Mercedes G500 4X4 concept unveiled at 2016 Auto Expo; powered by massive 416PS 4.0-litre engine with huge off-roading abilities
Mercedes-Benz has displayed the G500 4×4-2 SUV concept at the ongoing 2016 Auto Expo. The jumbo SUV has its origination from the another bossy 6×6 Mercedes manufactured a couple of years ago as an offspring of vehicles developed exclusively for military applications. It is basically the four-wheeled perception of the G-Class 6×6 with huge off-roading capabilities.
Let’s face it manoeuvring a triple-axle vehicle through traffic takes some skills and therefore the G500 4X4 squared was born with portal axles sitting higher than the centres of the wheel. The German manufacturer has kept the exclusivity of this authentic yet highly jaw-dropping off-roader and limited its production.
Thus, the chances of it entering into the Indian market are unlikely. The colossus vehicle has a ground clearance of 450 mm and comes shod on with larger 22-inch wheels but customers can opt for 37/12.5-inch off-road tyres wth 18-inch beadlock wheels.. The Mercedes G500 4X4 stands at 2.25 metres from the ground and compared to the standard G-Class it has 1 metre wider front and rear track whilst the end-to-end width is 2.1 metres.
The enormous G500 4×4 concept is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol motor derived from AMG’s M178 engine which is capable of churning out 416 PS of maximum power output and 610 Nm of peak torque. It’s the same engine equipped with the luxury four-door S500 sedan for our domestic market. The new bi-turbo mill enables the G500 4X4 to get from 0 to 100 kmph in an impressive less than six seconds and can go all the way up to 130 mph(210 kmph).
The wheel arches are made of carbon-fibre composite materials with the aesthetics resembling the G63 AMG and G65 AMG. The chunky off-roader features electronically controlled dampers descended from rallying with Comfort and Sport mode settings and the switch between them takes place in less than blink of an eye in 15 milliseconds.