Mansory's Gronos Has Been Updated, Is Still a Wild G-Class

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Mansory has applied a facelift to its Mercedes-Benz G-Class customization package sold by the name of Gronos.
The tuning company known for its eccentric designs and luxury interior finishes has revealed the new Gronos facelift at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The Gronos is based on the 63 AMG version of the G-Class, but has a completely reworked engine.

The twin-turbo V8 unit now develops 840 PS and 1,150 Nm, enough to make some supercars blush. The new exhaust system should provide a sound to match.

If the power figure leaves you unimpressed, there's still a wide-body kit to polarize the audience into “I love it,” or “I hate it” crowds. There's no way you can see this car and not have an opinion regarding its design, and you cannot call it bland.

Since the G-Class is not about modern lines, it is hard to make a tuning kit for it without leaving the rectangular shape of the famed off-roader, but Mansory did their magic and developed the Gronos, that now has a facelift if you considered the “old” one boring.

Mansory widened the G-Class body by 40 millimeters, and the extensions are made of carbon fiber. The design and manufacture part of the wide-body kit is completely in-house for Mansory, as they have their autoclaves to make the expensive and lightweight material. Judging by the amounts of carbon fiber utilized by Mansory, getting their autoclaves was an excellent cost-cutting decision.

The aerodynamic kit for the G-Class includes front and rear bumpers, a set of side skirts, fender extensions, a new bonnet, and other elements. The package does not end here, as the tuners provide customers with a set of auxiliary lights fitted to the roof of the Gronos G-Class, as well as a new front grille, redesigned headlamps, and a set of alloy rims.

The rims themselves have a diameter of 22 inches, so they require special tires that are usually reserved for supercars. Naturally, these do not go well with comfort and off-roading, the latter being excluded for Gronos customers because of the thread pattern and tire profile.

As usual, Mansory developed a new interior for the G-Class. It includes a redesign for the dash and center console, making the leather-garnished cabin look different than the usual G-Class passenger compartment. Naturally, carbon fiber elements are present inside, as Mansory must put that autoclave to work.
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