Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz G model means coming up with a re-tuned version for HAMANN-Motorsport. The subject: a Mercedes-Benz AMG G55 Supercharged. The goal: to fit the standard version of the vehicle with HAMANN Motorsport accessories that can provide additional performance for the G55.
For this project, HAMANN’s expertise in building customizing automobiles according to individual preferences since 1986 comes into play. With this project, HAMANN-Motorsport pays tribute to the original all-terrain vehicle that became a flagship for the series. The G55 Supercharged bears much of the expertise in its exteriors.
First, one can recognize the distinctive throaty sound of the G55’s engine through the stainless steel exhaust system at the rear. HAMANN also had some work done on the G55’s aerodynamic profile, with the goal of enhancing it even further for better performance.
Speaking of performance, the G55, as worked on by HAMANN, gained some dynamics-improving light alloy rims with sizes of 20 to 24 inches. Of course, aesthetics is at its best best thanks to HAMANN’s customized interior equipment and furnishings, which include non-slip aluminum pedals and color-coordinated floor mats. HAMANN had taken the effort to individually tune every aspect of the G55’s aerodynamic profile.
This, in turn, has resulted to an exciting body shape. With HAMANN’s expertise, the car’s profile is not only enhanced to provide more visual appeal, but to optimize air flow and improve aerodynamics. LED daytime running lights also improve the daytime visibility of the HAMANN BMW G55. Smoothly attached to the front spoiler, these new lights add to the dynamic and sporty appearance of the G55, while the roof spoiler works with the new aerodynamic profile of the G55 to reduce lift.
The front and back axle have also been extended by 40 and 60 millimeters, respectively. HAMANN’s redesigns added a brand new rear skirt to the rear portion of the G55. The integrated diffuser is the most distinctive addition to the G55’s overall appearance.
HAMANN also made available optional carbon fibre parts that can be fitted to the G55’s exterior. The parts can be used to replace the standard equipment in the car’s exterior, namely, the radiator grill, headlight protective grid, mirror cases, door handles, air inlets in the side wings, bonnet air blind. Of course, the power train found under the hood of the G55 is at the center of the enhancements by HAMANN.
HAMANN’s HM 600 performance-enhancing kit brings the power output of the 5.4-litre engine of the G55 to 600 horsepower or 441 kW. Serial value, however, is at 507 hp or 373 kW. This impressive power is matched with an equally exceptional torque of 782 Nm, which is produced at 3,000-5,200 rpms. The performance enhancers include a belt pulley kit, a system for managing heat to the car’s gears, and optimizations to the G55’s gear control mechanisms.
With the HM 600 kit installed, the G55’s acceleration is improved and allows it to sprint from a standstill to 100 km in only 5.1 seconds. The engine gives the G55 a maximum speed of 261 kilometers per hour. HAMANN’s modifications to the car’s rims include the use of the DESIGN EDITION RACE “ANODIZED” 24 set of aluminum wheels.
These rims feature bolts made out of titanium, and sport a black rim star at the center of the wheels. The ultra-light wheels are paired with 315/35 R 24 in all four wheels of the G55. Aluminum material is also used in the accessories HAMANN has made available for the interiors of the G55.
Aside from aluminum, HAMANN’s accessories also include 24 interior parts made out of carbon fiber that can be used to replace the standard interior equipment in the G55. Finally, the HAMANN logo can be seen prominently in the brushed stainless steel door sill ledges, to indicate who carried out the modifications.
Together with the embroidered HAMANN floor mat in the interiors, HAMANN has successfully infused its own DNA into the entirety of the G55. The HAMANN version of the G55 also features a 4-spoke steering wheel employing an aerodynamic design for maximum driver comfort when driving.