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Old 04-10-2019, 04:18 PM
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2019 G 63 rear fender trim

Does anyone know what the plastic trim is on the back side of the rear fender wheel wells?

Here is my G63 we got yesterday and while it was being loaded on the truck for the ceramic coater I noticed these plastic bits.


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Old 04-10-2019, 04:22 PM
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Not sure - perhaps they added a rock deflection protection element? I saw it on this G too on ebay and hadnt noticed it before on others.

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Looks very aftermarket and tacked on. I wonder if the dealer did this?
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Ours has it also, I dont believe its a dealer add on.

Appears to be some type of deflector. The rear fenders of our 911 curl inward and Ive noticed if you drive through a puddle it sprays water onto the side of the fender. I anticipate this is MBs solution to prevent the same potential spray.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:10 PM
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If its not an aftermarket tack-on thingie, perhaps this was a last minute after thought ditch effort by MB. Otherwise, one would think MB designers would have added a bit of flender flare at the same area. It just looks oh, so much like an $6 tacked-on aftermarket accessory item from an auto parts store, sitting on the shelf right next to the gas additives that will (magically) double your gas mileage. BTW, no flames, pls. My G63 will likely be sporting these things, too. Unless, mine slips out to a MY2020 build, and MB fixes this mess, along with the uglyass bull bar.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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.... along with the uglyass bull bar.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I absolutely love the bull bar on the G63s (although, not so much the G550 variant...). Adds well to the I can drive right through you design...
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye911 View Post
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I absolutely love the bull bar on the G63s (although, not so much the G550 variant...). Adds well to the I can drive right through you design...
i love the bull bar on the 63. It makes it unique to most cars on the road. Its weird looking on the 550 in my opinion.

Agree this deflector thing is terrible. Can you remove it. It looks like two screws.
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It's actually a legal requirement, for EU at least.

"Tyres must remain inboard of the body in a zone 30 degrees forward and 50 degrees rearwards from each axle. Look closely on some recent cars and you may notice small additions to the rear wheelarches for example the VW Scirocco and Mercedes SLK so that the sharp rear fender tuck-in can still meet these requirements."

Instead of extending the entire wheel arch, the small piece is added to satisfy the requirement.

https://cardesignnews.com/articles/r...gn-regulations
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Originally Posted by superwuhan33 View Post
It's actually a legal requirement, for EU at least.

"Tyres must remain inboard of the body in a zone 30 degrees forward and 50 degrees rearwards from each axle. Look closely on some recent cars and you may notice small additions to the rear wheelarches for example the VW Scirocco and Mercedes SLK so that the sharp rear fender tuck-in can still meet these requirements."

Instead of extending the entire wheel arch, the small piece is added to satisfy the requirement.

https://cardesignnews.com/articles/r...gn-regulations
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Interesting, so this is a design miss? Wider arches in the future?
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Interesting, so this is a design miss? Wider arches in the future?
Maybe. If you look at the SLK 63 they had it too. Benz might be slow to address?


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Seen this on the Afla Guilia Quadrifoglio as well. Always wondered what why it was there.
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I don't think it's a design miss. I think designers intentionally want the rear arch to tuck in, so the car looks nice and sporty.
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I don't think it's a design miss. I think designers intentionally want the rear arch to tuck in, so the car looks nice and sporty.
So they add a piece of plastic to a 150K+ vehicle? Ok, right not a miss, done on purpose. Looks nice and sporty alright, doesn't look aftermarket at all.
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Are the fender flares metal? If so I bet they added it b/c that bottom corner of the flare where it's indented would get hammered with pebbles etc getting kicked up from the rear tires...this protects it a bit bit from chips that would cause premature rusting :shrug:
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No they're plastic. I should have looked before I sent the car for coating but I've instructed the detailer to remove them if screwed in unless riveted in. I will post once I get car back on monday.
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So they add a piece of plastic to a 150K+ vehicle? Ok, right not a miss, done on purpose. Looks nice and sporty alright, doesn't look aftermarket at all.
Wow I am surprised you hate it so much. Here is a Lamborghini with the same kind of extension. Unpainted plastic.



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No they're plastic. I should have looked before I sent the car for coating but I've instructed the detailer to remove them if screwed in unless riveted in. I will post once I get car back on monday.
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i love the bull bar on the 63. It makes it unique to most cars on the road. Its weird looking on the 550 in my opinion.

Agree this deflector thing is terrible. Can you remove it. It looks like two screws.
I looked this evening, appear to be rivets. You should be able to just drill them out.
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Wow I am surprised you hate it so much. Here is a Lamborghini with the same kind of extension. Unpainted plastic.


I don't hate it, just tacky. I am surprised that this would even exist at this level. Just because it's on a Lambo still doesn't make it right.
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Does anyone know what the plastic trim is on the back side of the rear fender wheel wells?

Here is my G63 we got yesterday and while it was being loaded on the truck for the ceramic coater I noticed these plastic bits.


it looks fine to me. Btw, congrats on the new g63! Enjoy it to the fullest!
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It's actually a legal requirement, for EU at least.

"Tyres must remain inboard of the body in a zone 30 degrees forward and 50 degrees rearwards from each axle. Look closely on some recent cars and you may notice small additions to the rear wheelarches for example the VW Scirocco and Mercedes SLK so that the sharp rear fender tuck-in can still meet these requirements."

Instead of extending the entire wheel arch, the small piece is added to satisfy the requirement.

https://cardesignnews.com/articles/r...gn-regulations
its US regulation that tires dont stick out - per my understanding they slap these at the port before sending to dealers..its being done on lot of cars
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As long as we're on this part of the car, does anyone else find the fender contortion on the rear arch a little ugly and ill thought out? why not just have it the same all the way around and a more substantial bumper? A few design quirks as someone a little ocd about details on this truck drive me crazy.

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It's actually a legal requirement, for EU.
The guy simply asked if the uglyass thingie can be removed by 2 screws. So, unless youre saying an EU empowered motorcycle cop is going to ticket you for removing the hideous thingie, it sounds like a pretty darn good idea to restore the good looks to the car.
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The guy simply asked if the uglyass thingie can be removed by 2 screws. So, unless youre saying an EU empowered motorcycle cop is going to ticket you for removing the hideous thingie, it sounds like a pretty darn good idea to restore the good looks to the car.
ditto. I think this can be removed without anyone ever noticing or cops here writing tickets
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Does anyone know what the plastic trim is on the back side of the rear fender wheel wells?

Here is my G63 we got yesterday and while it was being loaded on the truck for the ceramic coater I noticed these plastic bits.


It's not an aftermarket item. It's a factory piece that is put on only the extended fenders (G550 AMG Package and the G63). It's for additional debris protection
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