Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
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Mercedes-AMG G63 Boasts Bonkers Specs, Style

Mercedes-AMG G63 Boasts Bonkers Specs, Style

"With the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, we are giving a preview of our third completely independently developed sports auto and are extending the attractive AMG GT family to include a four-door variant", said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said in a statement when they introduced the vehicle previous year. The G63 also sports adaptive dampers and coil springs at each corner.

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 will launch in Europe in a few weeks, while a US launch is expected sometime later in 2018.

It's capable taking the G63 from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 137mph (which can be optionally increased to 149mph) - no mean feat considering the car's 2,560kg kerb weight. Obsidian Black paint is used on exterior mirror caps, the spare wheel ring and the trim on the front and rear bumpers.

THE square-jawed Mercedes G-Class will welcome a brawny V8 derivative later this year.

As far as can be seen from the official images, this new model retains a number of trademark styling cues from the coupe version.

While electrification is expected to creep into the G-Class sooner or later (likely spawning a "baby" AMG variant), for now the G63 represents the floor for G-Class AMG models.

In the United Kingdom the Maybach-Mercedes S 650 will only be available with Merc's ubiquitous 621bhp twin-turbo V12 engine connected to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. A trademark side-exit exhaust also features.

As with the other G-class models, the wider chassis allows for an extra 20mm of elbow space and an additional 150mm of rear legroom.

To do so, the automaker is adding a new grille exclusive to the Maybach S-Class and offering buyers the option to deck out the stretched sedan in two-tone paintwork, with nine color combinations on offer. The vehicle also gets lockable front, centre and rear differentials.

After much hype about the biggest design overhaul yet for the iconic luxury off-roader, the AMG camp have finally revealed their performance-based G-Wagen overnight.

Designers have aimed to retain characterful traits such as the car's vault-like doors, flat glass and commanding driving position, while also adding practicality - leg, shoulder and elbow room are improved, interior storage is better and there are 60:40 split-folding rear seats to improve boot space.

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