as we bring you another spyshots and this time is the long-awaited 2012 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG SUV. It’s kinda weird that we spotted the 2012 G55 took the test drive as we previously reported that the three-pointed German automaker was working on the G65. Well, it is just bunch of spyshots, but you probably notice that the 2012 G55 has less, well, more like no camouflage what-so-ever which means that the SUV is at the final stage of development.
Our colleagues who took the spyshots said that the engine sound was disappointing and really far from what we have expected. The ugly engine sound was belong to the V8 powertrain which we think is not the suitable engine for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G55. It seems like the V12 has been planned to power the G65 AMG, so, the 2012 G55 has no other choice than to accept the V8 powertrain.
So, V8 it is for the 2012 G55 AMG SUV. Can’t complaint, but if that’s the truth, we just hope that the German auto manufacturer will not make mistake. At first, the V8 engine for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG SUV was the supercharged, but then the R&D puts the 6.2L V8 or the new 5.5L twin-turbo V8.