Spy Shots: 2021 Mercedes-Benz G4x4

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Our spy photographers have spotted the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G4x4 Squared - the most hardcore iteration of the Gelandewagen.

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien. We have paid for these photos and at the photographer's request, have watermarked them.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one very capable offroader, but what if you wanted even more? Mercedes-Benz introduced the G500 4x4 Squared as a short-wheelbase SUV complete with monster tyres and huge ground clearance back in 2015. Now it appears there's a replacement on the cards.

This is not the first time we're seeing this model, but these latest photos show the vehicle in more detail. As we've said before, the Mercedes-Benz G hardly needed improvements to its offroad capability with the 3 differential setup, but the G4X4Squared introduced portal axles as well as 450 mm of ground clearance. As you can see, this one is high off the ground too. 

This one has also been properly accessorised, with a roof rack, ladder, spare wheel as well as 2 powerful integrated spotlights. Given how Land Rover is offering a complete array of accessories for its new Defender, we think Mercedes-Benz is determined to keep pace in this department. 

In terms of engines, we think AMG will be called to supply one of its 4.0-litre biturbo V8 units, which will power all 4 wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission.

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