New Mercedes-AMG G63 Expected to Debut in March

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The new Mercedes G-Class recently made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and the AMG versions aren’t far behind.

Spy photographers have already caught the high-performance AMG versions of the new G-Class testing, so it’s not a huge surprise a debut in imminent. Speaking to Automotive News, marketing manager for the G-Class, Ian James, confirmed the AMG variants will be available as part of the 2019 model year. The German automaker is expected to show at least one model at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, likely the G63.

“The AMGs are not going to be far away,” said James. “In the more recent history of the G-Class, the AMG vehicles have been wildly popular, and it fits the image, the craziness, if you like, of the G.”

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The standard G550 powered by a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine bowed in Detroit and will head to dealerships this fall. Official pricing for the model has not yet been announced, but Mercedes says a “slight price increase” is likely.

As for the future of the G-Class lineup, the company plans to expand past its core models and will test the market with special editions. That suggests a Mercedes-Maybach version is a possibility for the future.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • John Sahakian John Sahakian on Feb 02, 2018

    Concerning Mercedes' release of the latest Gwagon, I think it's ridiculous that anyone with the resources to buy this luxury beast would do so and knowingly continue to contribute to green house emissions. I realize the efficiency built into the design is exceptional compared to a standard V8, but it's still a gas guzzling overpowered, and over-indulgent vehicle. With the seriously inflated price tag why not bring in some Tesla technology? How cool would that be. Naturally, that will eventually happen, but why not do it now, rather than trying to squeeze the last bit of juice out of the carbon era lemon?

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      Sun will remain, water will be wet, and the earth will churn out petrol despite what the fraudulent, evolutionist "scientists" claim otherwise about "global warming". I welcome Tesla, electricity, alternatives, etc, but enough of this kamikaze race to death over a false, religious modern day ideology pushed by the Technocracy and their globalists.