The pricing of the Mercedes-AMG G63 has just been announced by Mercedes-Benz USA. The company announced that the high-performance variant of the G-Class has a manufacturer-recommended retail price (MSRP) of $ 147,500 plus $ 995 shipping and handling fees.
The AMG G63 will be launched in US dealerships in early 2019. Since its introduction decades ago, the G-Class sport utility vehicle has retained its retro box-shaped design and rounded headlights. However, Mercedes incorporated several updates into the vehicle to freshen up its appearance a bit with the new grille and wheels. It has also received a more advanced lighting system, while its interior offers additional space as well as a new infotainment system and turbine-inspired vents.
The AMG G63 stands out from the standard G-Class with its radiator grille design with vertical slats, larger intake openings on the bumper, a sportier stance thanks to the AMG Ride Control sports suspension, distinctive side pipes, AMG emblems and sportier wheels. In the meantime, the cabin has a 64-color ambient light system and an updated COMAND navigation system with a central display measuring 12.3 inches.
With its handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, the AMG G63 develops 577 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed transmission is standard in the car. The vehicle’s configuration allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
The performance of the AMG G63 is supplemented by a new double wishbone independent wheel suspension and adaptively adjustable damping. In addition to the five driving modes, the device has three AMG-specific off-road modes. These include the Sand, Rock and Trail programs.