DubiCompare: Mercedes-AMG G63 V/S Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4 Squared: Which Is The Ultimate Gelandewagen?

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a revolutionary offroad SUV that has gained popularity for its rugged dependability and capabilities in the wilderness. Lately, Mercedes-Benz have spruced up the G-Class with their AMG treatment launching the G63. The SUV is a blend of performance, styling, offroad ability and luxury making it a complete car.

However, boffins at Mercedes-Benz decided they wanted to dial the G63 to 12 and give it 6 wheels and called it the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6. This monster was introduced in 2013 and around 100 examples were made before it went out of production two years later. Although the 6-wheeled monster was gone, people gritting their teeth didn’t want to give up on the idea of the 6×6. This led to the introduction and launch of the Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4 Squared, which is a four-wheel version of the 6×6. The 4×4 Squared features portal axles giving the SUV enhanced off-road characteristics. This was a short history of the G-Class/G-Wagon/Gelandewagen. Want to know more in detail? check this article discussing the complete history of the G-Class.

So without further ado, let’s get to the detailed comparison of the Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 Squared.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Dimensions

DimensionsAMG G63AMG G63 4×42
Boot Space480 Litres450 Litres
Fuel Tank Capacity100 Litres100 Litres
Towing Capacity3,500kg3,500kg

The exterior proportions of the standard G63 are smaller by a small margin. However, it does have a longer wheelbase out of the two allowing more space on the inside. On the other hand, The G63 Squared is taller because of its portal axle making it a better off-road SUV. We will discuss this in detail in the off-road section of the comparison.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Exterior Design

FeaturesAMG G63AMG G63 4×42
Standard Wheels20-inch22-inch
Aux LightsNoYes
Spare WheelBoot-Lid Mounted Boot-Lid Mounted
Electric TailgateNoNo

The G63 Squared obviously looks more menacing than the standard G63 because of its taller proportions, larger wheels and aux lights mounted on top. Both SUVs feature the iconic boxy silhouette of the G-Class and have similar design elements like round-shaped headlamps, twin-tip side exhaust and boot-lid mounted spare tyres; among others.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Interiors & Features

FeaturesAMG G63AMG G63 4×42
Instrument Cluster12.3-inch12.3-inch
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarplayYesYes
Wireless ChargerNoNo
Climate ControlThree-ZoneThree-Zone
Powered SeatsYesYes
Heated SeatsFront & RearFront & Rear
Ambient LightingYesYes
Burmester Audio15-Speaker Unit15-Speaker Unit

On the inside, both SUVs are identical to each other and there are no changes made to the G63 Squared as compared to the standard G63, which is a bit of a letdown. Although the infotainment on the 4×42 has a bit more options catering to off-road features.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Engine & Performance

EnginesAMG G63AMG G63 4×42
Capacity4L V8 Petrol4L V8 Petrol
Max Power577hp577hp
Peak Torque850Nm850Nm
Acceleration [0 to 100km/h]4.5 seconds5 seconds

Under the bonnet, everything remains the same as both SUVs continue to use the V8 twin-turbo petrol engine. The G63 Squared is around .5 seconds slower to the 100km/h mark due to its increase in weight.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Off-Road

StatsAMG G63AMG G63 4×42
Approach Angle27 Degrees41.3 Degrees
Departure Angle29.6 Degrees36.8 Degrees
Ground Clearance240mm350mm
Water Wading Depth700mm910mm
Terrain ModesYesYes
Portal AxelsNoYes
Locking DiffYesYes

This is where the G63 Squared outshines the standard G63 in every aspect. Mercedes-Benz has used portal axels on the Squared version and tuned the suspension to offer more travel and enhance its capabilities off-road. The taller proportions of the 4×42 give 110mm more ground clearance and water-wading capacity. Also, it has better approach and departure angles and is highly unlikely to struggle on any terrain. The Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4 Squared is one of the most capable production off-road vehicles.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Safety

Safety FeaturesAMG G63AMG G63 4×42
Traction ControlYesYes
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
360-degree CameraOptionalOptional

Again, Mercedes-Benz has not made any changes in terms of safety. Both SUVs come equipped with ample safety equipment. However, it is still not the latest tech in safety from Mercedes-Benz.  It is probably Merc’s way to keep the G-Class “old-school”.

Mercedes-AMG G63 v/s Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42: Price

The Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4 Squared is a special-edition model of the G63 and has limited availability. The colour options and customization are endless and Mercedes-Benz will ensure that the off-road SUV will match all your preferences. Prices of the Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4 Squared will vary as it is an imported model. We can expect a starting price of around AED 480,000. Looking to add the 4×42 to your garage? Check out the tasteful selection of Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4 Squared SUVs for sale in the UAE listed on DubiCars.

On the other hand, the G63 AMG might seem subtle against the Squared version. But for any other SUV, it is dialled up to 11, one less than the 4×4 Squared. We have a huge collection of Mercedes-AMG G63 SUVs listed on DubiCars. Check out used AMG G63 for sale in the UAE and new AMG G63 for sale in the UAE.

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