Mercedes-AMG G 63 sold out in India for 2018 - Report

21/11/2018 - 12:04 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Overdrive reports that Mercedes-Benz India has managed to find buyers for all the units of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 allocated to India this year. The latest generation of the iconic SUV was launched in India on 5 October 2018.

2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 Image Front
Underpinning the latest-gen Mercedes-AMG G 63 is a new ladder-frame chassis that is wider than that of the last iteration.

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Encouraged by the high sales potential of the new model, Mercedes-Benz India is said to be working towards obtaining a higher allocation for 2019. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 has a more dynamic character than other models in the G-Class range. It features a Panamericana grille, which is typical of all new AMG models.

Highlights of the stying package include an AMG front bumper, 21-inch alloy wheels, flared wheel arches, side-pipes, and red brake callipers. The interior features a Nappa leather upholstery, Widescreen Cockpit with two 12.3-inch displays - one each for instrumentation and infotainment, and turbine-like aircon vents.

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 is powered by a twin-turbo engine that delivers a maximum power of 585 hp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 850 Nm at 2,500-3,500 rpm. In comparison, the last generation model featured a 5.5-litre V8 powerplant that delivered 41 hp and 90 Nm lower output.

The high-strung turbo-petrol motor comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Buyers also get a rear-biased AWD (40:60) with three differential locks, independent front suspension and adaptive adjustable damping.

2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 Image Side Profile
The latest generation Mercedes G63 AMG is 53 mm longer, 64 mm wider and 15 mm taller than its predecessor.

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The 2018 Mercedes G63 AMG is claimed to be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and can register a top speed of 220 km/h. There are five on-road drive modes on offer - Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. Furthermore, the driver can select from three off-road drive modes - Sand, Trail and Rock. A 'Race Timer' feature allows the driver to measure and store the lap times. The safety equipment comprises 9 airbags, Active Brake Assist and Lane Keeping Assist are standard. Moreover, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Monitoring System.

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