Our first encounter with the G55 AMG at the Pavan Hans airstrip had a profound effect. So obviously, we had to report on its new (well sort of new) replacement - the Mercedes G63 AMG. Mercedes recently revealed the G63 AMG before its official debut at the Beijing Auto Show.
While the G55 AMG has always been notoriously famous to show its ‘specific’ finger to aerodynamics, we are glad to report that the replacement keep its boxy styling. But Mercedes has updated the G63 AMG with some subtle styling cues.
- New front bumper with three huge cooling apertures
- New grille with two chrome bars over black mesh
- LED running lights
- Side-mounted exhaust system
- Unique alloy wheels
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG styled steering wheel, shifter, and gauge cluster.
- New COMAND infotainment system
- Carbon fiber trim strips
- Perforated leather seats
- Power comes from a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine with 536 hp and 760 Nm of torque
- AMG Speedshift Plus 7G Tronic automatic transmission with a permanent all-wheel drive system with front, center, and rear locking differentials
- Automatic stop/start function and brake energy recuperation
- Gives 8 km to a liter of fuel (Yes, I know pretty irrelevant)
As the G63 AMG replaced the G55 AMG internationally, we would not be surprised to see it heading to the India shores immediately after its international launch. The older G55 AMG is sold in India via a CBU route making it very easy for Mercedes India to launch the G63 AMG.