2013 Range Rover vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! [Head 2 Head Episode 32]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Range Rover against the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. Several technical & challenging obstacles await as these two SUVs navigate a purpose-built off road course. Did we mention that the course also happens to be the testing grounds for Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year? Old school meets new school as tried & true German engineering squares off against cutting edge British gadgetry.
Of course, no comparison between these two status symbols would be complete without a visit to their natural habitat… the mean streets of Beverly Hills, CA. While both of these contenders will get you through the dirt in style, which of these two uber-luxury six figure SUVs is most befitting of high society? Join us as we find out.
Vossen 2013 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Concave 22” Rims
Land Rover itself offers a wide selection of rims for thenew Range Rover, including 19-, 20- and some nicely designed 22-inch alloy wheels for the HSE V8 model, but if you want something different, as always, the aftermarket industry has you covered.
Being that it’s one thing looking at rims by themselves and another on your vehicle, the crew from Florida’s Vossen Wheels borrowed a 2013 Range Rover HSE and fitted it with its 22-inch deep concave design CV1 and CV3 wheels, while also setting the SUV’s factory air suspension on road-hugging mode for a more dramatic effect.
B&B Automobiltechnik is a German tuning brand that specializes on VW Group, BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz products, but now it wants to become known for its Land Rover projects as well, beginning with theRange Rover Evoque.
The base 2.2-liter turbo diesel in the ED4 (2WD) and TD4 (AWD) models makes 148Hp (110kW / 150PS) and 380Nm, but with B&B’s Stage 1 package these figures are boosted to 177Hp (132kW / 180PS) and 450Nm respectively. A Stage 2 kit bumps output to 197Hp (147kW / 200PS) and 475Nm.
For the 188Hp (140kW / 190PS) 2.2-liter SD4 diesel, the Level 1 package increases output to 227Hp (169kW / 230PS) and 480Nm, and the Level 2 to 241Hp (180kW / 245PS) and maximum torque of 500Nm.
Moving on to the Evoque’s 2.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that in factory trim produces 236Hp (176kW / 240PS), the first stage kit bumps output to 268Hp (200kW / 272PS), the second to 282Hp (210kW / 286PS) and the third to 295Hp (220kW / 300PS).
The latter allows for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 230km/h (143mph).
In addition to the power packages,B&Balso offers a 30mm lowering kit, a sports exhaust system that adds another 5Hp to all engine variants, a six-piston high performance brake system and a choice of alloy wheel designs in sizes from 19- to 22-inches.
The All-New Range Rover 2013 - Around The World | Land Rover USA [HD 3D]
Watch the All-New Range Rover prove itself in some of the most beautiful and some of the most inhospitable locales across the globe. It has covered thousands of miles over 18 months, with arduous tests in more than 20 countries through extremes of climate and road surfaces before finally arriving.
The All-New Range Rover 2013 - Design & Features | Land Rover USA
The All-New Range Rover brings unique styling to an already iconic vehicle. Our designers and engineers explain all of the thoughts and considerations that went into creating a stylish, lighter and more earth-friendly luxury SUV.