Hofele-Design, an automotive design and engineering firm, has unwrapped new cosmetic upgrades for the Mercedes-AMG G63, handing Affalterbach’s G-Wagen “sporty yet refined” modifications inside and out.
Up front, the G63’s AMG-specific Panamericana grille makes way for the tuner’s signature item, which can be specified in chrome, carbon-fibre or to match the bodywork (as seen here), while the Three-pointed Star is replaced by a Hofele-Design moniker. Here, the revised bumper features carbon-fibre and chrome appointments, the latter in a dark shadow hue. Atop the roof, the G63 has been equipped with a set of LED projector lights for improved visibility and added visual impact.
According to the Stuttgart-based company, one of the most important additions at the side of the box-shaped SUV are the electrically deployed steps, spanning the space between the multi-contoured carbon-fibre wheel arches. A design patented by the firm, the “Full-length Side Steps” incorporate the G63’s exhaust tips, which move with it. Stuart Whitmore, CEO at Hofele-Design, said “this retains the car’s iconic look, without compromising the functionality of the step for either the front or rear passengers”.
Exclusive to the package, the modified Mercedes rides on 24-inch cross-spoke alloys. Carbon-fibre trim extends to the rear, where the door-mounted spare wheel is housed in a new, multi-spoke-designed cover.
Enter via the bespoke side steps and you’ll notice the cabin has been thoroughly re-upholstered. Interior trim options include a variety of leathers and Alcantara in various colours. In addition, the standard five-seat layout can be ditched for Hofele-Design’s four-seat “VIP” arrangement. Seating for six can also be specified.
The engine remains untouched, as the firm believes its customers consider the G63’s performance to be “more than sufficient”. As a reminder, the standard Mercedes-AMG G63’s 4,0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol mill churns out 430 kW and 850 N.m of torque.
Original article from Car