We have for sale a Limited Edition (300 in U.S.) 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 4×42(4X4 Squared). And you thought the G-Wagen is a brute, you are riding high with the semi-truck and bus drivers with a 17.2″ real ground clearance, not even axles in the way with this M-B factory lift using Portal Axle design sparing no expense.
Beyond its more aggressive styling, the most notable differences between the G 550 and the G 550 4×42 lie in the axles and suspension. This more adventurous variation on the G that theme uses a custom chassis featuring dual springs and struts with adjustable dampers plus more robust anti-roll bars and portal axles. Specifically designed for demanding off-road applications, portal axles use a series of gears to transfer drive power in a way that allows the axle center and the wheel center to be on two completely different lines. As a result, the ground clearance on the G 550 4×42 has been increased to 17.2 inches — a 7.9-inch bump over the G 550 — while its track dimensions are expanded by roughly 10 inches. In addition to improved approach, break-over and departure angles, the changes also allow the G 550 4×42 to drive through up to 39.4 inches of water.