Mercedes-AMG G63 2023 Review, Price and Specifications

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The AMG-badged G63 spouted fire in the face of the tamer Mercedes-Benz G-class, which we reviewed separately. The 577-hp twin-turbocharged V-8 gives this Hollywood cowboy faster acceleration than the Ford Bronco Raptor. However, its hefty price separates CEOs from average Joes. Luxurious rooms on 20-inch wheels, high-quality G63 cabin materials and an outstanding technological cockpit offer the best of Mercedes’ already impressive modern amenities. The wilder 4×4² model features long-travel suspension, heavy-duty portal axles and over 13 inches of ground clearance.

What’s New for 2023?

Mercedes hasn’t changed the formula too much for the 2023 G63. A new manufacturing G Logo package is now available as well as two new exclusive paint colors for the G63 4×4 Squared: Copper Orange Magno and Brilliant Blue Magno. The G63 4×4² can also be selected with a Cherry Wood floor luggage compartment, which is something new for 2023.

Price and Which One to Buy


G63 4×42


While the G63 starts at around $180,000, most are priced much higher than that due to the wide range of customization options. The standard equipment list is quite livable, however, as every Mercedes-AMG G63 is equipped with 20-inch wheels, adaptive dampers, front brush guards, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats and three-zone climate control. We’d choose our G63 with the Seat Comfort package (to get multi-contour seats with ventilation and massage) and the AMG Trail package to unlock the right tires for off-roading.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The regular G63 comes with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters sends that power to an all-wheel drive system (4Matic in Mercedes marketing terms). Low clearance (2.93:1 reduction) is standard, as are three lockup differentials, allowing the G63 to scale steep climbs with great ease. On our test track, the nearly 5,800-pound G63 rocketed to 60 mph only 3.9 seconds. Along with the extra power, the G63 has AMG-specific suspension tuning. Ride comfort is much better than the older G-wagen, but given the SUV’s towering height and off-road mission, you shouldn’t expect much in terms of handling ability. And there’s still quite a bit of wind noise at highway speeds.

Crane Capacity

A decent camper or boat hauler, the G63’s maximum towing capacity is an impressive 7,000 pounds.

Real World Fuel and MPG Savings

Frugality is not in the grip of a fast, boxy SUV. The EPA rates the G63 at 13 mpg in the city and only 16 mpg on the highway. In our 75 mpg highway fuel economy test, the G63 matched its EPA rating by delivering 16 mpg. For more information on class G fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

While the all-too-straight cabin will feel familiar if you’ve stepped foot in the older G-class, it’s now a thoroughly modern place, with a 12.0-inch digital instrument panel, high-quality materials, and conveniences like cupholders and a camera system. surround-view. Taller drivers and passengers will find plenty of head and legroom in the front and rear. Around the rear of the G-class, there’s still no power liftgate, and you’ll need to be in good shape to open the side-hinged gate, which has a full-size spare tire mounted above it. With the rear seats, you’ll have 38 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding it (60/40 split) yields nearly 69 cubic feet.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The G63 has a standard 12.0-inch infotainment interface with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration and navigation. Also included is a three-year subscription to Mercedes-Benz’s connected car service, which provides basic features such as remote engine start and stolen vehicle tracking. Options include Wi-Fi and a rear entertainment system, featuring dual 10.0-inch touchscreens, each of which has its own USB, auxiliary, and HDMI ports.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

The Mercedes-AMG G63 isn’t available with as many driver assistance as the automaker’s cars and SUVs. The G63 comes with adaptive cruise control, for example, but the system doesn’t offer extended restart capability in stop-and-go traffic. For more information about G-class crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking
  • Standard line maintenance assistance
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Limited warranty and Mercedes-AMG powertrain on par with other high-end SUVs. Instead of free scheduled maintenance, there are prepaid maintenance plans available for an additional fee when you buy the G63.

  • The limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • The powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • No free scheduled maintenance



Mercedes-AMG G63 2019

front engine, all wheel drive, 5 passengers, 4 door hatchback

$175,945 (base price: $148,495)

twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

243 cu in, 3982 cc

577 hp @ 6000 rpm

627 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

9-speed automatic

Suspension (F/R): multilink/rigid axle
Brakes (F/R): 15.7 inch vented, drilled disc/14.6 inch vented, drilled disc
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV, 295/40R-22 112W MO

Wheelbase: 113.8 inches
Length: 191.9 inches
Width: 78.1 inches
Height: 77.4 inches
Passenger volume: 107 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 5783 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 3.9 seconds
Zero to 100 mph: 10.0 seconds
Zero to 130 mph: 19.7 seconds
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.1 seconds
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.8 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.3 sec
Standing ¼ mile: 12.5 seconds @ 110 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 161 ft
Roadblock, 300 ft diameter skidpad*: 0.75 g
* stability-control-inhibited

Observed: 12 mpg

Combined/city/highway: 14/13/15 mpg


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