The Mercedes-AMG G63 luxury SUV has arrived in South Africa! Here's how much the G63 AMG costs...
The Mercedes-AMG G63 is launching in South Africa this week and we're able to share pricing of the Austrian-built SUV. The only model to make it to our shores is the G63 AMG, which is the flagship model.
Under the bonnet sees the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine make its debut in the Gelandewagen and in this application develops 430 kW and 850 Nm. This means the G63 can hit 100 kph in a claimed 4.5 seconds and it'll run to a top-end speed of 220 kph, but you can tick an option to move that limiter to 240 kph. Power goes to all 4 wheels via the AMG Speedshift 9G gearbox and the vehicle boasts a rear-biased torque split with 60% going to the rear axle. It's interesting to note that the outgoing model's split was 50:50.
Despite its AMG engine, the G-Class has always been a potent offroad vehicle and this latest incarnation is just as tough when the tarmac ends. It can ford through water at a depth of up to 70 cm, has approach/departure angles of 30.9 and 29.9 degrees respectively, and has a ground clearance of 270 mm.
Being a Mercedes-AMG G-Class, customisation and options are extensive. The Edition 1 package is available (R300 000) as is the AMG Night Package (R52 800). You can also choose from things like an uprated Burmester sound system (R23 000) and a carbon fibre engine bay cover (R13 300).
The cabin of the new Mercedes-AMG G63 has taken a serious luxury turn and no longer looks like it belongs in the military
Mercedes-AMG G63 Price in South Africa (November 2018)
Mercedes-Benz is offering a 2-year/unlimited km warranty and a 6-year/100 000 km service plan.
Mercedes-AMG G63 (W463) R2 613 644