2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 SUV

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in Midsize SUVs
2017 MODEL

$141,400

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Overview

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 is one of the variants of their G-class vehicle lineup. It features the best in class engines and the G-class wagons have been successful over a long period of time that makes the manufacturer to retain its design and add advanced features to the existing design.

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 has the perfect and powerful 5.5L V8 Biturbo engine with 7-speed automatic transmission that delivers utmost amount of power and gives a victorious feel at each and every ride. It has a traditional and antique outlook that will remind you of the traditional wagons.

Starting at a price of $142,800, it is available with a wide range of additional features and specifications that contributes to the outstanding performance delivery of the wagon. This Mercedes Benz AMG G63 is the base petrol variant of the G-class wagons from Mercedes Benz.

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Pros

AMG Body Styling

V8 Biturbo Engine

Color Variations

LED Daytime Running Lights

DINAMICA Headliner

Cons

Hard to Drive

Rigid Handling

What's New?

AMG Ride Control Suspension

Speed-Sensitive Sports Power Steering

Improved Powertrain Performance

AMG Performance Exhaust System


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$141400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

333 cu. in.

horsepower

563 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

561 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

non-independent front leading link suspension

suspension rear

rigid axle rear trailing link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

187.5 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

76.3 in.

curb weight

5691 lbs.

ground clearance

7.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

38.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

170 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

42351 mpg

highway range

381 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

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Indium Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Engine

6.2

Interior

7.1

Exterior

7.1

6.8

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 SUV AMG G 63

AMG G 63

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$141,400

Configurations
AMG G 63 4dr SUV 4WD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
Seating: 5 HP: 563-hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 561 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 26, 2018

6.8

Overall Rating


 

6.2/10
Engine

 
 

7.1/10
Interior

 

7.1/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Starting at a price of $142,800, the Mercedes Benz AMG G63 is available with a wide range of additional features and specifications that contribute to the outstanding performance delivery of the wagon. It has the perfect and powerful 5.5L V8 Biturbo engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission that delivers the utmost amount of power and gives a victorious feel at each and every ride. It has a traditional and antique outlook that will remind you of the traditional wagons.

Features

But the drawback of the Mercedes AMG is that it is extremely hard to drive and it requires some amount of practice to have a good touch with the wagon. However, the tires and the engine deliver extraordinary performance and make each ride on this wagon a remarkable one.

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 comes in crazy colors. The latest color in which the wagon was launched is the color of the Incredible Hulk (Alien Green). It was already available in colors like the Sunset Beam (Orange), and Solar Beam (Yellow).

Trim AMG G63
MSRP $142,800
Key Features 4‑wheel coil-spring/ rigid-axle suspension
Permanent all‑wheel drive with a 2-speed transfer case
Three sequentially lockable differentials
Sidepipe exhausts
19" to 22" wheels
Bi‑Xenon headlamps
Power steel sunroof

We recommend

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 is one of the best in class wagons from the globally famous car manufacturer. It has an outstanding performance with its twin-turbo engine that ensures delivery of an enormous amount of power. This design of the wagon has been retained for such a long time because of its astonishing performance at various tests that were performed on it.

The car showcases an extreme outward appearance with its 22-inch wheels and its AMG-specific radiator grille. It exhibits its performance and power in such a way that it makes the rider love each and every second of his ride.

To enhance the comfort and convenience of the passenger the Mercedes Benz AMG G63 has an ample amount of features. These include Heated Seats, 10-way power front seats that include storage features, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control that makes this wagon a stunning performer on the street.

Engine

6.2/10

"To create these beasts, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division starts with the Geländewagen, a four-wheel-drive military-style vehicle that has been in production as a civilian conveyance since 1979, and transforms it into two outrageously powerful, luxurious, and expensive machines that refuse to follow convention—for better and for worse. They are the boxes that don’t fit into any boxes." - Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

When compared with the similar competitor wagons, the Lexus LX 570 has the highest capacity engine with 8-speed automatic transmission however, it delivers just 383hp @ 5600rpm of power.

On the other hand, the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 is found to deliver the maximum power of 577hp @ 5500 rpm among the competitors. Whereas the Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography Dynamic SWB delivers a 20hp lesser power than the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63.

Models Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SVautobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
MSRP $142,800 $177,200 $125,300 $90,380
Engine 5.5L V8 Biturbo 5.0L Supercharged V-8 5.5L Biturbo V8 5.7L V8 DOHC 32V
Transmission 7-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Horsepower 563hp @ 5,500 rpm 557hp @ 6,000 rpm 577hp @ 5,500 rpm 383hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 561 lb.-ft. @ 5,250 rpm 561 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm 561 lb.-ft. @ 5,250 rpm  

Acceleration

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 offers an all-wheel drive that boosts more and more confidence and comfort to the ride. The AMG G63 all-wheel drive is integrated with the Electronic Stability Program for the maximum amount of torque distribution in corners and slippery surfaces.

