Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
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Sports Car Engine, Definitely not a Sports Car

Despite its massive amount of power, throwing the G63 into a corner inspires anything but confidence. The AMG badge represents a sports car image than the G63 simply can’t live up to with its 30 year old truck chassis design.

It is tall, susceptible to cross winds, and feels as though it might go tumbling into the ditch when you rip the wheel left or right.

Shoehorning that massive bi-turbo V8 with 544 hp and 560 lb-ft under the hood is definitely more for the city-bound poser, than the track-bound racer. Face it: the number one reason to buy a G63 isn’t performance (of the on- or off-road sort), it’s status.