Wunsiedel, 4 March 2015: With the world premier of the Sahara Edition at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, Mansory presents a further version of its successful refining program for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Based on the AMG G 63 the Mansory Sahara Edition receives a completely redesigned carbon body, compromising rigidity that meets the demands of all on and off road terrain all dressed up with camouflage decal. Powerful performance enhancements to an impressive 828 hp, distinctive alloy wheels 22 inches XXL format as well as masterfully complex hand-applied leather interior complete the Desert-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 Gmodel 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 ultralight, extremely strong material taken from the world of motorsport in their own inhouse 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 completely reworked with genuine racing components installed. The pistons, connecting rods, big end bearings, crankshaft, crank, cylinder head 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 Sahara Edition proudly achieves an impressive 828 hp, while the maximum torque rises to an electronically limited 1.000 Nm.