Last year, Mercedes-Benz extended and raised the existing G-Wagon and created a G63 AMG 6×6 version. Then they decided to shrink the unoriginal 6×6 G-Wagon and created 4×4 G-Wagon. Basically, Mercedes-Benz created a vehicle that already existed and took a very long path to create it again. And called this old new or new old, whatever it is, the G 500 4×4².
What is G 500 4×4²?
Essentially, the G 500 4×4 Square is a raised and shortened version of the unoriginal G 63 6×6 AMG. But the G 500 is powered by a 4-lt V8 turbo petrol engine (422 HP), not by an AMG engine. And the situation is getting worse. Whilst Mercedes-Benz is trying to make the G-Wagon cooler, they are ruining its heritage and identity bit by bit. Despite this DNA mutation, I really loved the extremely raised G 500 4×4 Square, because it does offer 45-cm ground clearance, epic suspension, travel to anywhere off-road with a petrol engine. The main reason I loved this version is its off-road capabilities. Higher ground clearance and larger wheels will definitely help you to play around in untouched terrains. However, powering this vehicle with a hungry V8 petrol engine is this model’s failing.
Unfortunately, the G500 4×4 Square will not be purchased by off-road enthusiasts, it will be purchased by celebrities or people who want to show off their wealth. By the way, this monster is capable of satisfying Euro 6 emission levels! I am sure some customers are really impressed with this fact.
Mercedes-Benz’s epic efforts to make the G-Wagon a cool vehicle have worked well. According to results from Daimler AG, the G-Wagon achieved a 17.6% increase in its sales figure when compared to last year. But I still miss the days when the G-Wagon was purchased by real enthusiasts, not by celebrities.
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