Confirmed: Canada to get Mercedes-Benz G 550 4×4 Squared

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² (European model shown)

Mercedes-Benz will officially bring the wild 4×4 Squared G 550 (G-Wagon) to Canada, the marque announced on Monday.

The 4×4 Squared features portal axles to increase ground clearance (to 43 cm) and off-road capabilities; its maker calls the G-Class a “cross-country vehicle,” rather than some run-of-the-mill SUV, but this is the version we’d most like to take overland. Mercedes says the Squared’s frame required no modifications in the transformation to upgraded off-roader.

Shared with the standard G 550 is a seven-speed transmission and a 4.0L turbo V8 good for 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, all of which is available from 2,250 rpm.

The company says the 4×4 Squared will go on sale in early 2017, at a price we imagine will be considerably higher than the regular G 550’s $127,200 starting tag.

Click here for more on the Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 Squared.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.
  • Harry Schneider

    good toy for rich boys

  • Right of right

    Is this with the new design?