If the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 with its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine isn’t quite enough giddy-up for your tastes with its mere 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, you won’t have to wait too long for the first AMG variant of the to land in showrooms. The punchier will go on sale in early 2019 with a starting price tag of $148,495, including $995 for destination.
Like the $125,495 G550, the G63 also packs a blown 4.0-liter V8, but one that’s massaged to spit out 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That represents a healthy 161 horsepower and 177 pound-feet gain over the base G-Class. When paired with a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive, AMG says the three-ton will hit 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
The G-Class’ redesigned suspension promises to handle better on-road with a fully independent front suspension, coil spring in all corners and adaptive dampers coming standard on the G63. When venturing off paved roads, the Dynamic Select system features three new AMG-specific modes that include Sand, Rock and Trail settings.
The AMG-tuned G63 strikes a more aggressive look than the COMAND infotainment display controlled by the thumb pads on the AMG steering wheel and a 64-color ambient lighting system., with bigger air intakes, wheels, Mercedes’ Panamerica grille and a side pipe performance exhaust system. Inside the better trimmed interior is a pair of 12.3-inch screens serving as the instrument cluster and
If the G63 still isn’t enough for your tastes, you’ll just have to keep your fingers crossed for AMG to roll out a potential successor to the.