Mercedes G500 4x4 pickupMercedes Car News 

Mercedes building a baby 6×6 pickup

Mercedes is already working in on the new generation of the iconic G-Wagen. While the new G is at least a couple of years away, the G-Wagen lovers will get to lay their hands on a new pickup truck and it is based on the massive G500 4×42.

With the twin cabs, the G500 4×42 looks exactly like a baby 6×6 that took the world by a storm with its three-axle, six-wheel monstrosity. The G500 pickup will sit high at a 450mm ground clearance and water wading ability of a 1000mm. The spy shots reveal 22 inch rims and the pickup should continue getting the dual coil and damper struts with adjustable damping.

Like the G500 4×42, the pickup might also get the 4.0-litre bi-turbocharged V8 from the AMG GT. In this case though, the horsepower might be limited to under 450bhp. The wheelbase is certainly longer than the standard G-Wagen but not as long as the 6×6. Luxurious cabin, features and comfort are a given for this lifestyle SUV.

The G500 4×42 is expected to be launched before end of 2017 and is certainly another icon in the making!