Like the ‘regular’ G-Class unveiled last year, the new G63 is longer (101mm), wider (121 mm) and taller (40mm) than its predecessor, with a design best described as evolutionary. Mercedes hasn’t tried to reinvent the wheel, but there are enough small touches to differentiate between old and new.
The body-shell itself features a smarter mix of materials, including various types of steel and aluminium, for a structure 55 per cent stronger than before. That should make for fewer unpleasant noises and vibrations in the cabin, and a safer car in crash testing as well.
Along with side-pipes and bigger (up to 22-inches) wheels, the designers in Affalterbach have set the G63 apart from its more mundane brethren with bigger air intakes, more aggressive bumpers and a ‘Panamericana’ grille similar to that of the AMG GT R.