(photos: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG | €137,504.00 | www.mercedes.com
you probably don’t need a whole lot of horsepower when you go off-road but we could use little more torque when scaling those undulating terrains and that’s where the steroid-induced Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG will come in handy. equipped with a AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo unit that delivers a generous 544 hp (400 kW) and 760 Nm of torque, mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox that rocket the G 63 from naught to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds, sending it to an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h. what we see here is the best of both world: the right power for tarmac straights and torque to handle what the terrain decides to unleash upon you and your G 63. the best part is, it still retains the general classic good look of the G class that you have come to know of, save for a few AMG cosmetics such as the high gloss black “twin blade” radiator grille with chrome inserts, new AMG bumper, flared wheel arches, stainless steel running boards, and new LED daytime running lamps, just to name a few. other features include ECO start/stop function, AMG sports exhaust system, AMG lightweight alloy rolling stocks wrapped in 275/50 R20 rubbers, huge ventilated and perforated brake discs, and ESP. for those who demand more power and torque, there’s always the G 65 AMG fitted with a range-topping AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo unit that gives you an exhilarating 612 horsepower (450 kW) and a mind-boggling 1000 Nm of torque. coming to you this June 2012 with a price tag of €137,504 (about US$182,190) and €264,180 (about US$350,040) for the G 63 AMG and the G 65 AMG, respectively. navigate past the jump for a gallery of the awesome G 63 AMG.