The latest rumblings on the Internet suggest Mercedes-Benz is dumping the naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 in the G550 SUV for the all-new, twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 that debuted in the insane G550 4x4².
Rumormill: Next Mercedes G500 Will Get 422 HP Twin-Turbo V-8 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 24 April 2015 11:30 EST.
Mercedes-AMG’s latest announcement means there’s one less vehicle American’s have to wish for. The German automaker will now offer the top-dog G65 AMG in the U.S. stating November 2015. That’s right, the twin-turbocharged, V-12 SUV is joining the G-Wagen lineup in the U. S. of A.
Mercedes Announces Biturbo V-12 G65 AMG Coming to U.S. originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 3 April 2015 10:30 EST.
Launched in 1979 in its civilian version, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class remained largely unchanged to this day. Now an icon of the SUV market, the G-Wagon is also one of the very few vehicles to still carry its classic body and chassis configuration. The boxy Merc underwent several updates since 1990, but a beefed-up, AMG-badged version wouldn’t arrive until 2006.
That first version came powered by a supercharged, 5.5-liter V-8 and dubbed G55 AMG. The G-Class received a makeover for the 2012 model, when output was increased to 536 horsepower and the nameplate switched to G63 AMG. That same year, an even more extreme version was introduced - the G65 AMG. This SUV is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 that generates 604 ponies and 738 pound-feet. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have it in the U.S. But that will change starting in 2016 as the Germans are planning on offering the G65 AMG on these shores as well.
Updated 04/01/2015: Mercedes announced that the 2016 AMG G65 will go on sale on the U.S. market in November 2015 at a starting price of $217,900.
Note: European model pictured here.
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Despite the six-wheeled behemoth going soon out of production, with Mercedes-Benz having sold over 100 units, the G63 AMG 6x6 still demands respect. Which is probably why Mercedes-Benz decided to make yet another promotional video of the model, this time showing it tackling a mountainous region of beautiful Tuscany, Italy. The video goes to show that even when the G63 AMG 6x6 isn’t jumping over sand dunes at high speeds in an Arabian desert, the model’s off-road prowess is still unquestionable at lower speeds.
To quote Mercedes-Benz, "even the rocky terrain of the Tuscany is negotiated with all the agility of a mountain goat." Naturally, that goat would need to weigh the better part of three tons and possess six wheels instead of four legs to be comparable. Keep in mind that the G63 AMG 6x6 is equipped with six-wheel-drive, five differential locks, 37-inch all-terrain tires with an on-board inflation and deflation system and portal axles. In theory, if it has enough room, it can tackle just about any type of terrain.
Also part of the model’s appeal is its twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers 544 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, delivered to all six wheels through a seven-speed, automatic transmission. If the G63 AMG 6X6 isn’t a rolling declaration of independence, then I don’t know what is, and the footage above illustrates that.
Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6 Is Back In New Promotional Footage: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 20 March 2015 07:00 EST.
In light of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4²’s pending arrival at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, news that the automaker’s famed G63 AMG 6x6 – the G500 4x4²’s six-wheeled predecessor – is getting the axe.
We’ve know Mercedes-Benz has been testing a two-axle version of its massive G63 AMG 6x6 since last November when the high-riding SUV was spotted covered in lime green camo. Now the first official image has landed on the internet and is promising good things for the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz is now offering an appearance packaged appropriately called the Crazy Color Edition. Swanky florescent colors bring a bright glow to the SUV, along with an extravagant price increase.
Mercedes’ "Green Monster" G-Wagen was spotted again, this time powering through frigid temperatures and snow drifts. Its portal axles, tall tires, remote-reservoir shocks, and massive V-8 make it an unstoppable force off road.
Spy Shots: Mercedes G63 AMG 4x4 Green Monster Testing On The Snow originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 18:30 EST.