This is my first article on an automobile so I’m going to keep it very simple. Just felt, I should try my thoughts on something new and different, maybe you might like it.
I love brand Mercedes-Benz, and we all can agree their vehicles are classy and having one makes you feel you have arrived.
Just saying …
Before I jump into writing about Mercedes-AMG G 63, I want to give you a brief history on Mercedes-Benz.
According to Wikipedia, Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile marque and a division of the German company Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, and lorries. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’s 1901 Mercedes and Karl Benz’s 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile. The slogan for the brand is “the best or nothing”.
Mercedes-Benz offers a full range of passenger, light commercial and heavy commercial equipment. Vehicles are manufactured in multiple countries worldwide. The Smart marque of city cars are also produced by Daimler AG.
A-Class – Subcompact luxury Hatchback / Sedan/Saloon
B-Class – Subcompact luxury Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)
C-Class – Compact executive Sedan/Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet
CLA-Class – Subcompact luxury 4 Door Coupé and Estate
CLS-Class – Mid-size luxury 4 Door Coupé and Estate
E-Class – Executive Sedan/Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet
G-Class – Mid-size luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
GLA-Class – Subcompact luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
GLC-Class – Compact luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
GLE-Class – Mid-size luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
GLS-Class – Full-size luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
S-Class – Full-size luxury Sedan/Saloon, Coupé & Cabriolet
SL-Class – Grand Tourer
SLC-Class – Roadster
V-Class – Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)/ Van
AMG GT – Sports car
X-Class – Luxury Pickup Truck
However, this article is not about Mercedes-Benz as a brand. I will find time to write a detailed article on Mercedes-Benz.
The focus of this article is Mercedes-AMG G 63 which falls under the G-Class. It is a mid-size luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, “cross country vehicle”), is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV manufactured by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz. In certain markets, it has been sold under the Puch name as Puch G. The G-wagen is characterised by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. Despite the introduction of an intended replacement, the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in 2006, the G-Class is still in production and is one of the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler’s history, with a span of 35 years. Only the Unimog surpasses it.
The G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the King of Iran (at the time a significant Mercedes shareholder) to Mercedes and offered as a civilian version in 1979. In this role it is sometimes referred to as the “Wolf”. The Peugeot P4 was a variant made under licence in France with a Peugeot engine. The first military in the world to use it was the Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino) beginning in 1981 with the military model 461.
It was not available from Mercedes-Benz in the United States until 2002, although this was preceded by a grey-market where even basic models commanded six-figure prices in the 1990s. It was launched in 2002 as the Mercedes-Benz G500 with a V-8 petrol engine and achieved 3,114 sales that year. This eventually tapered down to less than 1,000 models sold in some years. However, in the 2010s, sales began to increase again surpassing the 3,000 mark in 2014 and in 2015, it sold more than during its launch year; with 3,616 sold that year. In 2016 this increased to 3950 in the United States. Canada saw a similar increase, which, although is a smaller market compared to the United States; saw sales increase from 127 in 2012 to over 400 in 2016.
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There has been a number of releases under of the G-Wagen model since the first was released in 1979. The first G-Wagen was the 460-series Geländewagen.
The 460 was popular with military and off-road enthusiasts, with more than 50,000 built in the first decade.
Enough of all this. Let’s dive into talking about the main guy – Mercedes-AMG G 63.
Mercedes-AMG G 63
AMG is the sport faction of the Mercedes-Benz brand, and its said – they never, ever disappoint. Never been in one so I can’t tell,however, from videos and photos I have seen so far, I can’t help than agree.
The official site of Mercedes-Benz describes the G 63 as a luxury equipment that leaves you awe!
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