Mercedes-Benz has announced the G500 4x4² carries a starting price of €226,100 in Germany.
Originally unveiled as a concept back in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the G500 4x4² is now a production model featuring an adapted permanent AWD system with portal axles sourced from the insane G63 6x6 which isn't mentioned in the price list anymore so most likely the six-wheeled €456,900 G-Class has been phased out.
Its four-wheel sibling is powered by a Euro 6-compliant bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine developing 422 PS (310 kW) and a massive 610 Nm (450 lb-ft). All that power is channeled to a set of large 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 325/55 R22 tires and Mercedes-Benz says the G500 4x4² with its off-road reduction in the transfer case and three lockable differentials allow the model to start its off-road adventure "where other vehicles give up."
Aside from adding the G500 4x4² and possibly axing the G63 6x6, Mercedes-Benz has updated the other G-Class models by boosting output of the G350d (priced at €89,922) to 245 PS & 600 Nm while the G63 AMG (€143,216) now has 571 PS & 760 Nm and is followed by the range-topping G65 AMG (€271,915) which churns 612 PS & 1,000 Nm. There's also a regular G500 (€105,035) version with the same engine as the 4x4² derivative, but without the jacked up suspension and the other related upgrades.
Mercedes-Benz says the revised G-Class models will hit showrooms in September.