G63 TO LAND AT $247,700

OFFICIAL pricing has been confirmed for Mercedes-AMG’s upcoming G63, with the power-savvy wagon entering the local market just shy of $250K, at $247,700. On sale at local showrooms at the end of Q3, the G63 will arrive with AMG’s twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 that’s good for 430kW and 850Nm – 30kW and 90Nm more than its twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 predecessor.

The monster V8 will be paired with a short-shifting nine-speed AMG SpeedShift transmission with on-the-fly switchable low range. The new AMG Ride Control adaptive damping also allows drivers to select different suspension profiles: Comfort, Sport or Sport+.

For the off-road inclined, the G63 features three locking diffs, three offroad drive modes (Sand, Trail and Rock), double wishbone independent front suspension, adaptive adjustable damping, ladder-frame chassis made of highstrength steel, lower kerb weight, and improved fording (now 700mm) and ground clearance (now 238mm).

There’s also more leg, shoulder and elbow room for front and rear passengers, and the windscreen has been widened for increased visibility.