A new video shows the rough and tough Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² in action. Described as having the “highest offroad performance,” the G500 4×4² here is also described as king off the road, as it goes through the mud and rough terrain. The brand says that the “Extreme-G” is now set to enter into series production.

The G500 4×4² features a Euro 6-compliant 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 422 hp and 610 Nm of torque. The 2,980 kg wagon goes from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and it hits a top speed of 210 km/h. The engine is derived from the Mercedes-AMG GT and the C 63.

Mercedes-Benz claims that the G500 4×4² will achieve combined fuel consumption figures of 13.8 litre per 100 km. On top of that, the top-of-the-range G500 model emits a combined 323 g/km of CO2.

In addition to that, the G500 4×4² uses a portal axle setup, which essentially means that the axle is above the wheel centre – the drive is transferred to the centre of the wheel hub through gears. It has a 450 mm ground clearance, a wading depth of 1,000 mm, a 52/54 degree approach and departure angle, and a 47 degree breakover angle.

Apart from that, the G500 4×4² has adjustable damping with its Sport mode. Moreover, the luxury off-roader has huge 22-inch wheels wrapped in 325/55R22 tyres – undoubtedly adding to that elevated height. Underneath, one can be certain that the undercarriage will be kept well protected as it comes with stainless steel under guards. Permanent-all wheel drive is standard.

While the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² may be a very desirable luxury offroader, we got a firsthand look at the massive Brabus G700 6×6 recently. It’s the tuned and kitted-up version of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6. So guys, would you prefer the smaller Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² over the 6×6?