G55 AMG adorns the garage of Bollywood's heartthrob, Ranbir Kapoor

author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Wednesday 05 June 2013, 10:22 AM

Bollywood stars and their penchant is well known in the country with many of them owning some of the best models ever made on the planet. From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to Eimran Hashmi has some or other ride to boast of. Some of the popular vehicles owned by the Bollywood celebrities include Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Ghost, Audi Q7, Shelby Mustang, Range Rover, Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8, among others. Recently, the new heartthrob of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor was seen driving around in the Mercedes G-Class G55 AMG. The actor is only one of few in the country to own the lean and mean machine from the house of German car maker.

The car that comes powered by the 5.5-litre V8 Supercharged engine has 5439 cc of engine displacement at its disposal. This powertrain comes mated to an automatic transmission unit and is capable of producing a maximum power of 500 bhp and peak torque of 700 Nm. The petrol powered model has a fuel efficiency rate of 5.5 kmpl in city and 9.5 kmpl on highway. However, with a massive fuel tank of 80 litres, the G55 AMG boasts of good range. On its interior, the car can easily accommodate 7 adults. Some of the highlights of Mercedes G55 AMG are Anti-lock Braking System, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking System and leather upholstery. This car is capable of clocking 100 kmph from standstill in just 6.3 seconds.

Ranbir Kapoor is known to treat himself to the finest of cars with every hit that he delivers. It seems apt that with his recent hit flick, 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani', he treats himself with this majestic beast from Mercedes. This Bollywood movie that has been directed by the talented young director, Ayan Mukherji has been receiving a rave review from critics and audience alike. Released on May 31, 2013 the film witnessed a bumper opening with total gross earning by Sunday being Rs. 62.11 crore. The movie broke all records in terms of weekend collection and surpassed many blockbuster films that were launched last year. With the success of this youth centric movie, it only seem apt that the lead actor would get something unmatchable to celebrate the same and the Mercedes G55 AMG fits the bill to the T.

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