The first thing you should understand when considering this 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 is that this is not an SUV that is the result of the whims of marketing surveys or year-by-year trends. The Mercedes G-Class has been in production for almost 40 years, exceeding the experience of most of the “newcomers” to the SUV segment in the past couple of decades. The G-Class has remained true to its heritage every step of the way. It has not compromised in its quest of being the best SUV available on the market since its first prototypes were used in the Sahara Desert and the Arctic Circle back in 1974. Since then, aerodynamic changes have never been a priority. Designing and engineering an extraordinary vehicle truly capable of delivering a superior off-road experience has. That, along with providing owners with world-class amenities.
Taking “Styling” Head On
Let’s be upfront. This 2015 Mercedes Benz AMG G63 isn’t going to fool anybody into thinking it is fleet of foot. Don’t underestimate its speed, however. This is a vehicle that is deceptively quick. But this is mostly a vehicle designed to win over the long term. While its squared-away posture has deterred some, others have embraced it as a sign of independence and confidence. The Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 is not for everyone. It IS, however, built for those who appreciate exceptional engineering and understand the old-school purpose of a true SUV. It does all of this without sacrificing an ounce of comfort or the amenities one would expect in owning a Mercedes-Benz.
Hand Built the Mercedes and AMG Way
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 was not manufactured in hours. It was built over an almost two week period to assure you the quality craftsmanship one would expect with the brand.
AMG’s perfectionists philosophies have created an 8 Cylinder, 5.5L V8 BiTurbo power plant to deliver a throaty soundtrack that let’s you (and everyone else) know this is one serious SUV. This is an engine that produces 400kW and 760Nm of torque that’s not to be denied. All of that power is absorbed by a very smooth-shifting, seven-speed automatic transmission that complies obediently to transfer that power to the AMG G63’s four wheels. The AMG engine is identified by the very individuals committed to its perfection, as is the AMG tradition.
Surprise! Expect a Smooth Ride
One of the biggest surprises about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 is its smooth ride. It can be a handful in tight and decisive curves where steering alone can be a workout, but you will be pleased with its pleasant feel. If you’re not used to sitting up when driving, you’ll discover how comfortable and liberating it can be. Your sitting position is not the only thing that will improve. You will also improve your view on the world, both figuratively and in actuality.
Let’s Get to the Amenities
There’s a lot here so let’s get to it. Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls give you control of an audio system with AM/FM radio, six CD system that reads the MP format, and accepts digital media cards. It controls the digital radio, satellite radio, internet radio, and the color screen and Mercedes branded COMAND® system. Twelve Harman/Kardon® speakers and a subwoofer create a remarkable surround sound experience. The trip control tells you average speed, average fuel economy, current fuel economy and the range for remaining fuel. Everything is power in this exceptional SUV, including its remote controlled steel sunroof.
You’ll love the interior leather driver and front passenger seats that are heated and ventilated. They also provide 16-way power memorized height, lumbar, tilt and power thigh support. A ventilation system has a micro filter to provide the purest interior air quality possible.
With all of its craftsmanship and amenities, however, the most impressive thing you’ll appreciate about the cabin of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 may be its space. Both front and rear passengers are provided a welcoming amount of leg and headroom that is practical for daily use. While other SUV brands have spent far too much time creating an “acceptable” style for their brands, the Mercedes AMG G63 embraces its legacy. This is an upscale SUV that is practical, formidable, and a good investment.