Even though it does not look like anything has changed for the last 40 years, under the hood of the Mercedes G class series (W463) introduced last May is an entirely redeveloped vehicle with ultramodern state-of-the-art technology. Of course, the same also applies to the drive: the sporty spearhead of the G series is the
Even though it does not look like anything has changed for the last 40 years, under the hood of the Mercedes G class series (W463) introduced last May is an entirely redeveloped vehicle with ultramodern state-of-the-art technology. Of course, the same also applies to the drive: the sporty spearhead of the G series is the Mercedes AMG G 63, which is powered by a 585 hp 4.0-liter V8 (M 177).
The AMG off-roader is therefore just as powerful as its sports car brother, the AMG GT R, which is optimized for track use and is fueled by the same engine (with the exception of the dry sump lubrication used in this model). But, as you would except, the engineers at POSAIDON, who are specialized in performance optimization of Mercedes Benz and in particular Mercedes AMG engines, are also taking the G 63 to the next level.
Even the “smallest” step up in the POSAIDON power program for the G 63 pushes the four-liter V8 to 700 hp and 950 Nm using software upgrades. Thanks to TÜV approval, a record of the power increase can be included in the legally required vehicle documents.
And so, with more ammunition in its arsenal, the 2.5-ton luxury off-roader can reach speeds of 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and, thanks to an additional control device installed by POSAIDON that does away with factory Vmax restriction, can reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. POSAIDON is offering this “liberating” upgrade for almost all current Mercedes Benz and Mercedes AMG vehicles.
But the G is even more ferocious when the POSAIDON engineers set to work not just on the electronics, but also on the hardware: The transformation of the G 63 to “POSAIDON RS 830” includes upgrades to both OEM turbochargers and forged high-performance pistons and high-pressure fuel pumps. On top of that, there are new exhaust manifolds and downpipes with sports catalytic converters.
The result as indicated in the name is a whopping 830 hp and a maximum torque of a mighty 1,100 Nm. In order to keep a handle on this kind of power, POSAIDON is also adapting both the engine software and the transmission software in the RS 830 conversion. The POSAIDON RS 830 can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a lightning-fast 3.9 seconds, and its Vmax is 266 km/h. The RS 830 transformation is also approved by TÜV.
The top athlete in the POSAIDON G family is the RS 830+. Instead of an upgrade to the series turbochargers, this car gets entirely new, ball bearing-mounted high-performance turbochargers in addition to the upgrades mentioned above. This produces a power output of 880 hp and 1,200 Nm, which means that a top speed of 271 km/h is possible. The 0-100 km/h sprint is completed in just 3.7 seconds.
To cap it all off, POSAIDON is making changes to the power display in the AMG menu of the on-board computer: here, drivers and passengers can see the exact power and torque values produced by the vehicle at any time, providing a clear picture of its true power. POSAIDON is not only offering this modification for the G 63, but also for all other current AMG models.