The AMG G63 is found to be the fastest among all the rivalries in reaching the speed of 60mph as well as the quarter-mile distance. The AMG G63 reaches the 60mph speed at an amazing 5.3 seconds and the quarter-mile distance in just 13.6 seconds.

Models Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
0-60 MPH 5.3 sec 5.1 sec 4.5 sec 7.3 sec
Quarter mile 13.6 sec 13.2 sec 12.8 sec 15.6 sec
Engine 5.5L 5.0L 5.5L 5.7L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 13.5 11.0 11.8 11.8

In this respect, the Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) is found to be the slowest in reaching the 60mph speed, it takes 7.3 seconds and the Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) takes 15.6 seconds to reach the quarter-mile distance and it becomes the last to reach the distance.

However, all the rivalries are found to be more eco-friendly when compared to the Mercedes Benz AMG G63 since all of them emit less amount of CO2 when compared to the AMG G63. The AMG G63 emits 13.5 tons/yr of CO2 @15Kmi/year.

Braking

The Braking System of the AMG G63 features a Ventilated Disc Brake System, that is built with upgraded brake hardware. It also includes ABS braking as a safety measure. It may also have a Disc Braking System when mentioned.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
Brake Front(in.) 14.8 15.0\t 15.4 13.9
Brake Rear (in.) 13.0 14.4 14.2 13.5
Curb Weight (lbs.) 5624 5505 5754 6000
60-0 MPH (ft.) 113 N/A 115 123

The ABS (Antilock Braking System) provides a safety braking system for the vehicle by avoiding the locking of the steering when applying the brake. The force is equally given to all wheels and it provides the collision avoidance.

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 features the greatest dimensions of 14.8-inches and 13-inches in the Front Brake and the Rear. The distance that the AMG G63 takes to halt from a speed of 60mph is 113ft and it is found to be the least distance when compared to the competitors. The Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) takes the maximum distance of 123ft to halt.

Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the vehicle is almost the same as its rivalries with a small difference nearing 100lbs less or more. The AMG G63 has the maximum towing capacity as 7,700lbs.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SVautobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs. 7,716 lbs. 7,500 lbs. 7,000 lbs.

Fuel Economy

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 and the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 do not have much difference in their values. It is just a difference of 1 or 2 mpg and the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 delivers a 13/18 mpg on city/highway and a 15mpg on the combined roads.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
MPG (city) 12 14 13 13
MPG (highway) 15 19 18 18
MPG (combined) 13 16 15 15

The Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB delivers the maximum fuel economy of 14/19 mpg on city/highway roads. The Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) lies in the middle order in terms of fuel economy. It offers 13/18mpg on city/highway roads.

Interior

7.1/10

"With their high roofs, the G63 and the G65 have ample front and rear headroom. Unfortunately, due to the narrow cabin, the bolt-upright seating position, and the second row’s theater-style seat (it’s positioned higher than the front seats), the G-class doesn’t feel nearly as spacious as our measurements say it is." - Car and Driver

Seating and Comfort

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 is designed with a sculptured interior that makes it a masterpiece of creativity and craftsmanship. The cabin is designed with the best in class high-quality materials that make it a visual treat.

The interior features powered front seats with memory and seat shaped controls on the doors in which the occupants can store seating positions for the front seats. The seating positions, steering wheel positions, and the side mirror positions can be saved in the memory.

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 also features Automatic Climate Control that allows the front passenger and the driver to enjoy customized comfort. It comes with two rows with a seating capacity of 5. The passenger capacity of AMG G63 is less when compared to other rivalries such as Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 and Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) which has a seating capacity of 7 and 8 in order.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
Passenger capacity 5 5 7 8
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 42.4/46.3/52.5 39.5/60.7/42.2 41.2/58.5/40.3 38.3/61.0/42.9
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 40.1/56.3/41.9 39.1/59.5/37 40.0/58.3/38.5 38.9/59.1/34.4
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A N/A 38.9/50.5/35.0 35.8/62.3/28.3

Infotainment System

The Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 has an integrated music system with an LCD display. The 6+ speakers provide clear and delighting music experience. The additional peripherals such as USB, CD, DVD can be inserted into the mountable slots provided exclusively. The phone and audio streaming can also be done with the Bluetooth compatibility. The GPS Navigation system, Voice Controls, Steering mounted controls are catchy features of AMG G63.

Cargo Capacity

The Trunk Space of the Mercedes Benz AMG G63 contains a Partition Net and a Luggage Cover that automatically moves up and down, thereby making loading and unloading easy. When compared with the competitors, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 is found to have the maximum cargo space which may be due to its larger size.

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 has a cargo space of 79.5-ft.cube. While the competitors like Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 and Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) are found to have 93.8 and 83.1-ft.cube of cargo space.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SVautobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
Behind 3rd Row (ft.3) N/A N/A 16.0 15.5
Behind 2nd Row (ft.3) 38.6 24.5 49.4 41.0
Behind 1st Row (ft.3) 79.5 68.6 93.8 83.1

Exterior

7.1/10

"At just 187.5 inches long, the G is actually shorter than the Mercedes GLE midsize SUV. Instead of an upward-rising tailgate, the G-Wagen has a big, old-school swing-out door. LED daytime running lights, electrically folding mirrors and a new instrument cluster add touches of modern, but for the most part the G remains the boxy beast it's always been. You’ll either be enthralled or repelled by its machismo." - Kelley Blue Book

AMG body styling lends the vehicle its unmistakable character, comprising AMG-specific front apron and radiator trim, trim insert in the exterior protective strip, AMG wheels plus AMG flared wheel arches, striking side pipes, and red-painted brake calipers. The elegantly integrated - V8 Biturbo - lettering a sign of the essence at the heart of the vehicle.

The AMG radiator trim has the impressive vertical louvers and an attractive central star. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 differs significantly from the entry-level model in that the dynamic character of the vehicle is brought to the fore.

Dimensions and Weight

In term of dimensions, the vehicle is 187.5 inches long and 80.9inches wide. The AMG G63 is different from the other rivalries in the ground clearance since it has 7.7 inches of ground clearance. The other rivalries such as Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB and Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) have a close length and width but has a high ground clearance of 8.7 and 8.9 inches.

The Light-alloy wheels with a powerful design with diameter of 50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG 10-spoke light-alloy wheels are painted with titanium grey. The wheels are with 275/50 R 20 tyres on 9.5 J x 20 ET35 wheels, spare wheel on tailgate with 265/50 R 20 tyre.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)
Curb weight (lbs.) 5624 5505 5754 6000
Length(in) 187.5 196.8 203.2 200.0
Width(in) 76.3 81.6 76.1 78.0
Height(in) 46.3 73.3 72.8 72.5
Ground clearance (in) 7.7 8.7 8.3 8.9
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 115.0 121.1 112.2
Track width (in) F/R 59.1/59.1 66.6/66.3 66.0/66.8 64.8/64.6

Exterior Features

  • Sculpted Exterior Design
  • Impressive radiator trims
  • 10-spoke wheels
  • Power folding side mirrors

Safety

The Mercedes Benz G63 is not yet rated by both the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 comes with advanced safety features like the 7-way airbag protection, Child safety lock, etc. It has a lot more amazing safety features that are listed below.

Safety features

  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Total of airbags - 7
  • Child seat sensing airbag
  • Curtain overhead airbag - curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd-row overhead airbag
  • Front impact airbag - driver and passenger front-impact airbags
  • Side impact airbag - seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivation - occupant sensing
  • Row head airbag - front, rear and third row head airbags
  • Child safety lock
  • Child seat anchors
  • Seat belts - height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Seatbelt pre-tensioness - front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners

Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 vs Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB

Mercedes Benz AMG G63, when compared with Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB AMG G63, has more cargo space. The features like fuel efficiency, acceleration etc very similar to each other. When you see for a spacious vehicle, AMG G63 will be the best option.

Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 vs Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes Benz AMG G63 doesn’t meet the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 in most of the of the engine specifications and the performance measures like fuel efficiency, acceleration. The AMG GLS 63 has higher seating capacity and less CO2 emission also. When Comparing these two, AMG GLS 63 would be the best choice.

Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 vs Lexus LS 570 (3 row)

The Performance of AMG G63 is far higher than Lexus LX 570 (3 Row) in almost all engine specifications and performance factors. AMG G63 has more accelerating capacity, horsepower, torque etc. Hence the Mercedes Benz AMG G63 would be the more prior one.

Final Verdict

The Mercedes Benz AMG G63 is one of the best SUV from Mercedes Benz. It is a 6th generation car from the manufacturer that has the best in class engine specifications, stunning exterior looks, stylish interior, spacious cabin and the most advanced infotainment system and the extraordinary safety features. When it comes to pricing, though it is found to be costly, the features embedded are worth the value.

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