The 2012 Beijing Motor Show is about to start next week, and today, Mercedes-Benz has made an Internet debut of its new Mercedes-Benz G63 and G65 AMG SUV models. The new SUVs are said to be more powerful yet delivered better fuel economy than previous models.
Our first glimpse is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG SUV, which is powered by a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine built by its AMG division. The modified engine produces about 544 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, which is about 44 more horsepower than the out-going model. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It also features fuel-saving technologies such a start/stop system and a “smart” alternator that only charges the electrical system when needed; this translates to better fuel economy. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new powertrain provides up to about 13 percent of fuel efficiency on the EU cycle.
By the way, it is fun to know that the Mercedes-Benz 63G AMG SUV can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. That is faster than most standard sports cars.
And there is the muscle of all muscles, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG model. It is powered by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine producing a monstrously 612 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. That is more torque and power than any standard heavy duty trucks.
The 2013 G63 AMG will be available in the U.S. by this August, and so far, Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released the pricing details yet. But overseas, the Mercedes-Benz G63 is priced at around €137,504 ($180,000 U.S.) for the G63 AMG, including VAT. While the G65 AMG starts at around €264,180 ($347,000 U.S.)