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A rundown on Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG Edition 463

A rundown on Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG Edition 463
Ranjan R. Bhat Ranjan R. Bhat Thursday 15 June 2017, 10:26 AM

Earlier today, Mercedes-Benz launched a special edition of the G-Wagen in Indian, christened the G 63 AMG Edition 463. The third G-Wagen model to be sold here, the G 63 AMG Edition 463 is targeted at those who crave for exclusivity, but prefer sobriety to the loud character of G 63 AMG Crazy Colour. And with a price tag of ‘just’ Rs 2.17 crore (ex-showroom, Pune), this exclusivity is guaranteed.

Unlike the Crazy Colour, the G 63 Edition 463 features subtle cosmetic updates to give it a rugged look. It was introduced globally two years ago as a celebration of the G-Wagen’s 35th anniversary. Priced at Rs 7 lakh over the regular G 63 AMG, the Edition 463 gets a decals package, forged 21-inch wheels and extra protection for the body, comprising of a chrome bumper guard and a stainless-steel under body guard. Inside, you get two-tone diamond-quilted leather seats – heated, ventilated and electrically adjustable. The dashboard is colour coordinated and gets carbon fibre inserts to give it a sporty touch.

Powering the G 63 Edition 463 is a 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 engine powertrain. Delivering 563bhp and 720Nm of torque, this engine makes G 63 Edition 463 potent of hitting 100kmph from a standstill in just 5.4 seconds. It will go up to 209kmph before hitting the electronic limiter. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to all four wheels through a 4Matic system. For those who enjoy going off the beaten path, the G 63 AMG Edition 463 gets three electronic locking differentials, low range ratios and traction control system.

The G 63 AMG Edition 463 shares the segment with the likes of the Range Rover 5.0 V8 Autobiography, BMW X5 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. In case the regular Autobiography isn’t exclusive enough, you can also opt for the long wheelbase version. As for those who aren’t specific about getting an SUV, there are a slew of other options. Those who prefer the last word in luxury can go for the Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600. There are also a bunch of sporty saloons like the Porsche Panamera and the Maserati Quattroporte GTS.

On the other hand if you decide to go for a diesel SUV, there are the Lexus LX and the Range Rover 4.4 SDV8. However, the widest range of options exists for those ready to go for a sport scar - the Nissan GT-R, Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster, Maserati GranCabrio, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and BMW’s technological marvel – the BMW i8.

 

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