First ride: 2024 Mercedes-AMG G63 Car News

Replacing anti-roll bars with semi-active dampers also provides the G-Class with an as-yet-unspecified weight saving.

Wheel articulation is also said to have been improved. Further changes in store for the G63 in 2024 include the adoption of a new mild-hybrid powertrain.

Already used by the GLE 63, it combines AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre petrol V8 with a 48V startergenerator that produces 21bhp and 184lb ft, for total outputs of 603bhp and 627lb ft. 

New 2024 Mercedes G-Class first ride review

As we scythe down a narrow and bumpy country road outside Leipzig, Germany, during testing of next year’s G63, Ralf Haug, head of suspension at Mercedes-AMG, describes the G-Class’s new kinetic suspension set-up as “a significant leap in suspension development”.

The idea for the adoption of the kinetic suspension on the G-Class came after AMG started development of the advanced system for the new SL and GT, explains Haug.

“We saw the advantages it brought to our sports cars and immediately began thinking of what it could do for our offroad models,” he says.

It’s still early days, but if the prototype we’re riding in is any indication, development is already well advanced. It’s never easy judging a car from the passenger seat, but next year’s G63 appears to offer improved handling qualities and a calmer ride than those of today’s model.

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This notice was published: 2023-10-30 11:02:07

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