Tough new Mercedes-Benz G-Class 4x4x2 spied testing in USA.
It’s not exactly like you can hide a test mule of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class 4×4 Squared, so it is no wonder that one enthusiast followed and videoed a mule testing around California.
The extreme version of the G-Wagen is much taller with a huge 430mm ground clearance (over the normal 250mm) thanks to portal axles and massive off-road tyres. There are also dual-struts on each corner for added strength when going hard off-road. Look behind the front bumper and you’ll see a beefier pair of lower control arms – and, behind the wheels, there’s a set of drilled disc brakes and red calipers.
Styling upgrades over the AMG G 63 include broader wheel arches, new alloy wheels wrapped in fatter all-season tyres (not shown here) and a fresh safari roof rack. At the rear, there’s a new metal bumper bar, a new spare wheel mount and a ladder to gain access to the roof.
It will be powered by the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine as the standard AMG G 63, but due to the instability brought on by the added ride height and relatively short wheelbase, Mercedes could electrically reduce the engine’s output.
The previous-generation 4x4x2 only had an output of 310kW, rather than the 430kW the engine is capable of delivering. To reflect this reduction in power, the old model also cast off its “AMG” moniker in favour of a G 500 nameplate, but it remains to be seen whether Mercedes will retain the same tradition with this new car.
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