Mercedes-Benz G550 Inching Toward its US Release
With a base cost of what’s looking to be about $120,000, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 behemoth is going to be released sometime soon in the United States. Remember, though, that’s just the base cost, if you’re going to want all the bells and whistles when it comes to accessories, you’re probably going to have to drop more than $150,000. Heck, at that bargain you might as well buy two, right?
When the G500 4×4² was officially unveiled a year ago, off-roading fans went nuts. It’s the supped-up version of the already popular G-Class SUV, but it comes with so much more. Until now, you couldn’t get your hands on one in the U.S. But that’s all about to change.
In a short period of time, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² will arrive at dealerships nationwide. It’s a softer version of the G63 AMG 6×6, and naturally comes with two fewer wheels, but retains the terrain-chewing hardware that’s the thing of off-roading dreams.
For instance, enhanced and strengthened bodywork meets sturdy portal axels, with advanced ground clearance measured at a healthy 17-inches. This gives the G550 the innate ability to cross nearly 40-inches of water (actually 39.4), and enables the truck to traverse rougher terrain with portal axels. Continue Reading