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The AMG models – both the V8-powered G63 AMG and V12-propelled G65 AMG – get a new special issue, the Edition 463, which gains the two-tone interior you see above.

There are swathes of Nappa leather and some fripperies on the outside, including black protective strips (for all that off-roading you won’t be doing) and some 21-inch alloy wheels (for the posing you will be doing).

Both AMGs get the one thing their antiquated dynamics really weren’t screaming out for, and that’s more power. With 420kW, the G63 is up 20kW and can now complete 0-100kph in a terrifying sounding 5.4 seconds.

The G65, on the other hand, has been hiked by 13kW, taking its total output to 463kW and slicing 0.1sec from its little brother’s accelerative dash.

Happily, suspension setups have been tweaked for better on-road body control, while the overworked ESP system has been sharpened up too. Whether a longer-life bulb has been fitted to the stability control light in the instrument cluster is unconfirmed.

At the ‘normal’ end of the G range, the G350 diesel has also enjoyed a power boost, while the G500 petrol has a new engine: a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 related to the one you’ll find in the AMG GT sports car, no less.

We may mock, but there’s something gloriously ridiculous about the G-Wagen, especially when it comes with a hand-built AMG engine to create many-cylindered thunder in. You can order your new, Stabilo-highlighter inspired G from the middle of 2015.

 The G-Class offers tried-and-tested technology so that you can power through tough terrain. Sophisticated solutions from Mercedes-Benz ensure that this model can continue driving even when only one wheel has grip. The three differential locks of the G-Class can be individually engaged in a logically determined sequence. As a result, you can optimally adjust the vehicle’s handling to its environment. If a wheel loses traction, power will be distributed to the wheels with the best roadholding.

Diesel Engine

ModelEngine cc/ cylindersPower kWTorque NmFuel consumption l/100 kmCO2 emissions
G 350 BlueTEC 2987/V6 155 540/ 1600-2400 11.2 295

A powerful way to save fuel

Petrol Engine

ModelEngine cc/ cylindersPower kWTorque NmFuel consumption l/100 kmCO2 emissions
G 500 5461/V8 285 530/2800-4800 14.9 348
G 63 AMG 5461/V8 400 760/ 2000-5000 13.8 322

Plenty of torque both on and off the road