Plans are also afoot to expand the range, with a double-cab pickup top of the agenda. That is likely to be followed by a chassis cab (a pickup minus the load bed) and, quite possibly, a short wheelbase version of the Station Wagon.
Fair point. Mercedes supplies their engines to other F1 teams (i.e. McLaren). The first thing I thought of when I read your post was Ineos using the Mercedes F1 engine, which could result in a really interesting drive. Then I remembered the OM648 3.2 CDI that they put in the Gelandewagen and other vehicles: 201 hp at 4,200 rpm and 369 lb⋅ft of torque from 1,800-2,600 rpm. That would also be a solid choice. But I suppose the F1 tie-in is purely for marketing given the size of that audience.
Edit: I'll add that when I watch a Formula 1 race, I don't know what a lot of the sponsors are. Splunk? Dark Trace? Kimoa? OMP? Versa? Vuse? No idea, and not going out of my way to find out.
I doubt that. They are so far removed from the company they used to be and a vehicle like the Grenadier that I doubt they give it a second thought. In their mind the Lexus LX or the Infinite QX 80 is what they are competing against.