2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 Fully unveiled

Like the ‘regular’ G-Class unveiled last year, the new G63 is longer (101mm), wider (121 mm) and taller (40mm) than its predecessor, with a design best described as evolutionary. Mercedes hasn’t tried to reinvent the wheel, but there are enough small touches to differentiate between old and new.

The body-shell itself features a smarter mix of materials, including various types of steel and aluminium, for a structure 55 per cent stronger than before. That should make for fewer unpleasant noises and vibrations in the cabin, and a safer car in crash testing as well.

Along with side-pipes and bigger (up to 22-inches) wheels, the designers in Affalterbach have set the G63 apart from its more mundane brethren with bigger air intakes, more aggressive bumpers and a ‘Panamericana’ grille similar to that of the AMG GT R.

 Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 430kW and 850Nm, the latter available between 2500 and 3500rpm. When you aren’t making use of all that grunt, cylinder deactivation allows the engine to run as a four-cylinder for better efficiency – although the claimed 13.2L/100km fuel consumption figure isn’t exactly parsimonious.

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