The legendary G-Wagen sits on massive 23-inch wheels and wears carbon fiber attire.
The G-Class W463 has been around since 1990, but tuners are still finding ways to breathe new life into the iconic off roader bound to be replaced next year by an all-new model. Mansory is the latest to work on Mercedes’ oldest model on sale today by upgrading it with a new wide body kit made from carbon fiber. Custom bumpers and side skirts have been installed, along with fender flares making it 20 millimeters wider on each side compared to the standard model.
All these goodies are compatible with the G350, G500, G63, and G65 for a cool €18,900 (plus VAT), but you can spend even more by asking Mansory to dip the roof and hood in carbon fiber. In addition, the side mirror caps, door handles, A-pillars, and the headlight covers can also benefit from the carbon fiber diet.
Numerous wheel designs in sizes ranging from 21 to 23 inches complete the visual updates for the G-Class. This particular two-tone version sits on the largest set of alloys available shod in beefy 305/35 R23 tires.
Photos of the cabin have not been released, but Mansory says there are tons of customization options available and you can cover just about all surfaces in leather or Alcantara. Needless to say, the body’s makeover can be matched on the inside with numerous carbon fiber bits and pieces.
It wouldn’t be a complete tuning package without some upgrades underneath the hood. The G63's biturbo 5.5-liter V8 engine no longer develops 563 horsepower (420 kilowatts) and 560 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) of torque as Mansory’s engineers have managed to extract a whopping 840 hp (618 kW) and an electronically governed 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm).
The tuner isn’t saying a word about the G63 performances, but surely the huge bump in power has slashed a few ticks of a second from the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint. As a reminder, the standard model needs 5.4 to complete the task and will continue to accelerate until the electronic top speed limiter will kick in at 130 mph (210 kph).
With the G-Class racking up more than 20,000 sales this year, it’s no wonder the model is still going strong in the tuner scene.
Mercedes G-Class by Mansory
New MANSORY Wide body Kit for the Mercedes-Benz G-class.
When Kourosh Mansory and his team undertake to refine a premium car, then you can expect spectacular results. This is also the case with the new wide-body chassis program for the current Mercedes-Benz G-class, with versions for the model series G63, G65, G350 and G500. Striking extensions and noble carbon-fibre components now complement the proven MANSORY product range, consisting of elegant alloy wheels, powerful performance enhancements and superb interior finishing.
As soon as the Mercedes-Benz G-class leaves the factory, it is already an impressive eye-catcher. However, MANSORY manages to confer a masculine, as well as elegant, carbon dress to the edgy off-roader´s serial chassis. Under the collective term, G wide body kit, MANSORY offers an extensive set, consisting of fender flares, door skins, as well as a front and rear bumper. This set, entirely produced from carbon, as well as partially consisting of carbon fibre, extends the serial chassis by 40 millimetres. The price starts at 18.900,- euros, plus value added tax. As if that were not enough, the enthusiastic G customer can complete his carbon-fibre upgrade with a lightweight hood, a roof panel and a roof spoiler, with either two - or four position lights. Door handles, rear-view mirror housing, headlight covers and panelling of the A-pillar, complement the carbon splendour.
Various 21-, 22 -, or 23-inch-wide alloy wheels, on the customer's request, additionally enhance the impressive appearance of the refined MANSORY SUV sustainably, and at the same time, skilfully complete the wider wheel arches. The exclusive 23-inch M8 double-spoke wheel presents you with a sporty-looking light-alloy wheel with a wheel hub cover, which is constantly horizontally aligned, as a special feature. MANSORY mounted 305/35R23 tyres on the mono-block cast wheels, for excellent adherence.
To complement the optical performance, the refining specialist also offers the matching performance enhancements. The MANSORY engine division completely revised the eight-cylinder Biturbo of the AMG G63, adding authentic racing components: engine pistons, connecting rods, connecting rod bearings, crankshaft, cylinder head and many more features, which meet company owner Kourosh Mansory's high standards. The newly designed exhaust set, from the manifold up to the double stainless-steel tailpipes, which exude their bewitching sound on the flanks, ensure superior performance data. Instead of 544 HP (400 kW), the G63, revised by MANSORY, achieves an impressive 840 HP (618 kW), while the maximum torque increases to the electronically limited 1.150 Newton metres.
On demand, the G-model´s customisation extends to the interior. The entire interior fittings can be restyled in the in-house saddlery: from the dashboard, across the seats, headliner and carpet fittings: the team thereby demonstrates that MANSORY processes only the very best, flawless top-quality Alcantara leather, and, of course, only perfectly manufactured carbon.