2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV revealed with AMG models

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Mercedes-Benz will present the new 2013 G-Class at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show later this month, and the company has just released technical details and photos ahead of the show. Included in this public release is the new 603-hp AMG version as well.

The fresh 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV hasn’t changed much on the exterior. The style remains relatively the same to its well-like iconic model. The only minor modifications you do notice are the LED daytime running lamps integrated below the headlamps and also the arrow indicator light style within the side-view mirrors. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG versions get a brand new AMG radiator grille with double louvers, unique new bumpers with big air intakes and red brake calipers and 20-inch wheels.

“Our G-Class has been a force to be reckoned with for the last 33 years,” said Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. “In its latest evolutionary stage, it offers state-of-the­art, powerful engines, a further improved range of luxurious appointments and the very latest safety features, as well, of course, as its now legendary off-road capabilities. At the same time the design remains true to its down-to-earth, unmistakable style.”

Although the exterior hasn’t changed much, the interior is another story. The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets a completely new upgraded interior with high-quality features along with a newly designed instrument cluster and center console, which features the latest COMAND infotainment system with navigation and Web access.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will be available in five versions: the G350 Bluetec, G500, G500 Cabriolet, G63 AMG and also the G65 AMG.

For the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G350 Bluetec, it gets a 3.0-liter diesel engine producing about 207-hp, while the G500 and G500 Cabriolet models get a 5.5-liter V8 engine producing about 382-hp. Both of the G350 {and G500 models are available with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission.

In the AMG performance models, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is powered by a biturbo 5.0-liter V8 engine creating 563-hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. Lastly is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG model, which is powered by a massive biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine producing about 603-hp and 737 lb-ft of torque.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be available at U.S. dealerships in August, with initial availability of the 388-hp G550 and 563-hp G63 AMG models.