We consider the Mercedes G63 AMG to be a statement piece, a true extension of one’s well-crafted persona, an identifier of taste, and a style accessory. A review of this 2023 G63 is not really news in the auto world since its major update a few years ago but to us, it is more of a lifestyle story of high design, plus we love the packaging of this stunning South Sea Blue metallic example. Ownership of the G63 announces confidence, especially when one pulls out of their Hamptons beach house or Aspen ski retreat.
Photography by David Lewis Taylor.
With its straight edges, exposed door hinges, and blunt boxy shape sporting a gorgeous 22-inch and handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine generating 577 hp and 627 lb-ft maximum torque, capable of propelling the G 63 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, this Benz is a powerhouse and a titan of style.
The driving dynamics of the G 63 are all that you want it to be. The double-wishbone independent front suspension, adaptive adjustable damping, and AMG- specific off-road modes: Sand, Rock, and Trail, are easily selected with controls at the drivers’ fingertips.
The AMG performance exhaust is the best way to let folks know you are passing or arriving. The adjustable flap system, distinctive side pipes, and an interior featuring COMAND® Navigation, 12.3″ central display, and 64-color ambient lighting further add the utmost comfort and performance enhancements.
If you are looking for a dual tailgate or soft closing doors, Mercedes-Benz has a full range of SUVs for you to choose from in every price range. Now with the G63, filled with standard equipment, including the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed transmission, AMG Ride Control sports suspension, and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT, allows the driver to alter the throttle mapping, engine-mount stiffness, shifting behavior, damping rate, and ESP intervention. Thus, this is a love letter to the G Wagon, always at the top of the luxury game, and this G63 shows it’s still on top no matter what the competition does.
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