Friday, 20 April 2012


Mercedes-Benz’s march into the realm of motor madness continues with the announcement that the company is launching new G63 AMG and G65 AMG models. You’ll remember the G-Class as the march-over-it-all luxury SUV with bankable off-road credentials and S-Class comfort ambience. The two brothers AMG replace the outgoing G 55 AMG.

In the meat of things for the G 63 AMG is the new 5.5-litre twin turbo V8, as found in the E 63 AMG, CL 63 AMG and S 63 AMG among others. Its main claim to fame is that it produces 400kW and 760Nm of torque. To show just how serious it is, the 0 – 100km/h sprint is done in a claimed 5.4 seconds, while average fuel consumption comes in at 13.8 litres per 100km, which is really like saying the DA is quickly catching up to the ANC in voter numbers.

As if that wasn’t enough, a new peak has been reached with the G 65 AMG. Just as in the S 65 AMG and new SL 65 AMG, the 6.0-litre V12 bi-turbo motor brings out 450kW, as well as 1000Nm of torque. They say it will hurry off into the 100km/h distance in just 5.3 seconds and never stop accelerating until 230km/h.

We are pretty sure the G 63 AMG will be sold in South Africa this or next year. But the G 65 AMG? Who knows.


Anonymous said...

oh my gossh!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most amazing cars ever