Set to make its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 is the latest version of the German carmaker’s high-performance off-roader.
Mercedes-AMG has made the already potent G 63 Wagon, a whole lot more powerful. The all-new 2018 G 63 AMG is set to be one of the most powerful performance off-roaders. The car is now equipped with a new 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine producing 577 bhp of peak power along with 850Nm of torque mated to a new nine-speed automatic gearbox. All this power is transmitted to the wheels through Mercedes’s brand new rear-wheel biased AMG Performance 4Matic four-wheel drive system, delivering power in a 60:40 rear-to-front wheel ratio instead of a 50:50 ratio as in the previous generation.
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 boasts a top speed of 220kmph, but customers can get an additional driver’s package which brings in upgraded tyres and wheels further increasing the top speed to 240kmph and a 0-100kmph time of 4.5 sec.
The new G 63 AMG comes with new features including AMG Ride Control Set-up with three different adaptive damping modes; comfort, sports and sports plus. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 also gets the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. In comfort zone four of the eight cylinder are deactivated which helps improve mileage and reduces the amount of co2 emissions. The switch between the partial and full load is said to be imperceptible.
Other features include 21-inch wheels, side-mounted exhaust pipes which exit beneath the rear doors, LED Headlamps with Mercedes’s Adaptive High-Beam assist function and also a night package which comes with dark tinted headlamps, tail lamps, indicator lenses, rear window and rear side windows. The wagon also gets redesigned front seats and rear bench which can be folded down to extend boot capacity.
The new G 63 AMG has a kerb weight of 2485kg and a ground clearance of 241mm. It’s width is further extended by 20mm and on the inside has an extra 150mm of legroom compared to the predecessor.
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