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Mercedes G500 44 Squared is Serious Off-Road Luxury

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Mercedes has released details on the baby brother of the G 63 AMG 66.

Previously, the German automaker released a sole image of the G 500 4x4 but now the company has revealed full specs and details ahead of its Geneva Auto Show debut. Sporting a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine churning 422 hp, the G 500 4x4 will ride on 22-inch wheels paired to large 325/55/22 rubber while carbon fiber body parts is just a taste of what the monster can do.

As was reported earlier, the G 500 4x4 features the same portal axles found in the G63 AMG 66 along with an all-wheel drive powertrain that makes it venerable off-road but perform equally well on the streets.
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So the Defender goes away and the G gets portals - love it.
You can get all the same gear from LeTech USA today!
A Puch G with the LeTech portals is on my want list!

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Nice. CTIS and beadlocks available as well.

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And nice color too.
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My what difficult terrain ! Careful - wouldn't want to ding the paint or rub off the tire shine.
I notice they have the whole picture tilted to make it look more EXTREME !
Car is probably just 'shopped on there, anyway.

Coming to a gravel driveway soon - in a neighborhood you can't afford
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"carbon fiber body parts is just a taste of what the monster can do...."

Whoa - guess I have to take back the 'dis.
We all know that carbon fiber GREATLY increases off-road ability.



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Shatters on rocks nice too. . . . BANG !

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I would prefer the stripped down model with a diesel, but I would drive that one - even with the performance enhancing carbon fiber. I'm sure the wife would approve too. Now, the small matter of what does one of these formidable machines cost?
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My what difficult terrain ! Careful - wouldn't want to ding the paint or rub off the tire shine.
I notice they have the whole picture tilted to make it look more EXTREME !
Car is probably just 'shopped on there, anyway.

Coming to a gravel driveway soon - in a neighborhood you can't afford
Good thing they've never done that with the mighty Unimog! Oh...$#it..wait...
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Yeah - everybody knows those U5000's are hopeless off road.
Does the photo shoot team tire shine the lugs on the XM47's ?

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Yeah - everybody knows those U5000's are hopeless off road.
Does the photo shoot team tire shine the lugs on the XM47's ?
Even worse, they photoshop the mud onto the tires...or the Unimog onto the mountain.
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