Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the first official photos of the new G63 4 × 4², which combines the performance of a portal axle and a high-clearance twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Mercedes, citing the ICE version, says it is the “latest version”.
The model is published on the website of Mercedes G-Class Private Lounge. The 2023 G63 4 × 4² is the latest addition to the G-Wagen range, but basically the first, specifically for high-end after the 2013 G63 AMG 6 × 6, 2015 G500 4 × 4² and 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. in the second generation of SUVs. In addition to the photos, we have a 4 × 4² video with Tony Mantele, Head of G-Class Product Management.
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The G-Wagen has been updated with wide extensions, a large set of 22-inch wheels, ceiling-mounted LED lights, special green paint and a lot of carbon fiber around its rectangular body. including a full-size spare cover. If you go inside the cabin, you can find more carbon fiber, a special start screen in the digital cabin, exterior lighting, a digital interior mirror, leather upholstered sports seats and a steering wheel.
Stronger than before
The big news is that under the hood, here we have 577 hp, as in the usual G63. (430 kW / 585 PS) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque, we find AMG’s latest twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. Significant improvement over the older model with 416 horsepower and 450 pounds of power. Mercedes did not reveal the performance, but do not expect it to match the “stable” G63 due to deteriorating aerodynamics, large wheels and weight gain. Note that this portal is not the only G-Class that works with AMG with axles, as this name belongs to the previous gene Mercedes-AMG G 63 6 × 6 in limited production.
Predictably, the G63 4 × 4² is the most capable version of the current G-Wagen, with improved SUVs compared to non-square models. The suspension has independent and accessible portal axes, a cool approach angle of 45 degrees, increased ground clearance to 13.8 inches (351 mm) and the ability to pass water at a depth of 35.8 inches (910 mm). By the way, although impressive, these figures are slightly worse than the previous generation G550 4 × 4². However, we are sure that none of the owners will notice any difference, because it is very difficult to get close to the boundaries of this roadless animal.
Mercedes will publish a detailed description of the model later. In addition to price and availability, the Mercedes G63 4 × 4² will be available for a limited time, prompting G-Wagen collectors to act quickly. In addition to the quad-core version, the Mercedes also runs on an updated G-Class and, of course, a fully electric EQG.