Mercedes-AMG G63 Proclaimed The Most Desirable Big SUV In The World

It’s not that hard to see why the G-Class has been around for so long, but the latest iteration really made it way better in every single way without losing its charm, which is something that deserves all the praise Mercedes can get.

The re-engineered platform really shines in the range-topping G63, where the Germans stuffed their twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 under the bonnet and cranked it to produce 577 HP (585 PS) and 627lb-ft (850Nm) of torque.

Mercedes claims that 0-60 mph comes in 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5), while top speed is electronically limited to 137 mph (220 km/h). Tick the right option, though, and the limiter is lifted to 149mph (240km/h).

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Whereas the old G63 would struggle keeping everything in check on a winding road due to its ancient underpinnings, the new one is nothing short of a revelation, according to Chris Harris who, in order to prove his point, took this rather lovely dark green press car on a track.

As it turns out, you can actually use the huge power reserves of the V8 and not end up in a ditch thanks to features like the new independent, double wishbone front axle directly mounted to the ladder frame and the latest AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive.

Then there’s the lovely interior, which is now on par with every other luxury SUV in the market and comes with Mercedes’ dual-screen setup. Sure, the available room for passengers and their stuff might not be the greatest in this price range, but the G63’s charm is so overwhelming, you’ll simply won’t care.


  • Ben

    Hummer H1 Alpha will always be the top dog in my book. No need to try and be something you’re not when you’re the best at what you do(offroading). However, if I did have to pick an SUV that also was sporty, it’d likely be a TrackHawk or Cayenne.

  • Six_Tymes

    Chris Harris never disappoints… as far as the box on wheels, well, it must be nice to be able to afford it.

  • onthetrack

    Meh, some reviews say it’s the worst and some seem to like it. I’ve never been a fan of the earlier stripped out basic version or the lux’d up version – and the older 2-door soft-top is kinda the Pontiac Aztec of off-roaders – it’s side profile is just YIKES!!! I still give it some respect for its off-road capabilities but there are more capable off-roaders out there. Just my opinion though.

    • Matt

      There are more capable off-roaders out there? Very few. You’re probably confusing the ‘bad’ reviews of that of the previous generation G, which was still built on the same platform and body as the 1979 military version. The 2019 G-Class has an all-new platform and is very good.

      • Aeromann

        Yes, Toyota Land Cruiser, Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Patrol… And Land Rover Defender, Lada Niva… That’s it. ?

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          None of those are more capable out of the box except for maybe the Wrangler or Defender.

  • Bash

    I won’t really call it a big SUV, but very desirable.

  • iddqd

    rather have a Pinzgauer…leave the G-Wagen to the chelsea and beverly-hills faction.

  • Jawohl

    ”Proclaimed The Most Desirable Big SUV In The World”
    That’s a title you will never see applied to a pseudo lux brand like Genesis, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti etc

  • Don’tBeSoStupid

    The vehicle a trophy wife or spoiled daughter drives

  • Paul

    Try it again on a dry track.

  • SetNick

    They are an amazing creation from the mind of people. I’d love to have one too bud. But out my price range…come on lottery. Lol

  • Harry_Wild

    The look, feel, power and luxury interior of the G63S is perfect for an ultra luxury SUV! If I had $300K to buy an SUV, this would be the one!

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