If you are looking for a rental SUV with power and an imposing, if not aggressive, look, then our self-drive hire Mercedes G63 is the 4x4 vehicle to choose for driving in the UK.
Although this rental SUV is boxy in appearance it is easy to drive. It features exposed hinges and chunky door handles, the doors of the G63 are solid with clearly audible door lock mechanisms; this car is sturdy and in short, a proper SUV. It has a ladder frame chassis, a rigid rear axle and an impressive ground clearance to handle London’s most bumpy of speed bumps. In this rental SUV, there is no doubt you’ll feel safe.
This new G-Class, or Geländewagen as it is also known, comes with an impressive AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine producing some 577bhp and a whopping 627lb ft of torque. Geländewagen translated means cross-country vehicle, or SUV, so you can expect this G-Class rental car to drive anywhere, and in this AMG trim version you may like to think of it more as a luxurious sports car than an SUV.
Design and Features
If you are looking for a rental SUV that cuts an imposing look on the road then you’ll be more than pleased when you hire this G63 from Signature Car Hire. The G63’s exterior design retains many of the G-Class’s original looks which has been cleverly applied to the very specific wheels, unique grille, fascia which features enlarged air inlets, flared fenders, red brake calipers with cross-drilled rotors, circular LED daytime running light, abundant AMG and V8 badges, and exposed side-exit exhaust tips.
For gadget lovers there is a 360-degree camera and front and rear parking sensors; and drivers can even take advantage of the voice-recognition system which allows you to issue commands at your pleasure. The inclusion of electrically assisted steering means low-speed maneuvers like parking are taken care of with ease.
You will revel in the SUVs interior features which include a twin widescreen instrumentation and infotainment screens, turbine-like air vents and luxurious blend of materials including leather and woodgrain. As you step inside this beast of a hire car, you’ll fully appreciate the supportive sports seats. Carbon-fiber trim can be seen everywhere and contrast-coloured stitching and Alcantara add to the finesse of the cabin. This is a classic SUV that’s been modernised to maximise comfort for a more enjoyable rental drive. Other enhancements a more modern dash design, and more technological features.
You can expect this G63 hire car to feel as modern and rich on the inside as it looks imposing on the outside. If you are looking for a self-drive hire SUV with bags of space, then this is the vehicle to choose. It is unquestionably more spacious, innovative and luxurious than its predecessor, you can even expect plenty of centre and door storage for example. Sit back, relax and enjoy 70mm of extra elbow room, 38mm more leg and shoulder room, and 150mm extra leg room in the rear. With a cargo capacity of 454L with the second row in place and 1941L with the second-row folded flat there is space for the golf clubs, climbing gear or luggage.
This Mercedes rental SUV is bigger in all dimensions compared to the previous G-Class. It comes with a new mixed-metal shell that's lighter and yet stiffer than before. This upgrade replaces the rigid front axle with a double wishbone front suspension system, and its recirculating ball hydraulic power steering has been changed for an electromechanical rack-and-pinion set-up.
The car offers a nine-speed torque converter transmission with low-range reduction gearing for those that drive in more challenging conditions, as well as three lockable driveline differentials.
With AMG in the specification and dynamic development the car’s dynamic standards have been vastly improved. This rental G63 SUV steers with manageable weight, good directional responsiveness and a sense of precision that’s a marked improvement on previous models. At speed it drives and handles on the road with more composure than you’d expect.
Even though this G63 rental car is an off-roader at heart, the separate chassis, rigid rear axle and long-travel steel coil springs means this beast of a rental car still offers easy turning, cornering and change of direction on your self-drive hire experience. It also comes with new independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, which are better suited to cope with driving fast.
This rental G63 SUV comes with a nine-speed multi-clutch gearbox and four-wheel-drive system which sends 60 percent of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels compared to the previous model’s 50:50 split, which helps improve handling. Stopping this rental AMG model is also easy, all thanks to a progressive pedal and 15.7-inch front/14.6-inch rear rotors. It also features a stop/start system and cylinder deactivation that allows it to periodically run on four cylinders.
Power and Performance
This rental G63 is all about its presence on the road. Thanks to the quad exhaust pipes mounted underneath the rear passenger doors with a bi-modal function, people will hear you coming long before they see you! The G63’s V8 engine offers plenty of driver reward too, ideal for customers who want to rent a G63 for country driving. Switching your way through the ratios of its nine-speed gearbox enables drivers to enjoy the V8 engine at both low revs and high revs, and abundance of power.
Straight-line performance in this rental SUV is impressive, especially considering the boxy shape of the car, the biturbocharged V8 engine has a 4.0litre engine which delivers 585 HP and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. Mercedes claims 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, however recent test drives indicate 4.2 seconds could be achieved.
With improved front suspension and a modern steering system the maximum speed on this AMG Driver’s Package model means the top speed from 220 km/h (137 mph) to 240 km/h (149 mph) is comfortable. The car may be heavy, 2.5-tons, but its use of aluminium means it can still outpace many of its competitors on the road. This model offers an official fuel consumption of 13.1 litres of fuel per 100km, but with a 100L fuel tank to keep you moving on long car hire journeys it’s unlikely you’ll see that figure!
This G63 hire car has different off-roading technology to assist you on your rental journey. For the more adventurous driver there a “Slippery” mode in the Dynamic Select options in addition to Sand, Rock, or Trail modes to further customise all the electronics to adapt to the terrain you encounter. You will also benefit from an electrically selectable low-range, tilt and inclination sensors, 360-degree cameras, and a water-fording sensor that closes the lower engine air intakes when you go confront puddles.
If you want to make a statement on the road and looking for a mighty beast of a rental SUV that can manage an off-road driving experience, then then Signature 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 rental hire car is the SUV to choose. Call Signature Car Hire today on 0207 118 2277 or get an on-line quote.