The 2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 makes everything seem easy, no matter if you’re speeding down the autobahn at triple digits or climbing rocks in Moab at single digit speeds. You’ll also find your valet experience a breeze as they will be sure to park your truck in the front. The modernized G-class is a modernized version. It houses a 577-hp twin turbo V-8 engine. You’ll find a variety of modern infotainment features and tech features inside. Your behind rests on a leather-wrapped throne that has just enough padding to keep you steady during off-road adventures. The G63 is a great option for those who can afford it.
What’s new for 2021?
Mercedes’s G-class model gets a wireless charging pad for smartphones as standard equipment in 2021. There is also an expansion to the G Manufactur customization service, which can offer a deeper level of personalization. A new AMG Night package includes black exterior trim pieces and a spare tire cover in Night Black Magno.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
The 2021 G63 is priced at $160,000 but most cars sell for much more due to the many customization options. Although the standard equipment is very affordable, every Mercedes-AMG G63 comes equipped with 20-inch wheels and adaptive suspension damping. To get multi-contour seats with ventilation, massage and ventilation, we would choose the Seat Comfort package for our G63. We also want the AMG Trail package to ensure that we have the right tires for off-roading.
Transmission, Engine, and Performance
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 motor that produces 577 horsepower and 627 pounds of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters sends all that power to the all-wheel-drive system (4Matic, in Mercedes marketing lingo). Standard equipment includes low-range gearing (2.93 to 1 reduction) and three locking differentials. This allows the G63’s ability to climb steep dirt slopes with incredible ease. The G63, weighing in at nearly 5800 lbs, accelerated from zero to 60 MPH in 3.9 seconds on our test track. The G63 also has AMG-specific suspension tuning. Although ride comfort is significantly better than older G-wagens but this SUV’s massive height and off-road missions mean that you should not expect any particular improvements in handling, it still has a lot to offer. There is still some wind noise when driving on the highway. The G63 can tow up 6500 pounds if properly equipped.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
A fast, box-shaped SUV is not the best vehicle for frugality. The 2021 G63 is rated at 13/15 mpg in the city/highway. The G63 scored 16 mpg in our 75-mpg highway fuel efficiency test. This is higher than its EPA rating.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The cabin is unusually rectilinear and will be familiar to anyone who has ever ridden in an older G-class. However, it’s a modern place with a 12.0-inch digital panel, high-quality materials and conveniences like cupholders, surround-view cameras and a 12-inch digital instrument panel. Both the front and back seats offer plenty of legroom for taller passengers and drivers. The G-class’s back has no power liftgate. You’ll need to be fit to open the side-hinged door, which is equipped with a full-sized spare tire. 38 cubic feet of cargo space will be available if you have the rear seats raised. You can fold them down (60/40 split), and you’ll have almost 69 cubic feet.
Infotainment & Connectivity
The standard 12.0-inch touchscreen interface of the 2021 G63 includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as navigation. Two USB ports are located on the front and an SD card reader is included. A three-year subscription to Mercedes-Benz’s connected car services is included. This includes basic features like remote engine starting and vehicle tracking. Wi-Fi is an option, as well as a rear entertainment system with dual 10.0-inch touchscreens. Each of these touchscreens has its own USB and auxiliary ports.