Limited edition Mercedes G-Wagon: from Brabus 800 and Edition 1 to Mansory Star Trooper and Gronos
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 2020 Brabus 800. View the listing
Brabus, which has been tuning Mercedes cars and trucks for over 40 years, has turned its attention to the four-wheeled G-Class as well, including the V12-powered G65 Brabus G900, of which there are reportedly just 10 in the world. Keeping with Brabus tradition, “900” refers to the vehicle’s horsepower figure.
Another firm called known for its attention-grabbing carbon fiber body kits and color schemes, has gotten its hands on the G-Class as well, adding its body modifications onto the 2020 G63 AMG Mansory.
Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG by Mansory Gronos. View the listing
Another Mansory-modified, limited edition G-Wagon is the Gronos, based on the V12 AMG G65. The Gronos (apparently a portmanteau of “G-Class” and the Greek god “Cronos”) features lightweight carbon fiber bodywork with a wider stance than stock, larger wheels, a newly designed exhaust, and 840 horsepower. Inside, extra carbon fiber trim and special stitching distinguish the Gronos from other G-Class Benzes.
Matte black 2020 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG with restyled interior by Mansory Star Trooper Philipp Plein. View the listing
Yet another eye-catching Mansory is the Star Trooper. The Star Trooper started life as a G63, and with the help of German fashion designer Phillip Plein decked it out in grey camouflage, special wheels, red highlights, completely restyled interior, and an 850-horsepower version of the 4.0-liter V8 engine thanks to larger turbos and new exhaust.
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG Edition 1. View the listing
Other available customized and special models on the latest G-Class platform include the Edition 1. Finished in a sinister-looking matte black with subtle red accents, the Edition 1 is a special limited-production version of the G63 by Mercedes-Benz only built during the earliest part of the model’s production. Other distinguishing features include a grey decal running between the doors, tinted turn signals, and red trim and stitching on the seats.
And one last special version of the G-Class is the G63 AMG “Gepanzert,” or “Armored.” Based on the 2020 G63 AMG, it is a bulletproof version of the famous SUV with extra armored plating, special glass, and ballistic and blast protection.
G-63 AMG Prices
2020 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG Brabus 800. View the listing
Styling, equipment, and performance vary widely on the G63 AMG, and so does price, both for standard models like the 2020 G63 AMG and for limited edition special models. Of course, none are cheap and all are exclusive, but while some are merely pricey, some are among the most expensive vehicles on the road.
Prices range from the low €200,000s for factory G63s to the mid-€200,000s and €300,000s for limited edition Brabus G-Wagons and nearly €600,000 for the most expensive Mansory versions. The Brabus 6x6s, meanwhile, cost nearly €1M euros.
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G-Wagon Engines: the V8 AMG G63 vs. the V12 AMG G65
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 2020, “Steampunk Edition” with an upgraded exhaust. View the listing
The most basic choice for an AMG G-Class buyer is engine. Both are potent, sophisticated, and powerful, but one comes with extra power and a higher price tag.
The AMG G63 comes with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 577 horsepower. The AMG G65, meanwhile, comes with a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 630 horsepower. Both are more than powerful enough to push this 5700-pound SUV along, and with ample ground clearance, full-time four-wheel drive, a two-speed transfer case, and three locking differentials, these vehicles are just as impressive off the road as they are on it.
3 Six wheels: The 2015 G63 AMG 6×6
2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 6×6 Brabus 700. View the listing
One of the most legendary trucks anywhere in the world, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class 6×6 was built from 2013 to 2015.
Underneath an extended pickup version of the G-Class body is the twin-turbo V8, six wheels with six-wheel drive and portal axles, five electronic differential locks, and a luxuriously appointed G63 AMG interior fitting of an expensive sedan.
Among the 6×6’s other interesting features are a compressor that can reduce or increase tire pressure and an extra driveshaft for the rearmost wheels.
German tuner Brabus, which specializes in Mercedes vehicles, made an even more exclusive version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class 6×6 in 2015, with a body kit and the engine tweaked to 700 horsepower, enough to rocket the six-wheeler from 0-100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Only a handful were built, and one of them, in gloss black, is currently available at Hollmann International.