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.
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.
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.
|Max Approach Angle||30°||51.6°|
|Max Departure Angle||30°||43.8°|
|Maximum Tilt Angle||28.4°||28.4°|
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
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.