AMG has developed a high-output yet more compact engine for a new era of performance. The 577-hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine is more responsive yet more fuel-efficient than its larger predecessor. Its massive torque reaches its 627-lb-ft peak from 2,500 to 3,500 rpm, for a 4.5-second 0-60 time and quick acceleration at any speed. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG G 63 engine is still hand-built and signed by its own craftsman.
Specific AMG programming of the 9-speed automatic transmission delivers quicker gear changes in the paddle-shifted Manual mode. In the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT, the wide range of closely spaced ratios offers smooth, swift response in virtually any driving situation, from relaxed cruising to quick acceleration. Three overdrive ratios enhance highway efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the wheel.
A set of controls on the AMG steering wheels lets you adjust performance settings quickly and easily, with integrated color displays to confirm your selection. The left switches can be assigned to functions such as the Manual shift mode, the damping modes of AMG RIDE CONTROL, and the 3-stage ESP®. The right round control knob selects and displays the driving mode of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT.
AMG high-performance brakes shed both speed and heat with remarkable power, thanks to perforated and internally ventilated discs at all four wheels. Front discs measure 14.8 inches and are grasped by red-painted 6-piston fixed-type calipers. Rear brakes are 13.0 inches in diameter and feature red-painted single-piston sliding calipers. Silver calipers are available at no extra charge.
The AMG G 63 emits its signature sound via a meticulously tuned dual exhaust system with genuine sidepipes. Twin outlets with polished chrome finishers ahead of each rear wheel arch deliver a throaty growl during revs and gear changes, yet a more comfortably mellow baritone in highway cruising. Advanced catalysts add an eco-friendly edge to its performance prowess.
While its engine is born on the track, its permanent 4-wheel drive is at home far from the beaten path. With a 60:40 rear bias and three lockable differentials, it's engineered to match on-road precision with go-anywhere prowess.
Pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, active LED headlamps can generate light that's perceived much like natural daylight. Active Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeam Assist continuously vary the beam pattern of the LEDs in each headlamp to help maximize the illumination of corners and straightaways, without creating glare for other drivers.
Large, perforated side grips with raised thumbrests, four aluminum-clad spokes, and a flat-bottom design highlight the AMG Performance steering wheel. Nappa leather is hand-sewn to its rim, while its Touch Control Buttons and dual aluminum AMG shift paddles make it as rewarding to use as it is simply to hold. Heating of the rim extends its enjoyment in colder weather.
A crisp, high-resolution screen uses a high pixel count, a fast refresh rate and automatic adjustment to ambient light to provide seamless display of entertainment, navigation, comfort and convenience features, and customizable vehicle settings. Linear-style menus are more intuitive and offer easy access via the touchpad controller on the console or the right-hand Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel.
The Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system offers intuitive access to a world of entertainment, navigation and convenience. The central controller falls naturally to hand, teaming an intuitive touchpad with a rotary knob and one-touch keys for major functions. The touchpad responds to a variety of finger motions, including swipe, pinch and even handwriting.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany's Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system that's specifically tailored to the G-Class. With 15 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt, 10-channel digital amplifier, the system fills the cabin with pure surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system's output is to the most discerning ears.
Dual USB connectors in the console allow plug-and-play enjoyment from your USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the ports even provide charging of the device's battery.
Elegantly designed to be sleek, stylish and compact in your pocket, the SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the fuel filler. The vehicle can be started via a pushbutton in the dash, thanks to a standard KEYLESS-START feature.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
With technology to monitor ordinary road markings at most driving speeds, Active Lane Keeping Assist can help detect unintended drifting off-course, and alert you by vibrating the steering wheel. If you continue to drift, it can selectively brake individual wheels to help guide the car back into its lane.
When traveling above approximately 20 mph, radar technology can help sense when a vehicle enters the blind-spot area. Blind Spot Assist can then alert the driver via an illuminated red icon in the appropriate side mirror. An audible warning sounds if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot. After parking, Exit Warning Assist can alert the driver or passengers to vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians that could be at risk if the door is opened.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a dashboard display.
Speed Limit Assist can detect posted speed-limit signs and, along with information in the navigation system's map database, display the limit on the dash. It can also alert you when you exceed the limit.