To the well-heeled among you, take note. There is yet another million-ringgit offering from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, but this one bears a face that hasn’t changed much since it first broke cover in 1979.
Widely known as the G Wagon, the variant before your very eyes is juiced by a 5.5-litre AMG V8 engine that is twin-turbocharged to produce a mind bending 571 horsepower (peaks at 5,500 rpm) and 760 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 5,250 rpm. That’s even more powerful than the C 63 S and AMG GT S! The only G-Class variant more powerful than this is the G 65, which draws moving power (621 hp and 1,000 Nm!) from a twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 motor.
|Name||Mercedes-AMG G 63|
|Engine||5,461cc; bi-turbo V8|
|Transmission||7-speed AMG Speedshift Plus|
|Max Power||571 hp @ 5,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||760 Nm @ 1,750 -5,250 rpm|
|0-100 km/h||5.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||210 km/h (electronically limited)|
|Price (OTR without Insurance)||RM1,181,888 (with GST)|
Standard on the G 63 are the seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Despite weighing in over 2,500kg, the SUV is considerably brisk, sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds before the speedo needle meets the 210km/h mark. It’s also very thirsty, consuming an average of 13.8 litres of petrol per 100km.
The G 63 is a ladder-frame SUV with permanent four-wheel drive system, has a low-range gearbox and three differential locks that can be engaged or disengaged on the fly. This variant is equipped with the Edition 463 package, giving it the AMG twin-louvre front grille, matte black 21-inch AMG forged wheels, red AMG brake callipers, AMG sports exhausts (side-exit), “V8 BITURBO” lettering on the fenders, as well as Chrome and Stainless Steel exterior package. Headlamps are bi-xenon instead of LED, and below them are horizontally-mounted LED daytime running lights.
Inside, the seats are wrapped in black and brown Nappa leather, while the roof is lined with plush black microfibre. Fitted also are AMG carbon-fibre trim, AMG four-spoke multifunction steering wheel, AMG instrument cluster, AMG selector lever with AMG emblem, ambient lighting, powered sunroof, fire extinguisher and a chromed electronic key with AMG emblem.
Built within the centre dash is an 8-inch media display with COMAND Online and a controller. It’s hooked to a Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system, and it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the standard Bluetooth, MP3 and auxiliary playback.
Pricing for the Mercedes-AMG G 63 starts from RM1,181,888, but special orders for other G-Class variants (i.e G 550 and G 65) can be arranged. Optional exterior colours range from Solar Beam, Tomato Red, Alien Green, Sunset Beam and Galactic Beam. Any choice of colour will come with matching interior stitching.
The G 63 was launched together with two other SUVS – the GLC 250 Coupe and GLS 400.
Official Photos (by Aaron Lee)