The previous Mercedes G-Class was constantly upgraded over the years, yet beneath the skin, it remained a very old 4×4.
Despite the timeless design, impressive off-road abilities and lots of power in the AMG models, it had a laggy steering and rather bouncy ride. So has the new one improved any of these aspects?
In short, ‘yes’, says CarsGuide, which drove the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63. The vehicle is more comfortable, has a more responsive steering (not to be confused with sports car-responsive, though), and is more spacious inside.
Overall comfort and drivability have thus been improved, and the luxury trim, new infotainment system with smartphone integration, digital radio, TV Tuner and others, as well as the ambient lighting, with 64 colors to choose from, improve its desirability.
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is also spacious at the back. It can carry up to three adults on the rear bench, and has plenty of room for cargo behind them.
Merc’s iconic SUV nameplate still rides on a ladder-on-frame chassis. This, along with a low-range gearbox and other tricks, allow it to venture off the beaten path, so the versatility is still there.
And if power is what you’re looking for, then the new AMG G63 has you covered. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine is punchier than the 5.5-liter unit it replaces, and generates 577 hp (430 kW / 585 PS) and 627 lb-ft (849 Nm) of torque.
Of course, there are some drawbacks such as the thick rear pillars that prevent drivers from looking over their shoulders, but we’ll just let the reviewer talk us through these.