A tank is supposed to have a little mean streak going for it, give you the impression of being invisible and be able to back it up when the road turns rough. It may also be necessary to accelerate in a hurry to get on with the battle at hand or in some cases, withdraw quickly to safer ground. While no one would confuse the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG as being a tank, the fact it possesses all of these qualities and is a fully capable exotic SUV under any conditions makes this the ultimate machine for you and your go anywhere troop.
Power comes in the form of a 5.5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine. It delivers an impressive 536 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque at 2,000-5,000 rpm. Matched to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the G63 AMG accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h. Impressive numbers, especially when you consider the overall curb weight of 2,550 kg. Not quite tank proportions, but not light vehicle either.
Seating capacity is up to five, with the G63 AMG being a favourite choice for many celebrities in both Hollywood and professional sports. Something about being big and fast makes it the common family vehicle for the uncommonly wealthy owner. Leather is standard; the look and feel is that of a finely crafted sedan. Mercedes-Benz states there are 45,985 stitches in the interior, not one of which is more than 1 mm out of place. Seats are luxurious and the overall passenger compartment is spacious with plenty of storage.
Outwardly the look is pure beast in a perfectly pressed tuxedo. A powerful front bumper and grille are battle tested in the harshest conditions. They can even handle a crowded parking lot during a rush hour shopping adventure. A stainless steel spare wheel and tire cover, LED daytime running lights, sport exhaust with stainless steel finish and aggressive new 18” wheels look dynamic and function at the highest level. Muddy path or concrete jungle, it’s ready for anything.
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