The New Mercedes-Benz G 550 4×4² Leaves Little To The Imagination

June 5th, 2020 by


In October of 2017, Mercedes-Benz made the decision to retire the G500 4×4² and left us without a clear sign of whether or not the rough and tough off-road truck would get a mighty newcomer to take its place in the G-Class’s new generation. Sometime later, the company said that the G500 obtained a “phenomenal response” and has certainly played a big factor in the confidence of their decision-making process giving the role to the new successor. Moving up to now, various automotive news sites were able to obtain the first spy photos of the new G500 4×4².

Surprisingly the new model sports almost no camouflage, but in spite of this the truck looks a bit…incomplete, its a bit hard to see the vision since it has a bunch of testing equipment connected to the exterior. What is quite noticeable is that the side-exit pipes used for the exhaust system are nowhere to be found, as they were previously featured in the model’s former generation, but not in this particular prototype. One should be aware that there could be some accessories coming with the new G-Class model since it was seen with added heaviness on the roof rack and the spiffy visor on the windscreen. Also, there appears to be a small ladder on the truck’s backside as well as a rear-mounted spare wheel right next to it.

Based on what has been revealed so far, the upcoming G-Class 4×4² will be established on the G500 version of the terrain-tackling vehicle, suggesting there ought to be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood. However, at this moment, only time will tell if it will be in the standard Mercedes style or in an AMG®. No matter the case, it will boost at least 416 horsepower with 450 lb-ft of torque.

.Additionally, the former generation of the action-packed truck included portal axles and an outstanding ground clearance of 450 millimeters (17.7 inches), as well as a remarkable fording ability of 1,000 mm (39.3 inches). The intense off-roader also featured 22-inch alloy wheels with special 325/55 R22 tires. Comparable specifications for the new G-Class model are expected.

Overall, the upcoming G-Class currently looks pretty similar to its predecessor besides its latest LED headlights and taillights, and the restyled in-house structure. It is also joyous to know that the German-based company is making plans on a succeeding off-roading vehicle. Based on some uncut details, it’s possible that it will be released sometime next year and go on sale as a 2022 model. 

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Unfortunately, we have a bit of a wait on the arrival of the new road-truckin’ G-Class, but fortunately, Mercedes-Benz of Washington has a wide variety of premium vehicles that are also energetic and technologically advanced as the high-class truck. Just like the G-Class, our models have plenty of features like the MBUX infotainment system, which has the ability to understand natural speech, and also includes navigation, as well as Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto. Our wide selection caters to the individual needs of each and every customer. If you are interested in any of our models, please visit our website and take a look through our online new Mercedes inventory, then speak with an online representative for further assistance.

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