AMG G 63 MANSORY GRONOS Facelift – Luxury Off-Roader
With the premiere of the GRONOS Facelift at the Geneva Autosalon 2016, MANSORY presents a new version of its successful refinement programme for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
by Jim Davis | 07 March 2016
With the premiere of the GRONOS Facelift at the Geneva Autosalon 2016, MANSORY presents a new version of its successful refinement programme for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Based on the AMG G 63 the MANSORY GRONOS Facelift has been given new carbon aerodynamic parts, stiff enough to meet all the demands on the road and off-road. A powerful performance enhancement to an impressive 840 hp, distinctive alloy wheels 22 inches XXL format, as well as masterfully complex hand-applied leather interior complete the luxury offroader.
The striking main feature of the elaborately manufactured carbon body reconstruction is the significantly wider fenders. Thanks to these extensions and side skirts the G- model expands by 40 millimetres at the edges. Additionally, the front and rear have been revised by the carbon specialists at MANSORY. So, a newly designed off-road front bumper with underride protection replaces the series bumper. The rear bumper is also replaced by a customised carbon bumper. As a rule of thumb, MANSORY manufactures all of its body components with carbon. The company processes the ultra light material itself in the in-house autoclave located in Brand (not far from Bayreuth) and thus always ensures high quality standards for material and workmanship. No other company in the market is as closely linked to the use of carbon fibre as MANSORY. These specialists manufacture and process this ultra- light, extremely strong material taken from the world of motorsport in their own in- house autoclaves, which means they don’t have to rely on suppliers. This gives them complete freedom in the scope, fit and design of components.
New headlights are the core of the MANSORY Light elements design, which give the G model its totally unique appearance. In addition to the beautiful design of the front lights are the clever solutions, such as the additional indicator lights. These are now recessed under the spotlights illuminating through nine pinhead sized openings. For protection against stone chips and dirt there are four additional lights mounted on the roof of the vehicle which illuminate the coming terrain with extra strong luminosity.
In keeping with the strengthened visual appearance, MANSORY also turns the screws in the power category. To this end, the AMG 8 cylinder twin turbo has been reworked with genuine racing components installed. The turbochargers, sports airfilter, ECU and many other parts now meet the high requirements of the company owner, Kourosh Mansory. Together with the newly designed exhaust system, from the manifold to the stainless steel double end pipes that become exposed at the front of the rear wheels, outstanding performance data is achieved. Instead of 536 hp (400 kW), the GRONOS Facelift proudly achieves an impressive 840 hp (618 kW), while the maximum torque rises to an electronically limited 1.150 Nm.
Striking 23 inch MANSORY alloy wheels ensure excellent contact with the road. These also improve handling and considerably sharpen the look of the car. The charcoal-grey mono-block cast wheel with “SPIDER” designation comes equipped with tyres sized 305/35R23, guaranteeing great grip. As a alternative MANSORY offers more wheel designs like the monobloc-rim M8 in 22 an 23inch with its rotating, self adjusting hub cover.
The continuation of the G-models individualisation can be found in the interior. The dashboard and the entire centre console area have both been completely re- designed. The in-house interior studio has completely re-fitted the interior with carbon fibre components and lots of leather. Once more, the team has shown that MANSORY only uses the best, flawless leather, the highest quality Alcantara and of course only perfectly-produced carbon fibre.