Mercedes-Benz G500 tagged posts

Facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Announced

Last month, we have reported the 2016 model year GL-class is going to replace its old 4.7L V8 with the latest M177 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine. Today Mercedes-Benz announced its second move on the V8 engine swapping: the current 5.5L naturally aspirated V8 (M273) used on the G500/G550 will go for good, and the new turbo-charged M177 4.0L V8 is going to assume its role.

2016_Mercedes-Benz_G-Class _8

Below are major changes to the 2016 G-Class:

– Diesel G350d (not sold in US) with the 3.0L turbo-diesel V6’s output increased to 245hp and 442 lb-ft (up from the current model’s 211hp and 398 lb-ft)

– G500 (named G550 in the US market) will use the new 4...

Read More

Detailed Spec Released: the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² Concept

Two days ago we have reported latest announcement from Mercedes about the G500 4x4² Concept. Today the German automaker released more information for the truck.


Major news is the engine output number 420hp with 450 lb-ft of torque, plus some dimesion measurements. Please see more information in the below press release

Read More

Officially Announced: the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² Concept

One month ago, we have reported that Mercedes is also working on a 4-wheel version of its G63 AMG 6X6 truck.


Today Mercedes-Benz finally announced this rumored truck, and its official name is called “G500 4x4²”. You can simply think this truck to be the previous G63 AMG 6X6 sans two wheels, and replaced with a different engine. Below are some key features:

– M177 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, output: 422hp
– Permanent all-wheel-drive with low range gears; Front/center/rear fully lockable differentials
– Portal axles
– Two dampers per wheel, one of them is electronically adjustable

Although this is just a concept, it will undoubtedly go into production given the conc...

Read More