Mercedes G500 4×4 Squared Heading to Production

The Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4 Squared has been given the green light for production.

The monster SUV that debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March has been, as the German automaker puts it, “hugely popular with many customers and is set to enter series production.”

The Mercedes G500 4×4 Squared boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 422 hp and is equipped with portal axles, massive 22-inch wheels paired to 325/55 tires and nearly 18 inches of ground clearance. With permanent all-wheel drive and three differentials that are lockable while on the move, the G500 4×4 Squared will entice luxury SUV buyers that want off-road capability. If the powerplant sounds familiar, it’s the same engine that powers the Mercedes-AMG GT and the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

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According to the German automaker, the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4 Squared will begin arriving dealerships this December, but don’t expect it to be available in the U.S. anytime soon. Pricing in Germany was announced to be 226,100 euros, which is about $257,500, making it the second-most expensive model in the G-Wagon’s lineup behind the Mercedes-AMG G 65.

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