New Mercedes-AMG G 63 unveiled

The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 has been unveiled before its launch at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2018. The car will go on sale from March 18, while deliveries are expected to start by June 2018.

After showcasing the next-gen G-Class at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has now shared details of the 2019 G 63 AMG. In the AMG guise, the G-Wagen gets a grille with vertical slats similar to other AMG cars, 21 or 22-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned bumper, flared wheel arches, red brake callipers and V8-biturbo badges on the fenders. Customers can further choose two optional packages - AMG Night package and Edition 1. While the former adds smoked headlamps, tail lights, turn-indicators and rear glass along with blackened ORVMs, bumpers, spare wheel cover with a chrome insert and alloy wheels, the latter gets the Designo Night Black Magno paint with graphite grey stripes along with red stripes on the ORVMs.

The interiors feature leather, carbon-fibre, and metal trim pieces. Optional equipment includes two 12.3-inch screens on the dashboard - one showing the instrument cluster and one for the infotainment system. Edition 1 cars will be equipped with red contrast stitching on the dashboard, seats, centre console and doorpads. The front seats sport black and red leather upholstery with a diamond-stitch pattern.

Powering the G 63 is a 4.0-litre, twin turbo, V8 petrol engine. The engine puts out 577 BHP and 850 Nm of torque @ 2,500-3,500 rpm. Mercedes claims a 0-100 km/h time of 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 220 km/h. With the AMG Driver's package the top speed is increased to 240 km/h. The engine also gets cylinder deactivation system that shuts off up to 4 cylinders between 1,000-3,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The transmission also gets a manual mode.

The G 63 is also equipped with a four-wheel drive and a revised transfer case. The car also gets lockable front, centre and rear differentials. The SUV gets a 5-link suspension at the rear and an independent, double wishbone unit at the front. Mercedes has also provided a variable rack steering wheel with Comfort and Sport modes. The car gets 8 drive modes - 5 on-road modes including Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual along with 3 off-road modes including Sand, Trail and Rock.

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