In the 1980s there was almost nothing that symbolized prosperity to the same extent as a Mercedes Geländewagen.
In practice, this was almost a tractor – which could scratch anywhere. But full of equipment and a large engine, it also became a kind of luxury car. Then they became stone animals too!
And if you have to show the neighbors and the world that you were successful at the 1980s, the G-Class was the real status symbol number one.
It is also a model that has been more or less identical since it was launched in 1979.
But this year it was finally available in a completely new edition. And then happy Norwegians awoke again. They do not just have a G-class – they want the top version: AMG G 63.
There is no doubt that the Norwegians have a feeling for Mercedes and their AMG models. 2018 is probably another record year. The exact number is not yet clear, but it will be more than the 250 sold in 2017. Which was also one
And indeed, the AMG G 63 itself is one of the big locomotives in sales.
It is almost a bit bizarre. Because, just like in the 80s, this is one of the most expensive new cars that you can buy in Norway.
Read here our Mercedes G-Class test:
Soon 50 contracts
The starting price is just over 2.5 million. But there is hardly anyone who buys this without extra equipment for at least NOK 200,000.
PR and information manager at Mercedes Norway, Audun Hermansen, can be pleased to see that the cars are being demolished, even without any form of marketing.
– We are actually approaching 50 contracts. Our dealers are simply cleaned up by customers who want to secure a copy, he says.
Here is the – brand new Mercedes G-Class
The G-Class exudes a large part of the car, all with the exterior design. Here one has chosen to keep many of the original lines. That is, it is about as streamlined as a brick. And much will have to
Look twice to separate it from its predecessor.
If you think this is one of the least environmentally friendly cars on the market, that is absolutely right. In any case when we consider the AMG edition.
Here you have to answer for almost 300 grams of CO2 per kilometer – and a consumption of 1.3 l / mil if you are lighthearted with the right foot.
From 2.5 million – 15 Norwegians have ordered ordered
Sports car gear
It is probably not so easy to control such a car. For this you get a strong, strong 4-liter V8 engine of 585 hp – 850 Nm already from 2.500 rpm.
0-100 disappears in 4.5 seconds while the top speed is 240 km / h.
On the AMG G 63, the 4MATIC system also has a more rear-wheel drive characteristic, with a 60/40 distribution for improved driving dynamics.
G 63 is visually characterized by exhaust pipes on the side, wider screens, AMG-specific grills and standard 22-inch AMG wheels.
PS: In the market used you get Geländewagen up to NOK 75,000. Then it is often & # 39; field wagon & # 39 ;, of the type used in the military. At the time of writing, more than 100 are for sale at Finn.no.
Read our test of AMG G 63 here