Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² it is the Germans surprise for the Geneva Motor Show. It is described as a concept very close to the series production. Also, the new G extreme model already follows in the footsteps of the famous Mercedes G 63 AMG 6×6. It is equally impressive and only gives up one of the rear drive axles. In terms of design, Mercedes has kept the tough image highlighted by the AMG front bumper, carbon fiber wings flaring, and ramp LED lights found on the ceiling.
For protection, the G500 4×4² model uses steel shields and tires for rugged terrain which are mounted on 22-inch wheels. Mercedes has confirmed that it will use designo leather seats. To be able to move this monster, the Mercedes engineers have chosen V8 twin-turbo engine displacing 4.0 liters that develops 422 hp.
The Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² concept has very impressive off-road capabilities. The ground clearance is 450 mm, while a standard G 500 only has a ground clearance of 210 mm. Angles of attack and escape stand at 52 degrees and 54 degrees, and in addition it can pass smoothly through water with a depth of one meter.
In terms of aesthetic, the G 500 4×4² does not leave any doubt about its mission.
Since first meeting it, the bulky tires, high ground distance, height of nearly 2.25 meters, a width of about 2.10 meters impose a special sort of respect. The same is true in terms of the clear and precise design that was used.
Other features that stand out are the ornaments with integral LED strip light over the windscreen, partially painted wheel arch flarings, both in fine carbon fiber. To that add the front bumper from the G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG models.
Interior decorations create an air of luxury and sportiness. The G 500 4×4² offers exclusive ambience thanks to the designo Exclusive package. The seat cushions, headrests, dash panel, center console and armrests in the doors are decorated in black designo leather with white contrasting stitching.
The seat surfaces and door panels are clad in DINAMICA microfiber and stand out with an attractive diamond-design quilted. Plus, there is DINAMICA upholstery for the roof linings and body pillars.
The Development Department of Mercedes-Benz G-Class located in Graz, Austria, is the center of competence for everything related to the G class. They are responsible and very involved in developing and supporting the series models of the impressive cross-country vehicle. More than that, the factory from Graz, Austria, has been the production place for all civil and commercial G-Class vehicles starting with 1979.
The decision to send the car into series production depends on the model’s impression on the public. Even so, this way the G-Class is not dying. The G-Class goes through all kinds of changes and becomes something new.