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24/7 Wall St.: Cars So Hot They Are Out of Stock

3. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Days to turn: 14
2012 sales: 1,162
Price: $113,000
Configuration: SUV

The G-Class is the highest-end line of Mercedes SUVs. That may be why, since 2007, average annual sales have only been about 1,000 units. The G comes in two versions. The first has the 5.5-liter engine used in two other of Mercedes’ more powerful cars that are not part of the race-inspired AMG line. The second is the G63 AMG, which has a base price of $134,300. Its biturbo V8 puts out 536 horsepower to power an SUV that can pull as much as 7,500 pounds. According to a writer for Road & Track, “Mercedes claims the 5721-pound beast hits 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. I believe it.”
(PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

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