The V8 motor absolves a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. This dynamic performance is maintained up to the electronically limited maximum speed of 220km/h, or 240 km/h with the AMG Driver‘s package.
The AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission is used in the G63. This has a model-specific software application to achieve very short shift times. The 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. Defined engine manipulation makes for even faster gearchanges.
The standard-specification AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel-drive features rear-biased torque distribution with a front:rear split of 40 to 60 percent. This configuration ensures greater agility on the road and improved traction during acceleration. In the preceding model, the distribution was a neutral 50:50.
The new G63 performs even better when off-road, and on the road it is more dynamic and comfortable than its predecessor. The agile driving impression is substantially due to the suspension system, which has been completely redesigned by Mercedes-AMG and features coil springs all-round. 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.
With the five Dynamic Select on-road modes Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, the characteristics range from efficient and comfortable to very sporty. Key parameters such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering are modified in the process.
The basis for the enormous off-road capabilities of the G63 is provided by a torsionally rigid ladder-type frame of high-strength steel and a mounted body of composite construction.
Unmistakable design features give the new AMG G63 its unique appearance – the 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-dimensional Mercedes star.