OFFICIAL pricing has been confirmed for Mercedes-AMG’s upcoming G63, with the power-savvy wagon entering the local market just shy of $250K, at $247,700.
On sale at local showrooms at the end of Q3, the G63 will arrive with AMG’s twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 that’s good for 430kW and 850Nm – 30kW and 90Nm more than its twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 predecessor.
The monster V8 will be paired with a short-shifting nine-speed AMG SpeedShift transmission with on-the-fly switchable low range. The new AMG Ride Control adaptive damping also allows drivers to select different suspension profiles: Comfort, Sport or Sport+.
For the off-road inclined, the G63 features three locking diffs, three off-road drive modes (Sand, Trail and Rock), double wishbone independent front suspension, adaptive adjustable damping, ladder-frame chassis made of high-strength steel, lower kerb weight, and improved fording (now 700mm) and ground clearance (now 238mm).
There’s now more leg, shoulder and elbow room for front and rear passengers, and the windscreen has been widened for increased visibility.
WHAT ELSE HAS IT GOT?
- Two 12.3-inch widescreen displays
- Multibeam LEDs
- Burmester surround sound system
- Ambient lighting with 64 colours and eight colour schemes
- Standard Parking Package with Active Parking Assist and 360° camera
- A sliding glass sunroof with tilt function
- A selectable AMG sports exhaust system
- KEYLESS-GO starting function
- AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather
- 21-inch AMG 5-Twin spoke alloy wheels
- COMAND Online infotainment system
THE NIGHT PACKAGE
For an extra $5900 punters get darkened and tinted indicator lenses; black exterior door mirror housings; obsidian black trim elements in the bumper in; black under-guard; black spare wheel housing; and 22-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels in black, with a silver flange.
THE EDITION 1
Add $19,500 on top of the standard price ($247,700) and you’ll receive a package with a heap more aesthetic niceties: red trim on the door mirrors; 22-inch AMG black multi-spoke wheels, with a red flange; Nappa leather seats in black/red with diamond stitching; multi-contour adjustment for the front seats with massage and acclimatisation; a silver shadow finish on the air vents; metal AMG badges embedded in the front-seat back-rests; AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather, with red stitching and a red 12 o’clock marker; and the interior trim is finished with red-pepper carbon fibre.