2022 Mercedes-AMG G63 – A Complete Review!
2022 Mercedes-AMG G63 – Overview
Despite the military roots of Mercedes-G-Wagen Benz’s SUV, the high-performance 2022 Mercedes-AMG G63 model is built for a very different driver than the 1970s version.
The G63 has a 577-hp twin-turbocharged V-8 engine and a stunning cabin with all the modern conveniences we expect from a Mercedes-Benz.
A flood of infotainment and other technical features that would have seemed science fiction to the creators of the original truck is now commonplace.
The G63 can handle those tasks, but we wouldn’t recommend taking its sporty-looking 20-inch wheels. The G63 is designed to impress, regardless of how you intend to use it, and its price reflects both its capabilities and status.
A limited number of Edition 55 cars will be available this year, each with a red-and-black interior, unique exterior graphics, and 22-inch wheels.
However, in the United States, just 55 copies will be sold. Other than that, Mercedes-AMG hasn’t made any significant alterations to the G-class for 2022.
It remains one of Mercedes‘ craziest automobiles due to its combination of bread-box design with 577 horsepower.
The cabin will feel familiar if you’ve ever sat in an older G-class.
Still, it’s now a modern environment, with a 12.0-inch digital instrument panel, high-quality materials, and amenities like cupholders and a surround-view camera system.
In addition, taller drivers and passengers will find enough head- and legroom in both the front and rear.
There’s no power liftgate on the back of the G-class, and you’ll need to be in good shape to open the side-hinged gate, which is equipped with a full-size spare tire.
You’ll get 38 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats up. When folded down (60/40 split), they provide roughly 69 cubic feet of space.
The 2022 G63 boasts a standard 12.0-inch entertainment system with navigation and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.
Upfront, there are two USB ports and an SD card reader.
A three-year membership to Mercedes-linked Benz’s car services is also included, which includes basic capabilities like remote engine starting and vehicle monitoring.
In addition, Wi-Fi and a back entertainment system with two 10.0-inch touchscreens, each with its USB, auxiliary, and HDMI ports, are available as options.
The Mercedes-AMG G63 lacks several of the driver-assistance features seen in the automaker’s sedans and crossover SUVs.
The G63, for example, has adaptive cruise control, but it doesn’t have extended restart capabilities in stop-and-go traffic.
- Automatic emergency braking is standard.
- Typical lane-keeping assistance.
- Adaptive cruise control is a standard feature.
Engine Specifications & Power
A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque is standard on all G63s.
That power is sent to the all-wheel-drive system via a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters located on the steering wheel (4Matic, in Mercedes marketing jargon). Low-range gearing (2.93:1 reduction) and three locking differentials are standard, letting the G63 easily climb steep dirt terrain.
The roughly 5800-pound G63 flew from zero to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds at our test track.
The G63 sports AMG-specific suspension tuning in addition to its increased power.
Although ride comfort is vastly improved over previous G-wagens, you shouldn’t anticipate much handling ability given this SUV’s towering height and off-road goal.
At highway speeds, there’s still a lot of wind noise. However, the G63 can tow up to 6500 pounds when properly equipped.
A rapid, box-shaped SUV cannot be frugal. ACCORDING TO THE EPA, the G63 gets 13/15 mpg in the city and highway.
However, in the 75-mpg highway fuel-economy test, the G63 outperformed its EPA rating by 16 mpg.