Behold The 2022 Mercedes-AMG G-Class 4×4 Squared Testing At The Nurburgring

The new G-Wagen lineup is about to get much more exciting, with Mercedes’ AMG division preparing the 2022 G-Class 4×4².

In development since last year, it will succeed the G550 4×4², which was known as the G500 4×4² in global markets, and was recently caught lapping the Nurburgring, subsequent to the cold weather-testing phase of the past few months.


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The model, whose official name is still unknown, though it’s believed to be sold under the AMG brand, won’t fully reveal its design just yet, but the highlights are obvious: huge fenders, big side steps, mandatory steel bumper protection at the back due to the elevated ground clearance, roof rack accessible via the rear ladder, and a few other touches. These will be complemented by different upholstery and trim, and perhaps other interior upgrades.

Mercedes’ all-new AMG G-Class 4×4² will arrive with portal axles, long-travel suspension, off-road tires and a light bar mounted on the roof. We still don’t know anything official about the engine yet, but it will likely use a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 like the one found in the latest G63. In that model,  it produces 577 HP (585 PS / 430 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque, for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) of 4.5 seconds and a 149 mph (240 km/h) top speed with the optional AMG Driver’s Package.

The 2022 G-Class 4×4² is expected to break cover before the end of the year.

Photo Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops

Updated: March 22, 2021 — 6:08 pm

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