Known as the Gelaendewagen, the G-Class is the Godfather of all SUVs.
The Mercedes-AMG G 63, the sole variant for Malaysia, is priced at RM1,464,888 on-the-road without insurance.
“The G-Class, a vehicle that is truly stronger than time, iconic and legendary but timeless at the same time. The G 63 reinforces its position as an off-road vehicle with a powerful on-road performance through the AMG 4-litre V8 biturbo with that unmistakable symphonic sound,” said Mark Raine, vice president, sales and marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
The one-man-one-engine AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine in the Mercedes-AMG G 63 generates 585hp, and delivers a maximum torque of 850Nm and is mated to a AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission.
This is available across a wide rev range between 2,500 and 3,500rpm and it absolves a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.
The AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission with multiple downshift function allows more spontaneous bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in "Sport" and "Sport Plus" transmission modes makes for an even more emotional driving experience.
It features the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive which features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear split of 40 to 60 percent.
It has coil springs all-round and for the first time the front axle has an independent, double wishbone suspension; a rigid axle with a five-link suspension is used at the rear.
There are five DYNAMIC SELECT on-road modes "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual", which change key parameters such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering.
Three off-road modes - "Sand", "Trail" and "Rock" - are available when driving off the beaten track.
"Trail" allows maximum performance on soft, muddy or slippery surfaces. "Sand" modifies the parameters for sporty dynamics and the best possible grip and steerability on sandy stretches or desert sand dunes. "Rock" is the mode for extremely demanding, rocky terrain with severe axle articulation and frequent lifting of one or more wheels.
The basis for the enormous off-road capabilities of the G 63 is provided by a torsionally rigid ladder-type frame of high-strength steel and a mounted body of composite construction.
This design is considerably more robust and suitable for off-road operations than a unibody construction.
Exterior wise, the new AMG G 63 has a boxy silhouette, the proud bonnet, external door hinges, round headlamps, mounted direction indicators, robust door handles, muscular protective strips with inserts in high-gloss black with a silver AMG emblem, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door with a stainless steel cover and three-pointed star.
The front section of the G 63 is characterised by the AMG-specific radiator grille and the AMG bumper with large side air inlets and trim in matt iridium silver.
The headlamps, indicators and tail lights are in LED High Performance technology as standard.
Features include Intelligent Drive with the Driving Assistance Package, COMAND Online, Burmester Surround Sound System, Parking Package and KEYLESS GO.