Mercedes is ready to introduce the new G500 4×4 during this year Geneva Motor Show, inspired by the success of last year Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6.
The new G500 4×4 is a concept car that takes the superior all-wheel-drive powertrain including portal axles from the 6×6 – take away one axle – and blend it all with a newly developed variable chassis and the series-production G-Class body.
The engine compartment houses a completely new V8 engine with a displacement of four litres, direct injection and biturbocharging. Also new is the chassis with dual spring/damper struts and adjustable damping. The new 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine delivers 422 hp and in series production would meet the Euro 6 emission standard, including the maximum particulate emissions level that will not take effect until 2016.
Due to the considerably wider track of the portal axles compared with the series-production car (+299 mm), the large 22-inch 325/55 R 22-sized wheels.
The G500 4×4² has a ground clearance that rises to 450 millimetres and the diving depth to 1000 millimetres.