Get Ready for Extreme Off-Road Performance with the 2017 G550 4×4

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mercedes-Benz News, New Models on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 4:35 pm
features 2-17 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4

If you want extreme off-road performance, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 should be the first thing that comes to mind. With this Mercedes-Benz SUV you get luxury and off-road capabilities with unprecedented performance features. The 2017 G550 4×4 offers a Biturbo engine for superior power and enhanced engineering for increased ground clearance.

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2017 G550 4×4 Portal Axles

For the 2017 model year, the major performance enhancement made for the G550 4×4 is the addition of portal axles. Rather than the wheel center and axle input being limited to sitting at the same height, with a portal axle the two can be at drastically different heights. This allows for increased ground clearance and track width.

2017 G550 4x4 european model
2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4
2017 Mercedes G550 4x4 V8 engine

The new portal axles also have allowed for the use of the same suspension geometry, steering connections and drive shafts as other G-Class models. With the new axles you can get the performance features you already know are high quality with the G550 4×4’s enhanced capabilities.

What is the difference between the G550 and G550 4×4?

If you love off road adventures, the 2017 G550 4×4 is probably the better option between that and the G550. Between the two models, the off-road capabilities differ exponentially, the angles of clearance and approach for each model making a significant impact on off-road performance. Below you can see a chart of performance specs for the G550 and G550 4×4.

  G550 G550 4x4(2)
Max Approach Angle 30° 51.6°
Max Departure Angle 30° 43.8°
Breakover Angle 24° 47.4°
Maximum Tilt Angle 28.4° 28.4°
Ground Clearance 9.3" 17.2"
Fording Depth 23.6" 39.4"

2017 G550 4×4 Performance

  • 4.0L V8 Biturbo Engine
  • 416 hp @ 5,250-5,500 RPM
  • 450 lb.-ft. @ 2,250-4,750 RPM
  • 7G-TRONIC PLUS Transmission
  • Permanent All-Wheel-Drive
  • 4ETS Electronic Traction Control
2017 G550 4x4 green color option

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 is set to hit dealerships in early 2017. For more information on the unprecedented off-road performance of the G550 4×4 , and to find out when to expect it at our dealership, contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington. With our website you can also schedule a test drive with any of our current Mercedes-Benz models.

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