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The 2013 G63 AMG will be powered by a bi-turbo V8 that makes 544 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and should get an average of 17 mpg. This marks a 20-hp increase from the last G55 AMG model, which the G63 is replacing.
Although the overall style and stance of the G-Class remains largely the same, the G63 receives a new front bumper with large cooling ducts, a double slat front grille, five spoke AMG alloy wheels and side exiting exhaust pipes.
The G63 AMG, although powerful, will be topped by a G65 AMG which will use a V12 engine making 603 hp. The G65 however will not be making its way to the U.S., leaving the G63 AMG as our only option for a sports performance G-class.
Expect the G63 to cost €137,504, or about $180,000.
GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
Kanye West once rapped that the Mercedes G550 was “his favorite toy”, but West, along with other rappers and oil shieks, will be sorely disappointed to learn that the new AMG versions expected to debut will make their lowly G550 look dated.
The G55 will get an updated twin-turbo 525-horsepower 5.5L V8, similar to other Mercedes AMG cars, to replace its supercharged V8. A mild facelift will also follow. But what’s really making news is the rumored G65, which should come with a twin-turbocharged V12 engine and a pricetag of $327,000. The V12 will put out 612 horsepower and roughly 738 lb-ft of torque. The excessive price tag and power figures are in play thanks to an ultra-exclusive run of only 250 cars.