- 1 owner
- Only 4000 miles
- Last serviced April 2022 at 3852 miles
Built in 2018, this is one of the last of the Mercedes-AMG G63s; the run ended that year as the G-Wagen moved to the W463A platform, losing its live axles in favour of independent front suspension. Built under Mercedes’ designo Exclusive personalisation programme, the vehicle features a Mauritius Blue Metallic paint job, AMG 7G-tronic speedshift, colour-matched spare wheel cover, and brilliant red AMG brake callipers.
Sitting on 295/40 tyres and 21-inch black rims, the left-hand drive, long-wheelbase station wagon is fitted with a cable winch, brush guard, underbody protection and towball – further strengthening the G-Wagen’s excellent off-road abilities. The interior is luxurious, with Nappa leather interior and two-tone steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system featuring DVD player and smartphone integration. The driving experience is further improved by tyre pressure monitors, blind spot assistant, power-sliding roof and rear-view camera.
Created in Graz, Austria, and well maintained in the UAE’s dry climate, this unique and personalised 4x4 is a truly go-anywhere vehicle – as comfortable in the mud as it is on Mayfair.
Like the Range Rover, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has developed since its 1970s launch from a basic off-road machine into a luxury vehicle. But while its UK rival has gradually abandoned the original principles of 4x4 engineering, plugging the gaps with ever more complex electronics, the G-Wagen has made no such compromises: with a ladder chassis, live axles and no less than three locking differentials, it remains built for ultimate off-road performance. And in the G63 model produced by Mercedes’ high-performance subsidiary AMG, this rugged engineering is combined with a luxurious fit-out and a hefty dose of brute force: kicking out 563hp (420kW) of power and 590lb/ft (800Nm) of torque, the G63’s 5.5-litre V8 can hurl this 2.5-tonne vehicle from 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds.
Originally sold as a military vehicle until it entered the civilian market as the W460 in 1979, the Geländewagen (‘terrain-vehicle’, often abbreviated to G-Wagen) quickly caught the public’s eye – aided by the the Vatican’s 1980 decision to turn one into the first Popemobile. AMG got involved early, building the 280 GE model that carried Jacky Ickx and Claude Brasseur to victory in the 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally. And in 1990, the W463 brought a thorough overhaul to improve its comfort, ergonomics, handling and appearance – adding features including ABS, full-time four-wheel drive and electrically-locking differentials.
The Mercedes-AMG G63 entered the market in 2012, featuring bodywork and suspension improvements, enlarged airflow inlets, an AMG sports exhaust system with twin chrome pipes on each side, high-performance AMG brakes – and that potent twin-turbo, direct-injection M157 5.5-litre powerplant. The gearbox is a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, controlled via steering wheel paddles or the transmission-mounted gearstick.
Reaching 130mph, the G63 has the fastest acceleration of any G-Wagen bar the G65, whose 6.0-litre V12 pips it to 60mph by just 0.1 seconds. A truly awesome machine that’s equally at home in the rough, on the highway and in the city.