Lording it over the commoner G550 4MATIC and its new-for-2016 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 still yielding to G65 Similar freshened 2016 Mercedes-AMG and its 621 horsepower twin-turbo V-12 G63 hits the sweet post in the lineup. The G63 brings together the full experience of IMAX is a big box on wheels with striking roar of an AMG V-8 that comes from its four chrome side pipes. V-8 is the same 5.5 liters biturbo is hand-built in many other AMG high-powered vehicles, but some setting changes are allowed to produce 27 more horsepower in the last year totaling 563, with 561 lb -ft pair of only 1750 rpm.
That impulse made our 5961-pound vehicle faster G63 G-Wagen test already recorded, stepping to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and covered the improbable quarter-mile in 13.3 seconds at 117 mph. Mercedes allows the fun to continue to a top speed of 130 mph, at which point the atmosphere is locked in a cage start with the profile G63 blocks.
Equipped with Yokohama Advan pieces S. T. wheels 20-inch wheels, our G63 70 mph also stopped at an impressive 163 feet. However, large, and tires, aid-invincible stability control is not hyperactive system can with much lateral grip around the skidpad, which was only 0.63g. However, given the narrow carriage control, slow and off direction and a center for ultra-high severity, it is a miracle that the G63 did not fall on their doorknobs around corners. Fuel economy is as bad as expected, with our test vehicle drinking a gallon of premium every 13 miles.
But it is arrogance of G on the street that matters most here. Since the noise depletes rifle bolt locks for kachunk vault-like closing doors, the G63 is a listening pleasure. Place the AMG seven-speed automatic transmission in Sport mode, please accelerator, and every driver knows the moneyed antichrist Prius arrived.
Despite the position initially awkward driving somewhat limited / travel seat stern and upright windshield on his face to design feature that we found to be very vulnerable to the accumulation of ice and sprayed in the winter time, it is easy to feel comfortable in G63. Plush leather seats are comfortable and supportive, as well as heating and ventilation. And there is the full range of the latest amenities Benz, including auto ability to stop and start the engine, a new instrument panel and driver information, a central COMAND interface, and several conductor, such as blind spot monitoring consultants, parking assist, and adaptive cruise control.
Not that many drivers G63 will explore the full extent of their capabilities, but there are still three differential lock for off-road use, a case of low-range transfer, and minimal overhangs for steep ascent and descent. This is a vehicle which was initially designed more than three decades ago, living at both ends and the inner container of a transport container axes. Despite more than 120 cubic feet of interior space, the cabin is narrow, legroom is limited and the rear seats are perched on stadium style, well above the heads of the occupants, reducing much room for those around it.
As expected, the G63 AMG-Mercedes is an appropriate purchase expensive lifestyle in more than $ 140,000 to start. Our truck test also veered interior trim carbon fiber AMG ($ 2,950), a rear-seat entertainment system with two monitors ($ 2,650), painting purple-ish Designo Mystic Blue Metallic ($ 2300) a heated steering wheel ($ 250), and all weather floor mats ($ 200) for a total of US $ 149,175. Buyers looking for maximum visibility can also choose one of four special color and trim packages, including alien green eye firewood, for an additional $ 20,000.
However, taking into account the AMG touches and powerful performance, premium G63 US $ 120,825 over G550 seems to be money well spent and a real bargain against Stratospheric $ 218.825 G65 base price. Mercedes knows that along the top-and-tumble with his feet on the back is the right amount of crazy about some of the most ardent fans G-Wagen, which justifies the existence of the G65. But for those who are simply looking for the ultimate experience of class G, look no further than the G63.