The Mercedes-AMG G63 Performance Off-Roader uses a M178 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine.
Mercedes-Benz today launched the all-new AMG G 63 performance off-roader in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 2.19 crore (ex-showroom, India), the new-generation Mercedes AMG G63 sits on the ladder frame chassis and is said to be “undergone the greatest change in its history – while remaining true to its well-proven virtues.”
Powering this off-road beast is a M178 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that produces a massive 585bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 850Nm of torque at 2,500rpm – 3,500rpm. The same powertrain also does duty in the Mercedes-AMG GTR. For transmission purpose, the SUV gets a new 9-speed automatic gearbox delivering power to all wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
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The carmaker claims that the Mercedes AMG G63 can do 0 to 100kmph in just 4.5 seconds. It offers a top speed of 220kmph and 240kmph with the AMG Driver’s package. Interestingly, Mercedes’ new performance SUV offers five on-road modes – Comfort, Individual, Slippery, Sport and Sports+ – and three off-road modes – Sand, Rock and Trail.
The suspension system of the off-roader has been redesigned heavily with coil springs all around. It gets an independent, double-wishbone upfront and a rigid axle with a five-link unit at the rear. The driving assistance pack with a blind spot monitoring system and adaptive cruise control is an optional offering.
Inside, the Mercedes AMG G63 features digital instruments including two 12.3-inch displays and a newly-designed dashboard with Mercedes-Benz’s widescreen cockpit. Safety fitments such as lane keeping assistance, nine airbags and active brake assist come as standard. Some of its design highlights include a Panamericana grille, LED headlamps and taillamps, circular DRLs (daytime running lights), flared wheel arches, 22-inch alloy wheels and side mounted exhaust pipes.
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