Chris Harris Thinks The Mercedes G500 4x4 Is The Best G-Wagon In The Family

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It's not even tuned by AMG, so what gives?

Fans of Chris Harris’ hooligan antics may not be used to seeing the veteran auto journalist outside of something that has two doors and is most at home on the race track, but the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared was too tempting for him to to pass up. And we’re glad he didn’t. On initial impression, the G500 4x4 Squared seems like it would be a brute. Portal axles, beefy off-road suspension, and a brash paint job are its main characteristics, which gives off two signals.

First is that its owner likes, nay, loves attention. Second is that this tall thing should be able to eat up any sort of terrain that's thrown at it. But Harris uncovers one of the most striking characteristics about the G500 4x4 Squared that none of us onlookers would have suspected: the fact it’s the most comfortable G-Wagon for the road.

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Shocker, right? Of course it's a ladder frame dinosaur that’s built to crawl over rocks first and get give its owners the comfort Mercedes is known for second, but even though the hardcore off-road hardware makes the G500 4x4 Squared seem better suited for an apocalypse than a comfortable cruise through Beverly Hills, it ends up pulling off both tasks effortlessly. Perhaps that's because it hasn’t been impractically tuned for speed by the AMG division? Whatever the case, comfort probably doesn't makes a shred of difference to those who've plunked down a quarter million dollars for one. To them, it's nothing more than a status symbol, but at least the Range Rover ride makes for a nice added bonus.

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