September 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz R1 - G 550 4x4² | RENNtech’s Ultimate Off-Road Machine


  
The ultimate off-roading machine: the Mercedes-Benz G 550 4x42. With a wide-body, portal axles and three lockable differentials, this monster has more ground clearance and can take on more terrain than ever!

Taken from the G 63 AMG 6x6, the portal axles give the 4x42 an astonishing 450 millimeters of ground clearance. There is no obstacle too large for this vehicle as it boasts a permanent all-wheel drive powertrain and lockable differentials while on the move.

While the G 550 4x42 does possess a 4.0 V8 biturbo engine, it needs some tweaking to make the amazing performance capabilities shine through. Luckily, RENNtech knows how to make this tank drive the way it should.


RENNtech’s ECU tune alone made a noticeable difference, with gains of up to 102 HP and 128 Ft-Lb of torque at the crank. But the beast needed more so a BOV adapter and downpipes were also installed. Horsepower and driving performance increases made by RENNtech have brought this notable G- Class to its fuller potential.