Lamborghini Urus Teaches Some Manners To Mercedes AMG GT 63 S And G63

There’s no denial that the Lamborghini Urus is one very fast SUV, but now we’re about to see how it compares against a proper super saloon like the new Mercedes AMG GT 63S – and a G63, for good measure.

Lamborghini made sure that the Urus would be the fastest-accelerating SUV around, giving it a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that produces 641hp (650PS) and 627lb-ft (850Nm).

That’s enough power to send it to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). These performance figures aren’t just impressive for an SUV – they are impressive full stop, even against one of the most powerful super saloons in the market.

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We’re talking of course about the Mercedes AMG GT 63S 4-Door Coupe, which could certainly use a better name. Regardless, no one can deny its fire power, since under the bonnet lives a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 as well, producing 630hp (638PS) and 663lb-ft (900Nm).

AMG claims an official 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in 3.2 seconds and a 195 mph (315 km/h) top speed. So, the GT 63S is faster on paper, which is to be expected given the better aerodynamic efficiency of the lower body.

What’s interesting is that the AMG GT 4 isn’t all that lighter than the Urus, with a curb weight of 2,120kg (4,673lbs) versus 2,199kg (4,847lbs) for the Urus.

Watching a big SUV finishing first in a drag race against a growling AMG is something you don’t see every day – and for that, the Urus has our respect.

 

  • PK

    manners? if anything the italians should thank the germans for making lamborghini relevant again!

    • Bash

      Exactly, I was about to say the same, I mean Lambo has always been great, but ever since the Germans put their hands on it. It became extra great.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Extra great!

  • Six_Tymes

    aren’t they coming out with a performance enhanced version of the Urus? lighter weight and more power? I thought I read that some place.

    • Matt

      Yes there will be a faster Urus at some point. There will be a faster Mercedes AMG GT ‘73’ at some point too.

  • Let’s face it the Urus is no SUV, it’s a raised sportscar. A silly comparison.

    • Matt

      Is it though? It’s based on the same platform as the Q7 and Bentayga, and those are SUVs. The AMG GT 63 isn’t an SUV either…

      • People who know trucks, know what an SUV is. It’s a body-on-frame vehicle, that has a rugged suspension to tackle some serious off-roading tasks. What passes for an SUV today is laughable. The Urus doesn’t even pass the definition of “utility” because its coupe-like design extremely limits what it can carry. Cheers!

        • Matt

          ‘SUV’ has never meant it has to be body-on-frame. Jeep Grand Cherokee has always been considered an SUV and that’s monocoque construction. I agree the lines are being blurred these days but definitions can change as technology changes. SUVs were primarily body-on-frame back in the 80/90’s because it was cheap for automakers to recycle their pick-up frames to make multiple models.

          There’s no rule that says SUVs have to be BOF.

  • Kagan

    You call it a test!

    Second it is not a suv just slightly raised hatchback.

    • Leconte Dave

      Its just a RS7

  • TS Legendary

    You know what I don’t understand?Why don’t people critisize the URUS for being shared with the Audi and Bentley Platform. On the other hand the Supra is some type of disgrace to the entire import tuner community?I mean it doesn’t get any more passionate then a Italian super-car company.I think the auto enthusiast community is feather- ruffled to the point of insanity.

    • SteersUright

      Really? You can’t figure it out? Because Lambo did a superb job with the Urus, thats why. Whereas Toyota did a half-ass job with the Supra, despite some virtues.

      • TS Legendary

        How did they do a half-ass job?They did the same exact thing lambo did with the URUS.The germans and italians learned how to build amazing machines together give the japanese a chance already.

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