The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or more commonly known as the G550 in the US has been in production since 1979 and is one of their longest-production models. While currently offered to the public as an ultra-luxury SUV, it is still being produced and sold to be used in various militaries of the world. From 1990 to 2018 Mercedes-Benz offered a special edition of the G550 called the G550 4x4², a G550 with much more off-road capabilities. It is described as a Humvee-like off-road capability with sportscar performance. A rare chance is at hand to grab this 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² which has just 4,417 miles on the odometer.
Mercedes-Benz offered the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² in many color options, this particular comes in the ever-popular Polar White exterior paint. Befitting a vehicle aimed for off-roading the front features a full-body bash plate in chrome and LED lighting on the front roof of the G550. The AMG Carbon Fiber trim adds carbon fiber to the front and rear extended fenders and roof-installed LED lighting. Generous chrome trim is added all around the vehicle including the rear chrome bumper with the Chrome Package. It sits on a set of 22” 5-spoke wheels with black accents and red brake calipers behind them. The Interior features premium Designo Black Nappa leather with Dinamica and white diamond quilting on the heated and ventilated front power bucket seats. The doorsills have chrome and blue Mercedes-Benz lettering on them. The seats also feature a 4x4² inscribed metal plaque halfway up. The AMG Carbon Fiber trim continues to the interior as well as is evident on the center console and other trim pieces. The roof liner is completed in Alcantara and broken by the sliding sunroof. Creature comforts include a Harman/Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a rearview camera, SiriusXM radio, and a bottle holder.
The beating heart of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² is a 4.0L Biturbo V8 coupled to a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Power output is at 416hp along with 450 lb.ft of torque. While the 4x4² wasn’t built for speed although it can hold its own, this SUV is built for off-roading. It features three lockable differentials, special axles, and wheels complemented by dual spring and shock damper struts with adjustable damping on all four wheels, and a high ground clearance of 16.1 inches.
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