HomeSupercar NewsMercedes-AMG G63 4x4² Breaks Cover With 585-HP V8

Mercedes-AMG G63 4×4² Breaks Cover With 585-HP V8

It’s the most off-road capable member of the G-Class family which rides on 22-inch wheels.

After a series of nearly camouflage-free appearances in front of our spy cameras, the Mercedes-AMG G63 4×42 finally appears without any concealment. This isn’t a full and official premiere because the company hasn’t released any information yet, but we do know some of the key elements of the most off-road capable version of the current G-Class.

The suspension on this elevated G-Class has been completely overhauled, with new axles allowing for increased ground clearance. The front bumper now has a large 351-mm gap between it and the ground, compared to 238 mm on the original G. As a result, the wading depth has increased to 91 centimetres, up from 70 centimetres on previous models. In addition, the attack angle has been increased to 40 degrees, up from 27 degrees on the basic G63 AMG.

The 4×42 is equipped with 22-inch wheels and off-road-inspired improvements like as additional LED lighting, a new spare wheel cover, and various carbon fibre accents in obvious areas. Nappa leather seats and a Dinamica leather steering wheel are included in the interior. The dashboard is dominated by a big split screen with a 12,3-inch digital instrument panel, which is already a common sight in a new G-Class.

But, hold on, where’s the engine? Under the hood is a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 585 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque. The eight-cylinder engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and provides power to all four wheels via permanent AWD. Despite its off-road concentration, the raised G63 is only a few tenths of a second slower than the conventional G63’s 4.5-second sprint from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometres per hour).

Not that anyone who wants to buy the new G63 AMG 4×42 cares, but for the record, the Stuttgart-based automaker claims the off-roader consumes around 20 litres of gasoline per 100 kilometres and emits 456 grammes of CO2 each kilometre. This corresponds to approximately 11.76 mpg.

Price? Although no official pricing has been released, word on the street is that purchasers will be required to pay at least €250,000 (about $260,800 at current currency rates).

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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