The G-Class Mercedes G63 AMG 6 × 6 ceased production to keep exclusivity, but somehow logical that Mercedes has tried to find a kind of illogical substitute in the range of Class G, which attracts attention. The solution was obvious, the Mercedes G 500 4 × 4² which was presented as a prototype at the last Geneva Motor Show. Finally, this model will reach mass production and will be in dealerships this December.
This model uses the remanufactured engine 4.0 V8 biturbo of 422 horses and 610 Nm torque now assembled all Mercedes G 500, but their characteristics are in its suspension system and four-wheel drive, directly inherited from the Mercedes G-Class G63 AMG 6 × 6. Get a ground clearance of 45 centimeters and a wading ability of a meter, in addition to spectacular angles of attack. The secret is in the dough, but in the portals axes or porches.
Of course, this Mercedes G 500 4 × 4² has permanent four wheel drive, reducer, the three differential locks and spectacular off-road tires measuring 325/55 R22. The advantage of the axes cited portals is that axis is higher than the center of the wheel , thus allowing a greater ground clearance. Gears are cascade leading the movement from the axis to the center of the wheel.
With these features it is clear that it will be one of the best Mercedes G-Class off-road, but Mercedes is aware that many of their customers will use it as tourism, so that comfort on asphalt has also been a priority . Has damping piloted with different settings allowing a more comfortable or more sporting weighed one minor body movements. Its height implies a higher center of gravity, but it is offset in part by a track width increased by 30 cm porches axes.
But this spectacular Mercedes G 500 4 × 4² has a price, and it is not cheap. In Germany its starting price will be 226,000 euros , ie, 111,000 euros more than the G500 standard, more than twice !. It’s just more expensive, with 272,000 euros fee, the G65 AMG 6.0 V12 engine of 630 horses.
Source – Mercedes
Mercedes G-Class (W463)
From 101,400 EURO
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