Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday took the covers off the AMG model of
redesigned 2019 G-Class.
The G-Class is exclusive within the Mercedes lineup in that half of
all fashions offered are from AMG, with the V-Eight-powered G63 being
the most well-liked. Till just lately, there was
additionally a V-12-powered G65.
For the brand new technology, AMG is beginning off with the G63 which
has been geared up with the tuner’s Four.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged
V-Eight, the identical engine fitted to the common G-Class. Regardless of
being down 1.5 liters in capability in comparison with the engine within the
outgoing G63, additionally a twin-turbo V-Eight, the smaller mill generates
577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, which compares
with the 563 hp and 561 lb-ft of the larger engine it replaces.
And never solely does the smaller engine present a higher punch
however gasoline financial system ought to get a lift too, although we cannot be
positive till nearer to this yr’s market launch. Serving to alongside
with the gasoline financial system is cylinder deactivation expertise and
the addition of a 9-speed automated as an alternative of the outgoing
mannequin’s 7-speed. The brand new G63 can be significantly lighter than
its predecessor, although a closing determine hasn’t been introduced.
AMG estimates a Zero-60 mph time of Four.Four seconds within the new G63,
which is a full second faster than within the outgoing mannequin. The
new G63 may even hit a high pace of 137 mph in commonplace trim
and with the addition of an obtainable Driver’s Package deal will go
on to achieve a high pace of 149 mph.
2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 muscle tissues in with 577 horsepower
Drive is to all 4 wheels through a 40/60 rear-biased
Four-wheel-drive system. The discount ratio of the switch case
is now 2.93:1, significantly greater than within the outgoing mannequin
(2.1:1). That is stated to help when shifting off on excessive
uphill gradients, because the torque on the drive wheels is
AMG has additionally considerably enhanced the suspension the design
of the G63, which can be helped alongside by the brand new G-Class’s
impartial double wishbone suspension on the entrance and
five-link setup on the rear. The G63 additionally sports activities adaptive
dampers and coil springs at every nook. It additionally has further
transverse stabilizers at each ends to cut back physique roll.
There is not a lot to distinguish the newest G63 from the
common G-Class. Aside from the badges, the obvious
parts are the grille and wheels. The grille will get AMG’s
Panamericana design with vertical slats, whereas crimson brake
calipers, perforated brake discs and obtainable 22-inch wheels
add to the aggressive look of the design. The variations are
more durable to identify inside. The obvious is the flat-bottomed
AMG Efficiency steering wheel, which is lined in Nappa
leather-based. There’s additionally AMG’s Dynamic Choose driving modes
selector on the middle console.
As talked about above, AMG is concentrating solely on the G63 for
now. And it is attainable we cannot see one other spherical of the G65 as
there are rumors AMG is planning to
launch a G73 as a replacement, as indicated by the current
discovery of a “G73” trademark submitting. This mannequin is not
anticipated to characteristic a V-12 however fairly the G63’s V-Eight paired with
an electrical motor for a mixed output approaching 800 hp.
The brand new G63 makes its world debut on March 6 on the 2018 Geneva
Worldwide Motor Present and can arrive in showrooms in direction of
the top of the yr, as a 2019 mannequin. For extra of our protection
on the Geneva present, head to our devoted