A+B=G63: Combining Akrapovic & BRABUS Upgrades for one beast of a G-WagonTim S
The iconic G-Wagon has spanned decades as one of Mercedes’ most popular and capable models, with the AMG G 63 at the top.
In it’s latest form, receiving a thorough update of the platform, the new G63 is powered by AMG’s 4.0L biturbo M157 producing 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque.
Yet as stout and powerful as it is, it can still blend in among the standard-issue G 550 or any number of model years of prior G 63’s.
That would certainly be the case in New York City, where this G-Wagon resides. They’re well-suited for the rough streets of NYC: Able to absorb random potholes, temporary steel plates and uneven patchwork that makes up Manhattan’s avenues and cross streets up and down the island.
This also makes them a popular choice for AMG enthusiasts looking to keep a vehicle in the city.
To set this G 63 apart is a simple equation: Combine two of Europe’s top aftermarket brands to create one uniquely equipped SUV.
Akrapovic Slip-On Line Exhaust for the AMG G63
The Akrapovic AMG G63 exhaust hitting the scales for a weight comparison (see below). Look closer and you’ll see the separate tip bezels that will be mounted underneath the running boards.
The factory AMG G63 exhaust with it’s dual chrome tips on each side.
The factory AMG exhaust valve actuators will transfer over, allowing the valves to continue to function as intended.
An additional advantage of Akrapovic’s titanium construction is a significant weight savings. Dropping 23 pounds may not seem like much, but that’s 46% less than factory.
A view from underneath with the factory exhaust still in place.
Now a look at the final product. Scroll between the before and after images and you can see how there’s less actual muffler, and the design of which from the inside creates the more aggressive sound from the Akrapovic.
Up close with the “tip” bezel. Rather than two rounded chrome tips floating underneath the running boards, the Akrapovic tip provides a solid foundation that is flush up against the G63. It is the more visually striking difference between the two systems, and one we personally prefer.
The BRABUS Carbon Fiber “Powerdome” & Spare Tire Cover
Making a statement right up front, the BRABUS carbon fiber Powerdome give the G63 an even more imposing look. A purely aesthetic piece, it is securely affixed to the factory hood via an adhesive process.
While more and more companies offer carbon fiber parts there can be a stark difference in the quality and longevity of its construction, leaving many enthusiasts with ill-fitting or poorly finished parts. Not so with BRABUS. Their carbon pieces are truly a work of art.
From all angles the BRABUS Powerdome enhances the G63’s presence, giving the once flat hood a multitude of new dimensions. Literally.
Capping off the carbon fiber theme out back is a BRABUS spare wheel cover.
With a combination of Akrapovic and BRABUS, this AMG G63 sports a combo that you’ll rarely see in the wild.
Performance Upgrades for Your Mercedes-AMG
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