Report: G Class to continue getting Mercedes-AMG treatment

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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.

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.

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