Feb 17 2015
In a previous post I spoke about the “Green Monster” which was basically a G Class with modified axles. Today we have the official picture of the new G500 4×42. Sitting between the normal G Class and The G AMG 6×6 Beast, we expect it to be something very impressive, both in design and in performances.
The G-Class S500 4×42 comes with an all-wheel-drive powertrain and a beefed-up V8 that feeds out 422 horsepower.. For additional ground clearance and a touch more power at reduced torque, engineers tossed in portal axles, then iced their galvanized steel cake with 22-inch wheels and 325/55 off-road tires. And for good measure, they tossed in a handful of detachable carbon fiber body parts and gave the interior the designo treatment. The body paint, one can hope, comes solely in highlighter yellow.
Where exactly the G500 4×42 can be driven is yet to be determined. So don’t settle. Don’t compromise. Don’t come up short.
The G500 4×42 will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. Stay tuned.