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2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 priced from $247,700+ORC

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 is expected to arrive in Australia later this year, will be available to order from June and will list from $247,700+ORC.

THE MERCEDES-AMG G 63 sits at the top of the G-Class tree and will sell from an eye-watering $247,700+ORC when it arrives in Australia later this year depending on global popularity. The order books will open in June.

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is powered by bi-turbo 4.0-litre V8 making a planet-pulling 430kW and 850Nm of torque, up from 420kW/760Nm from the previous model. Powergets to the ground via a nine-Speed automatic transmission to a permanent all-wheel-drive system, including a low-range ratio with shift-on-the-fly. The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will get from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

The suspension has been changed to a front independent suspension system replacing a front live axle. The driver can use AMG RIDE CONTROL adaptive damping to select ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’ or ‘Sport+’ suspension profiles.

Size of the vehicle and thus interior room have increased, including length (+110mm); width (+106mm); wheelbase (+40mm); as well as shoulder (+38mm), hip (+45mm) and elbow room (+68mm) inside. Ground clearance improves to 238mm (+3mm), and fording depth to 700mm (+100mm). Approach angle remains unchanged at 27° while departure angle is improved by 2.6° to 29.6°.

Other key changes include a new Burmester surround sound system with 15 speakers and 590 watts; ambient lighting with 64 colours and eight colour schemes; standard Parking Package with Active Parking Assist and 360-degree camera; a sliding glass sunroof with tilt function; a selectable AMG sports exhaust system; KEYLESS-GO starting function; an AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather; and 21-inch AMG 5-Twin spoke alloy wheels, and much, much more.

For the first time the G63 offers nine airbags, including rear seat airbags and a knee airbag, plus the DISTRONIC Active Distance Assist system with Active Lane Keeping Assist. Other key features are Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, and autonomous emergency braking.

Outside, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 is distinguished by the addition for the first time of the distinctive AMG Panamericana grille, plus AMG body styling, metallic paint, side running boards, red AMG brake calipers and two chrome-plated twin tailpipes on either side.

A special edition Night Package will be available at the extra-cost of $5900, and includes tinted indicator lenses, black exterior door mirror housings, trim elements in the bumper in obsidian black, under-guard painted in black, spare wheel housing in black, and is finished with 22” AMG Multi-spoke alloy wheels in black with a silver flange.

You can push the boat right out with the Edition 1 variant, which gets side decals, red trim on the door mirrors, and 22” AMG Black multi-spoke wheels with a red flange, black Nappa leather seats in black/red with diamond stitching, plus multi-contour adjustment for the front seats with massage and and climatisation. Air vents get a silver shadow finish, and metal AMG badges are embedded in the front seat back-rests. The steering wheel is an AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather with red stitching and a red 12 o’clock marker. The interior trim is finished with red-pepper carbon fibre. Edition 1 adds $19,500 (MRLP) to the cost of the Mercedes-AMG G 63.


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Isaac Bober

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