A high-speed crash involving a Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV occurred late at night in Ahmedabad, revealing the consequences of reckless driving. The accident took place in the BRTS corridor of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The driver, likely the sole occupant of the vehicle, fled the scene, leaving the car behind.
The accident occurred during the late hours of the night. While specific details of the incident are not available, it was caused by excessive speeding. The G-Wagen lost control and collided with the guardrails of the BRTS corridor, resulting in significant damage to the front of the vehicle.
Pictures and videos taken after the accident depict the extent of the damages. The front end of the vehicle sustained the most impact, with significant damage observed. The bonnet lid remains intact, but there are noticeable damages to the front. The pillars appear undamaged, but the windshield has cracked.
Although the G-Wagen boasts modern technology and electronic systems, it is still susceptible to losing control. SUVs in general, due to their top-heavy nature and higher center of gravity compared to sedans or hatchbacks, are less stable. This makes it crucial to exercise extra caution while driving SUVs, especially at high speeds, as they are more prone to loss of control and tipping over.
The G63 AMG is an exceptionally fast vehicle, powered by a 4.0-liter petrol engine producing 577 PS and 850 Nm of torque. It can accelerate to 100 Kph in under 5 seconds. However, like other SUVs with a higher center of gravity, it may not handle rapid changes in direction as effectively.
Furthermore, these large SUVs are heavy, necessitating more space for slowing down. Though the G63 AMG is equipped with excellent brakes, it is still subject to the laws of physics and the increased weight and height influence its handling characteristics.
G-63 scored a perfect five star rating in Euro NCAP
The Mercedes-Benz G-class (G-Wagon) has obtained a five-star safety rating, the highest possible rating. The G-class was tested in various configurations, including G 350d, G 500, and G 63 variants and both left- and right-hand drive configurations. It scored 90 percent in adult occupant protection, 83 percent in child occupant safety, and 72 percent in vehicle safety assists.
The tested SUV came equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and a speed alert/limiting system as standard. In Europe, the speed alert/limiting system is expected to become standard on all cars in the future. Other safety features of the G-class include front, side and knee airbags, seat belt pretensioners, a lane assist system, and ABS.