Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4 squares up for production

Outstanding response to the “Extreme-G”: the G 500 4×42 show car proved hugely popular with many customers and is set to enter series production. In the superlative-studded history of the G-Class, the G 500 4×42 is the new highlight in the model range. The technical package consists of the all-wheel drivepowertrain including portal axles and the new 4-litre V8 engine with twinturbocharging and an output of 310 kW (422hp). All the other G‑Class models have further improved interiors andpowertrains, and meet the highest emissions standard Euro 6. The G 350 d, G 500, AMG G 63, AMG G 65 and G 500 4×4² can be ordered with immediate effect.

Mercedes G500 side

Mercedes G500 side

A new addition to the extreme G-Class model family: the AMG G 63 6×6 is gaining a sibling in the form of the G 500 4×42. The series-production models of the G-Class provide the basis in the form of the body and ladder-type frame, which compensate for the considerably increased performance of the G 500 4×42 with no problem and without any type of reinforcements. The AMG G 63 6×6 has contributed an adapted version of the permanent all-wheel drive powertrain with portal axles.

Mercedes G500 front

Mercedes G500 front

The new model is powered by the new V8 powerpack with a displacement of four litres, direct injection and twin turbocharging. The efficient and clean 4.0-litre biturbo engine develops an output of 310 kW (422 hp) and maximum torque of 610 newton metres, and meets the Euro 6 emissions standard including the maximum particulate limit prescribed from 2016. The eight-cylinder has a set of exclusive genes: it is based on the new generation of V8 engines developed by Mercedes-AMG that have already coaxed exceptional levels of performance out of the Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C 63. The G 500 4×42 will be in Mercedes-Benz dealer showrooms from December 2015.

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