Within the sensible phrases of Mercedes-Benz, solely a G-Class might be higher than a G-Class, and the mighty G 500 4×4 Squared, based mostly on the earlier era of the Gelandewagen, was the most effective of all of them.
Having began as a limited-edition variant of the conventional G-Class, large demand remodeled the G 500 4×4 Squared in a standalone mannequin that’s the epitome of off-road prowess in all the G-Class lineup.
As the one manufacturing passenger automotive with portal axles, a ginormous floor clearance and three locking differentials, the mannequin might traverse nearly any kind of terrain as properly and even higher than some army automobiles.
For the reason that earlier era of the G-Class was changed by a newly developed one in 2018, the previous 4×4 Squared has not been provided, however Mercedes-Benz is at the moment engaged on a substitute that ought to up the ante on its predecessor.
Whereas the primary G 500 (G 550 within the U.S) 4×4 Squared featured these cool-looking portal axles on each the entrance and the rear, the new one seems to be utilizing that answer on the rear axle solely.
This occurred as a result of the present era of the G-Class not encompasses a inflexible axle up entrance, as engineers have changed it with an impartial suspension setup.
Don’t assume this may make the brand new 4×4 Squared any much less of a beast off the crushed path, as a result of pre-production prototypes caught testing function a set of big management arms that seem like they’ve been borrowed from a Baja buggy or a Dakar Rally racing automotive.
Up to now we’ve come throughout prototypes of the mannequin on the street and within the snow, however Mercedes-Benz has additionally began to check it on the well-known Nurburgring Norschleife, a spot that no future proprietor will in all probability take it.
Regardless of the big floor clearance and the large 22-inch wheels, wrapped in Pirelli rubber on this event, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 4×4 Squared doesn’t appear to have any main points attacking the Carousel nook with considerably minimal physique roll.
The official launch ought to occur later this yr nearer to the summer season, most certainly in a area recognized extra for sand than for asphalt and swoopy corners.