The Mercedes-AMG G63 has a new monoblock wheel design.
Just look at them. They're awesome.
They'll be available on the G63 in the US for the 2023 model year.
Earlier this week as I was procrastinating by perusing through different automaker's European online configurators, I noticed something incredible on Mercedes' German site. The Mercedes-AMG G63 is now finally available with a spectacular monoblock wheel design, and best of all, it'll be offered in America.
Mercedes first debuted a modern monoblock wheel on the AMG GT 4-Door in 2018, though that 21-inch option is no longer available after the GT's facelift. A similar, even blockier 23-inch style is offered on the AMG GLS63, and of course the Maybach S-Class gets its own less sporty monoblock designs. But to me, not offering this style of wheel on the G-Class was a huge miss. The G-Wagen is the flashiest car that Mercedes makes, the epitome of a fashionable four-wheeled object, and monoblocks are as flashy and iconically Mercedes as it gets — not to mention the fact that the aftermarket has been pumping out similar wheel designs for the G-Class for years now.
The G63's new monoblock wheel measures in at 22 inches, and it's available in either polished aluminum or matte black with a silver lip. The design is pretty much identical to the wheel on the GLS63, with an AMG logo stamped into one of the spokes, a large Mercedes star emblem in the lug-covering center caps, and faux rivet elements. The silver finish costs around $4,900 in Germany while the black version is about $5,700, making the monoblocks about $1,000 more expensive than the G63's other 22-inch wheel.
It doesn't seem like the European G63 gets any other styling changes, aside from more available color and trim options through the G Manufaktur Division. Mercedes hasn't announced the 2023 G-Class for the US yet, but a spokesperson for the brand confirmed to me that the monoblocks will be part of the new model year's updates. We know Mercedes is working on a facelift for the G that will bring some styling tweaks and hopefully an updated infotainment system, but that might not come until 2024 -- the year that will also bring the electric EQG, which has its own unique monoblock wheel design.