The GAZ 69 was also available with a more powerful engine, with 2400 cc (derived from the basic 2100 cc), delivering 65 horsepower, with the same three-speed gearbox. This way, it was able to reach 100 km/h (62 mph). These versions were named GAZ 69M, or GAZ 69AM for the four-door version.
It featured two fuel tanks, one of 47 litres (12 US gal; 10 imp gal) under the floor, one of 28 litres (7 US gal; 6 imp gal) beneath the passenger's seat. All civilian models also had to meet Red Army requirements, in case of wartime requisitioning.