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There’s a new Mercedes-AMG G63 4x4²

The G with portal axles returns, this time with full-fat AMG power

Published: 16 Jun 2022

There’s a new G-Class on the block, though this one will most likely be scaling said block. It’s the new Mercedes-AMG G63 4x4², and this is your first look.

Revealed via Merc’s ‘G-Class Private Lounge’, the slight nomenclature shift signifies an even greater one. Where the previous generation of the G Squared got a paltry, wheezy, barely-there 416bhp, this new version pumps out a full-fat 577bhp from the same AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8.

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There’s also 627lb ft of torque and permanent all-wheel-drive of course, but more importantly with this car, there are portal axles. Said axles allow the Squared to sit 351mm higher off the ground than a regular G-Class, scale 45-degree inclines, and wade through 910mm of water.

G-Class boss Toni Mäntele explains how this new Squared is the most customisable G-Class special edition they’ve ever built, and features a special green paintjob named after the Nürburgring. Because that’s the first association you make, right? Roof racks, ladders, carbon fibre wheel arch extensions, a carbon roof spoiler, even a carbon spare wheel cover.

There’s more carbon inside too, LED lights in the air vents, a digital rear-view mirror, and AMG’s schporty steering wheel. Much quilted leather of course, along with some contrast stitching.

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“This car is really uncompromising, extravagant and it’s only available for a limited time,” Mäntele said. We’ll update you as soon as we get pricing, and whether the mad G is coming to the UK. His final note, however, indicates this is the last G-Class we’ll see of its kind…

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