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The top G-Wagen model is a unique sight, and the busy market is a very out of place spot for the car to be in.

It’s not every day when you spot a G-Wagen making the rounds of a busy Indian market street, but that is what happened in Bangalore. The big burly white Mercedes looks very out of place in the narrow street and barely fits into the narrow street, with the crammed shops and the parked two-wheelers on the side

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is the top model of the G-Wagen, which has risen to almost iconic heights since its modest beginnings as a military use vehicle over four decades ago. The G in the name stands for Graz, a city in Austria where the first developments of the vehicle took place. Today the car has almost mythical standings amongst SUVs as being one of the only vehicles to retain its basic shape since the first generation, even to the use of heavy materials like steel in the construction.

The G 63 is the AMG version of the G-Wagen, and is powered by a 4 litre V8 Bi-Turbocharged engine that makes 577 horsepower and has 4WD. This version also gets AMG specific 22 inch wheels and side-mounted twin-pipe exhausts. The vehicle also comes with Halo-shaped LED daytime running lights and rear LED lamps as well. The car has immense road-presence, and the added capability of advanced AMG Ride Control suspension that allows the car to conquer challenges off the tarmac and provides immense control and response on the road.

Another feature of the G 63 seen in the image is its Custom number plate- which states ‘MY BOSS’, which is a very unusual and tough to legally get for a vehicle in India. But the unique plate gives the G-Wagen, an almost mythical status amongst cars, even other G-Wagens on the road if that unlikely scenario arises. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is priced at INR 2.4 Crores.

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

I am a journalism grad who has always had a passion towards machines, especially cars and war machines, the sheer competitiveness of the industry which works with the same enthusiasm everyday without fail is what fascinates me. Favourie Car: Nissan GT-R R35 Quote: What you do in life echoes in eternity- Russell Crowe, Maximus, Gladiator