2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 Breaks Cover With 577HP, 0-60 In 4.4 Seconds

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its take on the 2019 G-Class in the form of the new G63.

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is now powered by the widely-used twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, which produces 577hp (585PS) and 627lb-ft (850Nm) of peak torque between 2,500 and 3,500rpm.

Strapped to it is the company’s latest 9-speed automatic transmission, enabling the new G63 to hit 60mph from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds). Top speed is limited to 137mph (220km/h) but customers can opt for the AMG Driver’s package that lifts the limiter to 149mph (240km/h).

Just like the rest of the AMG 63 models, the 4.0-liter engine houses the two twin-scroll turbochargers inside the V for compact dimensions and more spontaneous throttle response. For better fuel efficiency, AMG has also fitted the engine with a cylinder deactivation system which shuts down cylinders two, three, five and eight.

To harness all this power, the chassis now features the company’s new AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive which comes with a rear-biased torque split of 40 to 60 percent, giving the 2019 G63 greater agility and improved traction.

Of course the main difference comes from the re-engineered platform of the new G-Class which hosts for the first time ever an independent, double wishbone front axle directly mounted to the ladder frame without a subframe. The rear employs a five-link suspension setup.

A set of electronically controlled adaptive dampers is standard as you would expect, with AMG also adding a front strut tower brace for added rigidity and additional transverse stabilizers at both axles for less body roll.

Despite the obvious focus on on-road performance, Mercedes AMG claims that the new G63 still offers great off-road performance too; the traditional three locking differentials are still here, as is the low-range option for the transmission, together with three off-road modes: Sand, Trail and Rock.

The lighter bodyshell is 55 percent more rigid than that of the previous model, thanks to revisions like the laser-welded roof. Side and rear doors now get a protective foil cladding on the inside, which means no water can enter the cabin when fording watercourses. Mercedes has also applied a special treatment to the surfaces of the frame, floor and body to withstand the most extreme conditions –be it water, snow, salt or sand.

On the outside the new Mercedes AMG G63 features a model-specific radiator grille and bumper with larger air intakes, LED headlamps, red brake calipers with perforated brake discs, and up to 22-inch alloy wheels. As an option AMG offers the so-called Night package which has the headlamps, tail lights, indicator lenses and rear windows dark-tinted.

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is heading to the Geneva Motor Show for its world premiere, with the order books set to open for Europe in March 18 and the first customer cars to arrive from June. A US market launch is expected to take place by the end of 2018.

 

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  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    This is going to be selling like it is for free.

  • Mama Mia! è bellissimo!

  • Bo Hanan

    I like the idea of it more than the actual execution. I mean do we need a 600HP skyscraper?
    And there is way too much bling on this thing. IMO I think Land Rover handles the bling in a more tasteful way.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      We need a 600 horsepower version of EVERYTHING.

  • Christian

    This car just scream “SEE MY W-h.ite priv-lige .

    • Dr Strangefinger

      You see that. And all I see is Rapp singers rolling all up in this.
      To each his/her own…

      • Christian

        White rappers?

        • Dr Strangefinger

          Sure, white privileged rappers from the hood dissin they baby mamas and smokin chronic by the pool in their videos … why not?? Yeah baby, u know that’s right!!!!

          • Christian

            Eminem is black!

    • Harry_Wild

      Hollywood celebrities: A list stars car! Music moguls and sports pro athletes multi-millionaire’s car too! I holding on for the new AMG G65 myself for a starting price of only $275K!

  • Kaisuke971

    The GLC63, C63 and AMG GT don’t have twin scroll turbochargers. There are two versions of the AMG 4.0l V8

  • Mike Gonzalez

    there goes my baby!
    but I really liked the old front-bumper defense covering all the way up to the grill, not only the bumper

  • Vassilis

    Hm, I liked the previous one better.

    • PK

      and when the new model comes out like in the next 7 or 8 years. you’re going to say i like this model better.

      • Vassilis

        I think I’m going to say I liked the 463 better :p By the way, I’m talking about the AMG version specifically. In normal spec I prefer the new one.

        • PK

          it’s a trend. it’s always like that with people. they just don’t appreciate new models nowadays.

          • Vassilis

            I’m not like that actually. I appreciate a new car if I like it. And I do like the new G-Class. It’s just that the previous AMG looked more of a beast because the AMG version was an afterthought. This just doesn’t feel as special to me.

          • PK

            hmm good point.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    the only letdown so far is the grille

    • Harry_Wild

      I love the grill!

  • Merc1

    Absolutely stunning!!! This is why BMW, Audi, Lexus, Jaguar and all the rest just can’t compete with Mercedes. They’re running flat out with new models at both ends. Only Bentley and Rolls sit higher or hold more prestige/clout.

    M

    • no25

      oh stop. of course the obsessed mercedes fanboy will say some crap like this. lmao

      • Ermal Morina

        Well,he definitively likes Mercedes,but realistically speaking that’s the actual truth.Mercedes is on the forefront these days,I mean look at the number of sales. (Take it with a grain of salt,I like Mercedes too)

      • Merc1

        And likewise from an idiot like you.

        M

  • lagunas3ca

    Same 0-60 as the S65 AMG Cabriolet. Damn.

  • AstonMartin

    The new grille actually looks wonderful on the G63. Can’t say the same for every AMG model, however, its a natural and very distinctive look on this truck. I wish LR would have taken this broad refresh approach to the classic Defender.

  • LWOAP

    Boy that did not take long, did it?

  • B.Stokes

    That white interior is already dirty lol (pic 15). G-Class finally gets an interior to mach it’s price. I want one!!!

  • An Existing Person

    That front end is still growing on me, but there’s no doubt this will sell like hotcakes. I just can’t get over how femenine it looks in comparison to the previous, aggressive generations.

  • wait a minute

    They’ll sell well in the Emirates, where it takes only a few moments before you start spotting them driving on the highways here especially Dubai and it’s valet parking zones. Almost as common as a Ford Focus on the M25.

    • wait a minute

      The new design pays homage to the original yet offers G-wagoners a reason to upgrade to the new model. Nicey but Pricey.

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