The Mercedes-AMG G-Class has “undergone the greatest change in its history,” says the German automaker, as here we get an official look at the all-new G 63.
Highlighting the vehicle are a powerful drive system, newly-developed AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension, AMG-specific transmission modes, and interior with optimal widescreen cockpit. A 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine cranks out 585 horsepower, while the transmission is a 9-speed automatic.
The radiator grille, flared wheel arches, and side pipes on the exhaust system in turn usher in a new age of G-Class, alongside the 22-inch wheels.
“The new AMG G 63 brings driving performance to the segment of unadulterated off-road vehicles in unexpected form,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “It was important for us to tie in with the original character on account of the cult status the G 63 enjoys with our customers and fans. The vehicle has nevertheless reached a completely new dimension in terms of technology with the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine as well as in combination with the off-road characteristics, the agility, and the vehicle dynamics achieved.”
The V8 biturbo engine ultimately allows the G 63 to travel from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, before topping out at 220 km/h or 240 km/h with the AMG Driver‘s package. Multiple transmission modes then allow the driver to determine efficiency, while the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G enhances shift times.
The exterior no doubt captivates with the familiar G-Class design, here welcoming the proud bonnet, external door hinges, round headlamps, mounted direction indicators, robust door handles, muscular protective strips with inserts in high-gloss black with a silver AMG emblem, and the exposed spare wheel on the rear door with a stainless steel cover and three-dimensional Mercedes star.
The interior has received a luxe update, boasting a completely redesigned dashboard with two 12.3-inch displays, in addition to the new AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather.
The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is set to premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6. Availability for the vehicle then begins in June.
In related news, Mercedes-Benz recently fossilized its iconic G-Class. Follow here to check it out.
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