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Meet the New King and Queen of Mercedes

Off-road power and on-road opulence By ,

Following the world premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class in Detroit last month, the German automaker is announcing the launch of the ultimate performance version, the Mercedes-AMG G 63.

The heart of this monster is an AMG-built 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 585 horsepower (up from the G 550’s 416 hp) and comes with three differential locks and a rear-wheel bias (40/60). Torque amounts to 627 lb-ft between 2,500-3,500 rpm, allowing a sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

The fuel-saving cylinder deactivation system, nine-speed, twin-clutch SPEEDSHIFT transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system have all been developed or optimized by AMG. Handling is enhanced by the newly tuned AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension and the AMG-specific transmission modes.

As for styling, there’s an AMG-specific radiator grille, flared wheel arches, striking side pipes on the exhaust system and massive wheels with a diameter of up to 22 inches.

"The new AMG G 63 brings driving performance to the segment of unadulterated off-road vehicles in unexpected form. It was important for us to tie in with the original character on account of the cult status the G 63 enjoys with our customers and fans."

- Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH

Meanwhile, the top car model from Mercedes-Benz gets even more refined. A new radiator grille inspired by a pinstriped suit and optional two-tone paintwork give the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class an even more majestic look.

The exterior look is rounded off by new luxury 20‑inch multi-spoke wheels. There are also three exclusive 20-inch wheel designs to choose from. Inside, two new exclusive colour combinations will be offered: armagnac brown/black and savanna beige/black.