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Help confirming AMG G55

Hi all,

I need your help in determining whether the G I bought is a G500 or G55.

It has all the bits and pieces consistent with being a genuine g55, wheels, badges, etc. as well as the most telling sign of all the 5.5 liter v8 AMG engine. But I got concerned when I checked the VIN on the russian vin decoder website when results that came back said it to be a G500.

Perhaps someone can help me, VIN is as follows: WDB4632481X125432

Thanks in advance!
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Appears to be a G500, not a G55.

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thanks for the reply flyboyike...sharing my reply on the Gwagen thread:

Thanks for your reply djdinaz, as you can imagine this issue has been driving me bananas over the last few days. Thing is, other than what was indicated in the vin decoder, I had no reason to suspect that my g55 was not genuine. And having owned several Mercedes AMG cars through the years I was fairly confident that I'd know how to spot a counterfeit.

In any case I think I'll take your advice and have my local dealer check both the car and VIN for me. Meantime, I think I've got reason to be hopeful after checking 2 other vin decoder sites:

VIN: ???????? VIN ??????????? Mercedes-Benz | CARInfo

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While they still identify my truck as a G500 both sites indicate an engine code of 113.982 which is said to be the 5.5 liter AMG 354 PS as opposed to the g500's 113.962 5 litre engine.

Additionally also indicated in the SA Code is zy2 code which is said to mean 5.5l amg.

Based on some anecdotal info gathered from the various sources, early 1st gen g55s are often identified as g500s on VIN check - but with correct AMG engine codes as identifiers.

Also found this old thread from 2011 tackling the same:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/g-cl...vin-check.html

In any case, keeping my fingers crossed.... thanks again!
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It looks like it could be a G55 AMG, with the 113.982 engine.

G500s have model designation 463.249, G55 AMG are 463.246 (among others, including yours) and G55K AMG are 463.271.

The VIN database isn't perfect, and any minor discrepancies will remain uncorrected.
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My startek show G500 with engine 113.962
model designation 463.248


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That is also what EPC Net thinks it is.
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On the other hand, seems like an awful lot of work for a "counterfitter" to not only stick on some badgework, but to install the correct engine and everything else as well.

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