Mercedes-Benz’s AMG 634 G-wagen adds performance to the luxury SUV segment

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with the mercedes-AMG ‘G63’, the mercedes-benz ‘G-wagen’ undergoes the greatest change in its history, while remaining true to its classic values. the ‘G63’ underpins its position among performance off-road vehicles with a powerful drive system,  AMG ride control suspension, AMG-specific transmission modes, and a luxurious interior with an optimal widescreen cockpit.

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the reinterpretation of mercedes’s unmistakable design creates strong highlights with an AMG-specific radiator grille, flared wheel arches, striking side pipes on the exhaust system and the up to 22-inch wheels. the basis for AMG driving performance both on and off roads is provided by a 585 hp ( 430 kW) 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, rear-biased all-wheel drive (40:60) with three differential locks, a fast-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission, double wishbone independent front suspension, and adaptive adjustable damping.

the 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine replaces the outgoing 5.5 liter V8 biturbo engine in the ‘G63’. it can generate 585 hp, and delivers a maximum torque of 850 Nm. this is available across a wide rev range between 2.500 and 3.500 RPM, and provides a sense of effortless superiority. it makes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. this dynamic performance is maintained up to the limited maximum speed of 220 km/h, or 240 km/h with an AMG specific driver‘s package.

the ‘speedshift TCT 9G’ transmission has a model-specific software application to achieve short shift times. the multiple downshift function allows more spontaneous bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in ‘sport’ and ‘sport plus’ transmission modes makes for a more emotional driving experience. the wide ratio spread allows a choice of a very sporty or a very comfortable and efficient driving experience. in all transmission modes the ‘G63’ moves off in first gear so as to ensure a dynamic sprint from a standstill whenever required. the direct select lever has now been repositioned as a steering column stalk.

the ‘G63’ has been given a newly designed, modern interior that echoes specific exterior features. the shape of the round headlamps is reflected in the side air vents, and that of the indicators in the tweeters on the dashboard. the redesigned dashboard has analogue tubes as dial instruments. the fully digital widescreen cockpit with virtual instruments directly in the driver’s field of vision and a central display above the centre console. two 12.3-inch displays visually blend into a single unit beneath a shared glass cover. the driver is able to choose from three different views – ‘classic’, ‘sporty’ and ‘progressive’. new dimensions concept in the interior benefits all occupants. the increase in length (+101 mm), width (+121 mm) and height (+40 mm) provides the basis for a significantly more airy and spacious impression.

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