Mercedes-AMG G 63 on Disc Wheels Sparks Mixed Emotions

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Photo: Instagram | agluxurwheels
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By bringing the G-Wagen into the modern era back in 2018, Mercedes has struck gold. The icon is a best-seller in all versions (Benz and AMG), and most copies have received a magic touch from the aftermarket world.
In most cases, the Mercedes G-Wagen features at least a set of new wheels. However, certain tuners, like Carlex Design, can turn yours into a rolling piece of jewelry, whereas others are always ready to install a wacky body kit and add all sorts of other components.

Interior conversions are also available, and the sky is basically the limit here. Whether you're interested in custom upholstery with a unique touch in all shades imaginable, a pair of captain's chairs at the back, a starry headliner, a high-end sound system, or rear-hinged back doors, name it, and it is available.

With 577 horsepower (585 ps/430 kW) produced by the bi-turbo V8, which has a 4.0L displacement, and 627 pound-foot (850 Nm) of torque, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 is anything but underpowered. For something that's shaped like a brick and weighs as much as a small shed, it is also very agile, taking 4.5s from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph). However, you can also boost its power to impressive heights with multiple oily upgrades signed by various tuners.

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Photo: Instagram | agluxurwheels
Nevertheless, some, including us, are firm believers in the less is more saying when it comes to modified cars, hence why a set of nice wheels will always make almost any ride look better than one fitted with a widebody kit. The pictured G-Wagen wants to be noticed, and despite not featuring many modifications, it is on the verge of the OTT side.

Made famous by AG Luxury Wheels, it bears the signature of Champion Motoring and comes with a set of disc alloys. They're called the AGL78, come in multiple sizes up to 26 inches in diameter, and they're made in the US of A. The pictured G 63 sports a green finish and has a bulbar up front, black window trim, and a few other bits and bobs, including the privacy windows.

Taken separately, these upgrades sound great, but they don't mix that well. For one, the new alloys are flashy and would look better on a Rolls-Royce. The custom spare wheel holder has a bi-tone look that doesn't do justice to the rest of the 4x4, and we don't know why it needs a bulbar, as it won't venture far off the lit path on those skinny tires.

This is certainly far from being one of our favorite G-Wagens, but we've also seen far worse-looking projects over the years. Guess it falls in the Purgatory of tuned cars. So, what's your take on it?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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