5 macho facts about the new MercedesBenz GClass AMG Feature Article

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5 macho facts about the new G-Class AMG

Mercedes-Benz distributor Motors sent us to Switzerland and to drive the new GLK-Class as well as the revised G-Class . During the we managed to get behind the wheel of a macho  G63 AMG and take it for a spin 25km of manly driving, if curious). Needless to say, we got to ourselves with the vehicle.

are five facts about the G-Class AMG that we want to with you:

1. The G-Class was born in 1979 . by Mercedes-Benz to be a strictly off-road . Thirty-three years since its very little has changed in its styling. It still looks as and utilitarian as ever. It’s not a to say that this model is to what the Defender is to Land

For this latest makeover, the now sports LED daytime running and new exterior mirrors . And because we the AMG version, that unit in some of these photos) had the new AMG grille with double as well as new bumpers featuring air intakes . Twenty-inch alloy round out the cosmetic revision.

2. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is available as a BlueTEC or as a G500 . The former has a station-wagon configuration, while the is either a long-wheelbase station or a short-wheelbase convertible. The big news for latest model refresh is the of two AMG editions. The G63 AMG edition . which we features a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo rated at 544hp and 760Nm of If you still find this there’s the G65 AMG . equipped with a biturbo engine that a boulder-crushing 612hp and 1,000Nm of These figures are simply, um,

3. The AMG models have wheel-arch stainless-steel running boards . protective strips, V8 Biturbo (or V12 ) logo on the front fender, and G63 or G65 plate on the rear door. the G-Class AMGs have an AMG cluster with color TFT and white-lit AMG sills on all four Let’s just say your won’t mistake your for a pedestrian SUV.

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4. The new G-Class AMGs boast titanium-gray-painted wheels with finish, shod in 275/50 . Behind the wheels are ventilated and brake discs with of 375mm-by-36mm at the front and 330mm-by-20mm at the That much muscle this much stopping

5. Our test unit, a G63 AMG . has a quoted mileage of 7.25km/L (combined and highway), while the G65 AMG purportedly 5.88km/L (combined city and The former reportedly sprints 0 to 100kph in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of . while the latter hits from rest in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 230kph .

Driving a Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG was a for us, especially since this is among our most admired in of no-nonsense styling and sheer presence . We hope CATS will soon bring in units so we can test this SUV on our pockmarked roads.

(For our on the new Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class—which we drove on the trip—get a copy of our July issue.)

Photos by Vernon B. using the Sony Alpha 77

Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG Base

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