Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the G500 4x4 off-roader, which blends the
technology from the mighty G63 6x6
with a newly-developed variable chassis and the series-production G-Class body.
A large pinch of V8 power with 416 hp (310 kW), a set of 22-inch 325/55-sized wheels, carbon-fiber body parts and then just gourmet ingredients from the designo Exclusive range for the interior - and the 5-star menu for all off-road enthusiasts is ready.
The G63 AMG 6x6 donates an amended version of the ruggedly determined permanent all-wheel-drive powertrain with portal axles. The engine compartment houses a completely new V8 engine with a displacement of four liters, direct injection and biturbo charging. Also new is the chassis with dual spring/damper struts and adjustable damping.
Finally, in the interior, the G500 4x4² occupants enjoy comfort and an ambience on a par with a luxury saloon.
Exterior and Interior Design: Mercedes G500 4x4 Offers Sporty Luxury
In visual terms the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² raises no doubts as to its passion. The voluminous tires, the huge distance to the ground, the height of about 88.6 inches (2.25 meters) with a width of 82.7 inches (2.10 meters) and the clear, straight design command respect right from the first glance.
The interior of the G500 4x4² features a designo Exclusive package. The seat bolsters and head restraints as well as the dashboard, center console and armrests in the doors are styled in black designo leather with white contrasting topstitching. The seat surfaces and door panels are covered in microfiber.
No More Slow Punctures: Beadlock Wheels with MT Tires
For punishing off-road trips, mud/terrain tires (M/T) in size 37 x 12.5 x 18 inches on special beadlock wheels are available. The special two-piece 18-inch wheels allow the driver to lower the air pressure to enhance the traction of slippery surfaces. With standard wheels, the tires can come off during steering maneuvers or ingression of sand can infiltrate the sealing surface between the tire and wheel rim and thus leads to a slow puncture. Not so with these special wheels. With this type of design, during assembly the tire is pinched in so tightly between the two wheel halves and an inner beadlock ring that it cannot slip off the rim and no sand can enter, even in the case of total loss of air.