New Mercedes-AMG G 63 » Droppin’ in June


The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 is gearing up to celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March 2018. With the new model, the legendary G-Class has undergone the greatest change in its history – while remaining true to its well-proven virtues. An iconic vehicle since its initial launch almost four decades ago, the new G 63 will arrive in the Middle East in June – one of the first markets around the world to welcome the new edition.

The AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine now also replaces the previous 5.5L V8 biturbo engine in the G 63. It generates 585hp in this model, and delivers a maximum torque of 850Nm. Mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, the brick box does the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds."

The standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC AWD features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear split of 40 to 60 percent. This configuration ensures greater agility on the road and improved traction during acceleration. The off-road reduction gear has been developed further for operations on difficult terrain. It helps to ensure that the G 63 is able to master even more demanding off-road stretches, this assists moving off on extreme uphill gradients in particular. The new, intelligent multiplate clutch behaves like an automatically controlled locking differential. The advantage is that the driver has more scope before having to engage the differential locks manually."

The new G 63 performs even better when off-road, and on the road, it is more dynamic and comfortable than its predecessor. The agile driving impression is substantial due to the suspension system, which has been completely redesigned by Mercedes-AMG and features coil springs all-round. For the first time, the front axle has an independent, double wishbone suspension; a rigid axle with a five-link suspension is used at the rear."

The AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive adjustable damping is standard equipment. This fully automatic, electronically controlled system adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current requirements, improving driving safety and ride comfort. Via a switch on the centre console, the driver can choose between three different sets of damping characteristics, namely "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+", and thus individually influence the driving experience from very comfortable to taut and sporty."

With the five DYNAMIC SELECT on-road modes "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual", the characteristics range from efficient and comfortable to very sporty and "M" button to switch directly to manual mode. Three off-road modes - "Sand", "Trail" and "Rock" - are available when driving off the beaten track. These can then be selected with the DYNAMIC SELECT rocker switch. "Trail" allows maximum performance on soft, muddy or slippery surfaces. "Sand" modifies the parameters for sporty dynamics and the best possible grip and steerability on sandy stretches or desert sand dunes. "Rock" is the mode for extremely demanding, rocky terrain with severe axle articulation and frequent lifting of one or more wheels."

The unmistakable design features are still there - the boxy silhouette, the proud hood, 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, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door with a stainless steel cover and three-dimensional Mercedes star. The front section of the G 63 is characterised by the AMG-specific radiator grille and the AMG bumper with large side air inlets and trim in matt iridium silver. The headlamps, indicators and tail lights are in LED High Performance technology as standard."

The interior is completely new, and echoes specific exterior features. The completely redesigned dashboard has analogue tubes as dial instruments as standard. Optionally, the fully digital Widescreen Cockpit with virtual instruments directly in the driver's field of vision and a display above the centre console can be ordered. The driver is able to choose from three different views – "Classic", "Sporty" and "Progressive" – and access required information individually."