The G-Class is an icon that has not changed much from when it was first launched
At the heart of the G 63 is the stonking AMG 4-litre V8
The two turbochargers of the 4-litre V8
Transferring the power to all four wheels is the SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission with
Mercedes claims that the new G 63 performs better off-road and on the road than the car it replaces thanks to the improved to the suspension system complete with AMG RIDE CONTROL as standard. In the G 63, the suspension has been completely redesigned and features coil springs all-round. For the first time, the front axle has an independent, double wishbone suspension while the rear features a rigid axle with a five-link suspension.
The AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension is fully automatic, electronically controlled system that adjusts the damping at each wheel depending on road conditions, driving style and the selected suspension setting.
The G 63 features changeable and configurable DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes. There are five on-road modes, “Slippery”,”Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+” and”Individual”. Each mode tweaks yey parameters such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. Independent of the DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs, the driver has the option to switch directly to manual gearshift mode via shift paddles on the steering at the push of a button.
“Sand”, “Trail” and “Rock” — as well because after all, the G 63 is still an off-roader complete with a ladder frame chassis. If the going gets really rough, you can also activate the differential lock from within the cabin. “Trail” allows maximum performance on soft, muddy or slippery surfaces. “Sand” modifies the parameters for sporty dynamics and the best possible grip and steering on sandy stretches or desert sand dunes. “Rock” is the mode for extremely demanding, rocky terrain with severe axle articulation and frequent lifting of one or more wheels.
While the G 63 is not a light vehicle, Mercedes has gone to considerable lengths to keep weight to a minimum. The wings, bonnet and doors are made of aluminium to save weight while the A and B-pillars are made of high-strength steel as these parts will have to bear load.
On the outside, the iconic shape of the G-Class is faithfully maintained boxy silhouette, external door hinges, round headlamps and all. The difference is that the G 63 gets protective strips with inserts in high-gloss black complete with a silver AMG emblem. The front section of the G 63 is characterised by the AMG-specific radiator grille and the AMG bumper with large side air inlets and trim in matt iridium silver. The headlamps, indicators and tail lights are in LED High-Performance technology as standard.