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Mercedes G550 4×42

Mercedes-Benz+G-Klasse 4x4

Mercedes G550 4×42 is the most capable G Class produced by the company. This isn’t just all talk either, the 4×42 features innovative portal axles, three locking differentials, a ground clearance of over 17 inches and a 4.0L Biturbo V8 engine under the hood. Power output is around 416 hp and 450 lb/ft of torque all channeled through a seven-speed automatic transmission and puts the power down to all four wheels.

The portal axles is one part of the equation that allows for such great adaptability of the 4×42 off road. The portal axles allow axel input and the wheel center to be two drastically different heights. Through the internal gears of the portal axels, things like suspension geometry, steering connections and drive shafts can remain unchanged from other G-Class models, while load is reduced from all reciprocating components.

Buyers will also be happy with the suspension tweaks which gives the G Class dual springs and damper struts which results in a tremendous amount of suspension travel to conquer any types of on or off road obstacles.

Jeeps and other off-road vehicles of SEMA 2014


You may have already seen our Trucks at SEMA 2014 post, and even our Classic Trucks of SEMA 2014 but if you were an eagle-eyed reader, or an avid fan of Jeeps and other off-road vehicles, you may have noticed a lack of such vehicles. Fear not, as we had to separate them out to make each post a bit more manageable.

Please enjoy our gallery of Jeeps and other offroad vehicles form the 2014 SEMA Show.

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Trucking Rights! A Tour Of The Trucks At SEMA 2014

I’d never been to SEMA before this year. I’ve been to some big car shows, but this show takes the cake. Think of our little show here in Calgary every March and multiply the size by 10. That is just the inside convention space. There is an entire show happening outside the convention center too. You would think we were in Texas where everything that is bigger is better. Speaking of Texas (land of the pickup truck), we present you with our small selection of the many trucks that were on display at SEMA 2014.

We saw everything from relatively stock trucks to heavily modified monsters. You’ll notice fender flares all over the place as that seemed to be the theme of this year’s show. There are slammed duallies and duallies running on rubber bands. I was impressed with the Ford booth as they brought only 2015 F150s that had been modified. Wonder what that does to the warranty?


Interesting note. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado was named Hottest Truck at the 2014 SEMA Show. It was in the Chevy booth. It looks relatively stock. At first glance, I thought it was the new Avalanche because of the bed accessories.

As always, enjoy the gallery.

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