What’s Under the Hood of the New Mercedes-AMG G 63?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Powertrain on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 8:00 am
white 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 driving off-road

2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 Engine and Performance Features

Anyone with a love of going off-road will be incredibly excited to hear that Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 – one of the most powerful and capable performance off-road vehicles of its kind. The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 is in a unique position for the 2019 model year, as it has been fully updated, upgraded and enhanced to be more powerful and more capable than ever before, all while still “remaining true to its well-proven virtues,” as Mercedes-Benz puts it. So, let’s take a closer look at what that means by checking out the engine and performance features of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63.

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How Powerful is the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63?

The handcrafted AMG 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine found in the 2017 Mercedes-AMG G 63 has been replaced by a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine for the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington in Delaware. This new engine is paired with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive – which itself features a rear-biased torque distribution of 40:60. This powertrain is able to pump out up to 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque while going from zero to 60 miles per hour in an estimated 4.4 seconds. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 has a top speed of 137 miles per hour – a figure that’s upped to 149 miles per hour when you add the Driver’s Package.

“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. The vehicle has nevertheless reached a completely new dimension in terms of technology with the handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine as well as in combination with the off-road characteristics, the agility and the vehicle dynamics achieved. This applies to the entire G-Class model series. Mercedes-AMG is responsible for their suspension and chassis development as well as V8 competence.” – Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH
engine of a 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63

For more on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G 63 and all of our other new Mercedes-Benz models, please contact our Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington staff in Delaware.

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