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Matrix Resurrections: Swallowing The Mercedes-AMG G-Wagon Red Pill

The Hard-to-Find Off-Road AMG G 63 SUV Teased US Buyers at San Francisco Premier

Behind the scenes on Warner Bros. Pictures; Village Roadshow Pictures and Venus Castina Productions’ “THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS; a Warner Bros. Pictures release.;Mercedes-AMG G 63 (Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 14,4 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 330 g/km)* Behind the scenes on Warner Bros. Pictures; Village Roadshow Pictures and Venus Castina Productions’ “THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS; a Warner Bros. Pictures release.;Mercedes-AMG G 63 (combined fuel consumption: 14.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 330 g/km)*
Photo: Daimler

On December 18, stars, media, and fans gathered at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco to celebrate the fourth installment in the “Matrix” series. But “The Matrix: Resurrections” wasn’t alone in making its red-carpet debut — a 2022 Mercedes-AMG G 63 was there, too.

To commemorate the occasion the luxury off-roader was encased in a bus-sized red pill. “The G-Class and the red pill go very well together. Both stand for freedom, individuality, and self-determination,” said Dr. Emmerich Schiller, who heads Mercedes-Benz G GmbH and the off-road division at Mercedes-Benz AG.

AMG G 63 Availability?

G-Class x Matrix-Film, Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Venus Castina Productions’ “THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release;Mercedes-AMG G 63 (combined fuel consumption: 14.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 330 g/km)*
2022 AMG G 63 Off-Road SUV. (Photo/Daimler)

In today’s North American car market, the G-Class is a rare sight to behold, which is partly because the market for used Mercedes G-Wagons is, according to our editor, “insane right now!” It’s also very much to do with the fact that, in a sweeping move over the summer, the German automaker halted V-8s headed for the North American market in the 2022 model year. New V-8s now only make it to the US via Mercedes if they’re under the hood of an S-Class.

There’s not a lot of information out there on whether or not Mercedes will offer its 2022 G-Class SUVs without a V-8. And mbusa.com indicates that only 2021 models are available for both the G 550 ($131,750) and AMG G 63 ($156,450). Note that those prices don’t include the insane dealer markup/market adjustment costs that you’re sure to run into when trying to buy one.

It appears that, at least in the States, Warner Bros. and folks with the right connections can wrangle the 2022 Mercedes AMG G 63. It also looks like the latest G-Wagon will be a reality, but barely, both in and out of the film, for North Americans. It will no doubt look good doing it though!

Check out the 2022 G-Wagon for yourself in the new Matrix Resurrections movie, in U.S. theaters starting this Wednesday, Dec. 22, and available to stream on HBO Max until Jan. 22.









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Jilli is a contributor and editor brought up on four-wheelers and country roads. Her true introduction to the automotive world came in 2006 with the purchase of her first car — a near-mint 1972 VW Squareback. In 2016, she obtained motorcycle licensure and bought her first bike — a humble Honda Rebel. She's been enamored with bikes ever since. Jilli is currently based out of Austin, Texas, where she takes up residence with her one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.