Mercedes-Benz South Africa can't yet confirm engine upgrades, but we suspect the C300 will be boosted from 180kW to 190 as per global specification while torque stays the same at 370Nm. Mercedes has also improved the efficiency of the most powerful G-Class by including cylinder deactivation technology - this means the engine can partially shut down in certain situations to save fuel.
Despite a kerb weight of 2485kg, Mercedes-AMG claims the new G63 accelerates to 100km/h some 0.9sec faster than its predecessor, with top speed capped at 220km/h or lifted to 240km/h with an optional driver's package that brings upgraded wheels and tyres. The Maybach S-Class now shows even more styling differentiations from the standard S Class with a new grille that's been inspired by the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance premiering Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe from 2016.
It is basically a nine speed, automatic rear-wheel drive vehicle worthy of the most debonair and suave gentlemen and ladies.
Fast-forward to now, and Mercedes has followed that up with the introduction of the high-performance variant of the G-Wagen from the mad scientists at AMG: the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63, which will make its first appearance at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show next month.
Mercedes-Benz has given the fourth-generation C-Class a mid-life facelift.
New colors and a choice of copper, gold or platinum accent stitching add to the lux factor in the Maybach's interior.
All models will be available with Mercedes' DYNAMIC SELECT system, whereby up to five driving mores can be selected to tailor the car's engine, gearbox, suspension and steering to the driver's needs.
Powering the range topping S650 is a 6.0-litre engine which produces 630hp and 900Nm of torque which allows a sprint speed of 4.7 seconds.
The new G 63 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, before arriving in United Kingdom showrooms later in the year.
There's no word yet on whether the G 63 will arrive Down Under but, if it does, it isn't likely to be until early in 2019; European deliveries are expected to begin in July. Top markets include China, Russia, and the United States.
The G63 will be here in Q3 this year, with pricing and specification to be confirmed.