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What Do You Want To Know About The Mercedes G500 4x4²?

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Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

We got our hands on the amazing technicolor Mercedes G500 4x4² and raised hell all over the Nevada desert chasing the Mint 400, snapped necks in Beverly Hills, even impressed the drive-thru girl at In-N-Out Burger. So get stoked for some good stories. Meanwhile, ask me anything you want to know about the truck!

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Short story? The G Squared is one of those experiences I’ll be thinking about when I’m a creaky old man, starring pensively into the distance with a nostalgic heart and a well-poisoned liver.

As for tech the coolest features are portal axles, an unbelievably long (and numerous) suspension setup, and of course the paintjob. The price has been reported at $250,000, but the truck is thusfar considered a “near-series show-car” meaning you may or may not be able to buy one eventually.

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Engine is a twin-turbo 4.0 V8, which is really the only part of this car you’re likely to encounter any time soon.

Behind the wheel, it’s your favorite Hot Wheels come to life. Even better– it’s actually excellent to drive. But before I use up all my great lines of hyperbole I’ve planned for this thing, let’s just get to your questions.

I’ll answer everything I can in the comments and try to address things in the longer review to follow as well. I will also e-mail the engineers in Germany who cooked this baby up, so hopefully I won’t have to disappoint you nerds out there as much as usual.

If you can’t find it in the official brochure, I’ll do my best to find out what you want to know!

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Contact the author at andrew@jalopnik.com.

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DISCUSSION

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thesongthatneverends

How many gallons per mile does it get?

And does Mercedes make a fuel tanker with portal axles so that you, one of the few Emirs who can afford it can fill it up in the middle of your backyard the desert? Or do they supply an adapter so you can hook it up to the well directly?