Mercedes-Benz is preparing to release a special version of the new G-Class, focused on off-road. Probably, the novelty will retain the index of the predecessor 4×42 will be called the G 500 or G 550. Photospin managed to “catch” a pre-production version of the new 4×42 at the site. Debut date factory off-road version is not called.
Photos of pre-production G-Class 4×42 new generation allow us to conclude that the Rover will retain the portal axles, wheels with a high profile, flared wheel arches, but differ additional off-road attributes, which were not predecessor, the spare wheel on the fifth door, power roof and protivopolojnym beam.
Insiders say that the novelty may be equipped with a 585-horsepower 4.0-liter engine from Mercedes-AMG G 63, but the appearance is the prototype demonstrates a more modest motor test 4×42 bumper, grille and brake from the usual “five hundredth”. Probably 4×42 second generation will retain the petrol power unit from the G 500, which is the predecessor produces 422 HP and 610 Nm of torque.
Tuning Studio already offer fans “Gelandewagen” to adapt off-road SUV of new generation. For example, Atelier Mansory turns the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 800-horsepower pickup truck with half-meter ground clearance.
Factory special model 4×42 may be the first in a limited edition of the new G-Class. Perhaps towards the middle of the life cycle model Mercedes-Benz will release an even more extreme modification, for example, the successor to the G 63 AMG 6×6.
Also I suggest you see the review of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in a special version – the Mercedes-AMG G63: