Australians will be able to purchase the G63 from August next year, which is priced at $247,700
To the untrained eye, the ‘new’ Mercedes-Benz AMG G63, might look just like the last. It retains the distinctive profile of the previous generation; a 5-seat, off-road dominating wagon with an interior like a penthouse suite, and soundtrack courtesy of AMG.
However, beneath the surface Mercedes has packed in plenty of modern tech to bring the G63 up to 2018 standard.
The new G63 hosts a smaller, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, with 430kW and 850Nm, an increase in power from the old 5.5-litre unit’s 400kW and 760Nm.
Fuel consumption is also improved, down from 13.8L/100km to 13.2L/100km, and the old seven-speed automatic gearbox is also out - a new 9-speed unit replacing it, sending power through the rear-biased AWD system that hosts three locking-differentials.
The exterior is refreshed, with a redesigned body that’s slightly larger and more spacious than its predecessor; 110mm wider, 40mm longer and 3mm higher.
The front- and rear-end receive a new grill and bumper style, while 21-inch alloy-wheels from AMG come as standard.
The headlights are also upgraded to LED units with Mercedes’ multibeam technology that’ll shut off isolated sections of the headlight, so as not to blind oncoming motorists.
The interior adds an AMG Performance steering wheel, 12.3-inch widescreen display, a 590watt 15-speaker sound system, and an assortment of rich leather and wood trims throughout.
Tech upgrades include active parking assist, and a 360 degree camera.