Mercedes-AMG has finally unveiled their new G63.
As we expected, the biggest change is under the hood, with the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo replacing the old 5.5-litre V8. Power stands at a Mercedes AMG GT R rivaling 430kw and torque at 850nm, helping the boxy SUV hit 100kph in 4.5 seconds - a full second quicker than its predecessor.
This is in part thanks to the fact that the new W464 G63 is 174kgs lighter than the W463. Handling the power is an AMG Speedshift TCT 9-speed automatic transmission, while its AMG fettled 4MATIC all-wheel drive system sends 60% of its power to the rear - in its default mode.
Damper, steering and other variables can be customized via the AMG Dynamic Selection function. The exterior is now bolder, sporting 22-inch wheels, wider arches and the distinctive Panamericana grill setting it apart from lesser models - and yes the trademark side exhausts are still there.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa will release pricing and specifications closer to its local launch towards the end of 2018.