Mercedes-AMG wasted no time to bring in the power packed Gelandewagen with all the Affalterbach armaments. Just few months after the reveal of the all-new generation G-Class, in comes the G63 AMG with more power, lighter weight and a more practical package than its iconic predecessor. Let us have a closer look at the all-new G 63 AMG in our picture gallery.
Under the hood, the tried and tested 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 is retained but a boost in horsepower means the motor is now producing a healthy 576bhp of firepower and a colossal 850Nm of twisting force.
All the raw madness is sent to the 4Matic system through a new nine-speed automatic transmission with a 40:60 rear-biased torque distribution. The 0-100kmph time of just 4.5 seconds is a whole second quicker than its predecessor.
The SUV is capable of hitting a top speed of 220kmph (240kmph with the AMG Driver‘s package). The performance boost is credited to the loss of 147 kilograms from the kerb weight now measuring 2,560Kg.
The V8 motor is the same faithful unit which does duty in other AMG monsters, however, in the off-roader, the wizards of Affalterbach have added a lot of gizmos and trickery to make it more efficient and at the same time eco-friendly.
So there are functions like cylinder deactivation, economical nine-speed transmission instead of a seven-speed unit, Eco start/stop function and reworked exhaust manifold to make the G 63 so much more efficient.
Other hardware includes Mercedes’ Dynamic Select, low and high range gearbox with locking differential, independent double wishbone suspension up front and a rigid axle with a five-link suspension at the rear.
Appearance wise, there isn’t much to distinguish the AMG from the standard G-Class. There’s the new Panamericana grille with larger air-intakes and massive wheel arches to accommodate the 22-inch wheels.
The exhaust tips sit at its quirky place just beneath the rear doors. There are a generous amount of AMG insignias, red brake callipers, and Multibeam LED headlights to make the new G63 standout.
On the inside, you get the spacious and practical cabin. The multi-screen package which Mercedes calls digital Widescreen Cockpit is also offered. The cabin is a lot more spacious than the outgoing car.
When it goes on sale later this year, the G63 will be first introduced with Edition 1 model with exclusive interior and styling packages. The AMG Night Package will also be on offer.
The all-new Mercedes-AMG G63 will make its public debut at the Geneva following which the prices will be revealed. Mercedes-Benz will surely launch the new AMG G-Wagon in India given the cult following it received in the country.