Something Old, Something New
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG features a pleasing mix of new and old personality traits. Although its exterior styling has been refreshed in order to include new lighting and mirrors, as well as an aggressive front bumper, the SUV still carries the familiar, almost throwback upright lines that have defined it for decades. This is most certainly a good thing, and it makes sense that Mercedes-Benz chose instead to focus the AMG-tuned G-Class' updates where they would be the most appreciated: inside the passenger compartment, and under the hood.
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG features a cockpit that not only offers a commanding view of the road ahead thanks to its regal, throne-like seating position, but also a raft of luxury features that are a dramatic improvement over past models. This includes a full range of electronic safety features such as adaptive cruise control and parking assistance, which are much appreciated in such a hefty, ponderously-sized vehicle.
The engine compartment of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG offers another clue as to how the brand's Teutonic engineers elected to cope with the size and sheer mass of the SUV. The G63 AMG sports a new 5.5-liter V-8 that is force fed via twin turbochargers in order to produce 536 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. Amazingly, this motor leverages a seven-speed automatic transmission and start/stop technology in order to turn in identical combined fuel mileage when compared against its less powerful, base model cousin (13-mpg).