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Mercedes-AMG Elevates the G-Wagen (Literally) for Your Off-Roading Pleasure

Mercedes-AMG Elevates the G-Wagen (Literally) for Your Off-Roading Pleasure

Even after 40-plus years, Mercedes-Benz is still finding ways to make the G-Wagen more potent.

The German marque has just unveiled a new beefed-up take on the powerful AMG G63. Officially known as the 2023 Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4² (or 4×4 Squared), the luxury SUV is designed to make mincemeat of any terrain by adding higher ground clearance to its solid powertrain.

The menacing green monster follows in the footsteps of the first 4×4 Squared, which was based on a G550 and released back in 2015. Once again, Mercedes has completely overhauled the standard model’s design in order to increase the four-wheeler’s off-road capability.

The cabin features a 12.3-inch digital display. 

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Under the hood, the 4×4 Squared is fitted with the G63’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and the same 9-speed automatic transmission. Like the original, it’s capable of churning out 585 hp and 627 ft lbs of torque. Where it differs, though, is the ride height.
The 4×4 Squared is equipped with front and rear portal axles (with independent suspension) that give a ground clearance of 13.8 inches. That’s 4.3 inches more than the standard G63. This means the off-roader is capable of climbing a 45-degree grade and can wade water at levels of up to about 35.8 inches. The regular G63, meanwhile, can climb 27-degree slopes and take to water 27.5 inches deep.
What’s more, the extra height allows for the fitment of larger wheels and tires. As standard, 22-inch machined alloy wheels will be equipped, along with fat off-road tires for plenty of grip.

The SUV sports 22-inch machined alloy wheels shod in off-road tires. 

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In terms of looks, this particular example is finished in a “Green Hell Mago” named after the Nürburgring, but there are some 40 other hues to pick from if that’s not your vibe. Elsewhere, the model is distinguished by a unique spoiler above the windscreen with LED driving lights, a new spare wheel carrier with 4×4² lettering and various carbon-fiber accents. You can also opt for a roof rack with a rear ladder.
Inside, the cabin has diamond-quilted Nappa leather seats, carbon trim and extended ambient lighting that goes into the air vents. There’s also a 12.3-inch digital display with a unique start-up screen and rear-view mirror.
Mercedes hasn’t revealed pricing details or production numbers. The marque did say, however, that the G63 4×4² will be available for a limited period of time. Stay tuned.

This Gorgeous Blue 1991 G-Wagon Restomod Is Summer on 4 Wheels

This Gorgeous Blue 1991 G-Wagon Restomod Is Summer on 4 Wheels

Looking for a stylish way to zip between your home and the beach? Expedition Motor Company might have just what you’re looking for.

The New Jersey-based G-Class specialists have just unveiled a new build based on the 1991 250GD Wolf convertible. Finished in bright blue over a tan interior, this open-top 4×4 is tailor-made for some fun in the sun.

This isn’t the first 250GD Wolf we’ve seen from Expedition Motor Company, but it just might be the most playful. The last 4×4 we spied from the shop sported a blacked-out look that evoked its military roots, but this one is decidedly more colorful. The utility vehicle’s boxy shape is finished in a vibrant coat of Gulf Blue, offset by a roll-up khaki top and a set of black bumpers, wheel arches and wheels. Inside the vehicle basically everything— including the all-weather Praline seats—is done up in tan. Although the spartan cabin looks period appropriate, it has been equipped with some modern conveniences including a center stack-mounted infotainment system that’s CarPlay compatible, air conditioning and even some cup holders.

Inside the 1991 250GD Wolf 

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The bigger changes can be found under the hood. Like all of Expedition Motor Company’s restomods, this 250GD Wolf was completely rebuilt from the ground up. It’s powered by a fully restored OM602 straight-five diesel engine mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox sourced from an S-Class, according to Motor1.com. While some enthusiasts may not love that last feature—a manual is available as an option on the company’s other builds—it allows for smoother and quieter gear shifting on- or off-road. Other mechanical upgrades include new body mounts along with new fuel and brake lines. The axles, suspension and brake calipers have also been rebuilt and upgraded, which should allow for a more comfortable ride, no matter what you’re driving over.
This particular build is available now from Expedition Motor Company for $164,900. However, if you want something a little different, you can work with the shop to build your own. Pricing starts at $150,000. Be warned, though, if you go the custom route you might have to wait until next summer to take your 250GD Wolf for a spin. Expedition said the Gulf Blue version took 1,450 hours to complete. But, as they say, good things do come to those who wait.

Check out more images of the 1991 250GD Wolf below:

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Mercedes Unveils a New Special Edition G-Wagen to Celebrate AMG’s Birthday

Mercedes Unveils a New Special Edition G-Wagen to Celebrate AMG’s Birthday

There’s no better way to celebrate your birthday than with a new G-Wagen—well, according to Mercedes, at least.

The German marque has just unveiled a special edition AMG G63 to mark 55 years since two former Daimler-Benz engineers kickstarted the performance division known as AMG. Mercedes says the G-Class, which has been a linchpin of the AMG portfolio for more than 20 years, is the ideal “ambassador” to ring in the anniversary.

Available in either obsidian black metallic or bright white paint, the new “Edition 55” features exclusive badging to honor AMG and the model itself. With the signature boxy silhouette, the off-roader is equipped with hefty 22-inch AMG forged alloys in a cross-spoke design and gray finish. It’s also equipped with both the AMG Night Package and the AMG Night Package II for more high-gloss black accents, because why not.

The “Edition 55” is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. 

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Under the hood, the special edition retains the standard G63’s twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that delivers 577 hp and 627 ft lbs of torque through a new 9-speed automatic transmission. The nearly 3-ton beast offers an array of driving modes, too, such as Comfort, Sport, Eco, Individual and G. The latter of which optimizes off-road capability even on rough terrain.
Inside, meanwhile, the cabin is characterized by the contrast of red and black. The AMG seats are upholstered in two-tone nappa leather while the black velour floor mats are emblazoned with “Edition 55” in red stitching. There’s also red illuminated “AMG” lettering on the door sills, along with “AMG” and “55” badges on the AMG Performance steering wheel. You can expect a good dose of carbon elements throughout, as well.

The interior of the “Edition 55” is finished in black and red. 

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With the car, you’ll also receive a customized AMG car cover. With an outer made from tear-resistant fabric and a soft flannel lining, it promises to protect your new Merc from dust and scratches.
As for price, the Edition 55 pack will cost an extra $19,590 on top of the $156,450 or so you’ll pay for the G63. At around $176,040 all up, that’s quite the birthday present.
Check out more photos below:

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