The new G63 was unveiled last month, but the automaker is already looking forward to coming out with even more powerful and opulent versions of the SUV.
The all-new model is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 577 HP (585 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque. While that should be enough for the majority of drivers, the brand is already looking into something a little more potent. Auto Express spoke with product chief Dr. Gunnar Guthenke, who suggested the new platform would be able to accommodate for a faster, more performance-oriented “S” variant.
“Previously, you’d never have had the steering and dynamics for an S,” he said. “I am so excited about future modifications.”
A G63 S isn’t the only variant Mercedes is looking to add to the G-Wagen lineup; a Maybach could very well be on the cards. “We have had Maybach with Landaulet,” he said. “We want to nurture this tradition.”
It wouldn’t be the first time the automaker offered a Maybach variant of the G-Wagen, as the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet was launched out towards the end of the previous generation’s lifespan. The half 4×4, half convertible was a lesson in how luxurious and potent a SUV could be.
While the G650 Landaulet always looked out of place, a toned-down version without the convertible top and raised suspension would fit right in with today’s high-performance SUVs.