2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
AMG Power
The previous-generation G63 had a 5.5-liter V8 engine; for 2019 a smaller, hand-built 4.0-liter AMG V8 has replaced it. The engine may be smaller, but output is not: the G63 is rated at 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 14 horsepower and 66 lb-ft of torque. With more than enough power to overcome its bricklike aerodynamics, the G63 sprints to 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds — a full second quicker than the older G63. Fuel economy numbers have not yet been released for the AMG V8, but during our press drive — admittedly, with a heavy right foot — our tester reported around 11 mpg.

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