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Report: G Class to continue getting Mercedes-AMG treatment

Report: G Class to continue getting Mercedes-AMG treatment image

Marcus De Guzman / Mercedes-AMG | February 01, 2018 13:29

Mercedes-AMG could debut next-gen G63 at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

Thinking about getting the all-new G Wagen complete with AMG tuning? You're in luck as Mercedes-AMG will apparently be working their magic still for the new-generation 4x4 soon.

In a report by Automotive News, the high-performance versions of the G Class will not be going away anytime soon. In fact, Ian James, the marketing manager for the G Class, stated that the all-new AMG versions will be available for the 2019 model year.

“The AMGs are not going to be far away. In the more recent history of the G Class, the AMG vehicles have been wildly popular, and it fits the image, the craziness if you like, of the G,” added James.

All-new Mercedes-Benz G Class

Exact details about the new AMG versions of the G Class were not revealed although the company could reveal the next-gen G63 at the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show. As for the G65, there was no word if it'll also be revealed next year.

In review, the previous G63 gets a 5.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that churns out 544 PS and 760 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the more powerful G65 is driven by a 6.0-liter V12 that also benefits from a twin-turbo system. It generates 612 PS along with 1000 Nm of torque. Both are married to a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.

As for the all-new G Wagen, don't scoff its small 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 as it is derived from the mighty Mercedes-AMG GT. Despite being tinier than its G63/G65 counterparts, the eight-cylinder puts out a healthy 422 PS and 610 Nm of torque. Instead of a seven-speed automatic, the new G Class gets the new 9G-Tronic automatic slushbox.