The Mercedes-Benz G-Class 4x4 Squared will be re-introduced in the brand's lineup with an AMG badge. The car was a lionised off-roading spectacle in its previous avatar. The question is whether the story remains the same in the newest avatar.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class 4x4 Squared has arrived for a second generation. The high-riding off-roading spectacle which was previously offered in a more standard G 500 guise will now come in a hotter AMG G 63 avatar. Following its predecessor, the new G 63 4X4 Squared gets high ground clearance and portal axles at all four corners, along with other off-road-related upgrades.
The latest avatar of the G 63 4x4 Squared includes comfort and practicality and comfort in its checklist. This is bound to compromise its off-roading prowess to an extent. The car comes with a 45-degree approach angle and has a ground clearance of 350.5mm. The outgoing version, on the other hand, had an approach angle of 51.8 degrees and a 410mm ground clearance. Also, the car water fording depth which was 1000mm in the previous iteration is now nearly 100mm less at 909mm.
In terms of suspension, the car gets the standard variant’s independent front suspension set-up as opposed to the solid front axle layout as on the previous-gen G-Class 4X4 Squared. It uses a set of 22-inch alloy wheels and comes with wider fenders and carbon fibre wheel arch extensions that make it even more imposing.
Powering the new G 63 4x4 Squared is the tried and tested AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that is good for 585hp. This is around 163hp more than the previous version. The car also features full-time four-wheel drive and is expected to have lockable differentials, among other off-road features.