Mercedes-Benz has launched two SUVs in India today – the Mercedes-AMG G63 ‘Edition 463’ and Mercedes-AMG GLS 63. While the G 63 ‘Edition 463’ is priced for Rs 2.17 Crore, the GLS 63 is priced for Rs 1.58 Crore (both prices ex-showroom, Pune).
The launch of these SUVs expands Mercedes-Benz’s SUV portfolio to eight, the highest in the luxury segment. ‘Globally, the ‘G Wagen’ has been serving the SUV audience for almost four decades, since 1979 to be precise.
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said: “Our AMG portfolio has witnessed overwhelming success and we are thrilled to introduce two new performance SUVs– Mercedes-AMG G 63 ‘Edition 463’ and Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 to our performance luxury SUV range in India. Launched in India, for the first time in 2013, this iconic beast has been the vehicle of choice for our elite clientele and its timeless design remains fascinating till date. “One man, one engine” is more than a guiding philosophy for Mercedes-AMG, it’s a pedigree of performance. It is a testament brought to life during several years of gruesome off-roading and seamless track testing, that this particular engine – the 5.5 Litre, bi-turbo V8 engine has sublimely mastered. Both the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 have uniquely fulfilled the desires of those ardent enthusiasts, who believe in scintillating performance regardless of the terrain, time, temperature or topography. With the launch of these supreme performance SUVs, we now offer 9 AMG models in India.”Mr. Roland Folger, MD & CEO Mercedes-Benz India with the Mercedes-AMG G 63 'Edition 463'. (Image: Mercedes-Benz)
Roland Folger added, “It’s an exciting time for Mercedes-Benz as we are steadfastly pursuing our objective of achieving the ‘Best Customer Experience’. The success of our customer centric approach reiterates that our strategy to focus on top of the pyramid is paying off. We are on the right track and we will continue to focus on delivering our brand promise for our patrons. With today’s launch we further strengthen our AMG portfolio in India and are confident of leading the performance segment with fascinating product interventions.”
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 is equipped with a supercharged 5.5-litre V8-engine developing 563 hp @ 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 760 Nm @ 5000 rpm. The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, and has an (electronically limited) top speed of 210 km/h.
The G 63 comes with Stainless-steel underride guard, 21-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in matt black with high-sheen rim flange, AMG carbon-fibre trim and 2-tone seats designo black leather or designo light brown leather with side bolsters in black carbon leather.
The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 AMG has 5.5-litre V8 BITURBO engine, which develops a peak output of 577 hp and maximum torque of 760 Nm. It comes with the unique AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM roll stabilisation.
Red paint brake callipers, Panoramic sliding sunroof, adaptive High Beam Assist Plus, AMG Bodystyling, Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, Temperature-controlled cup holder are some of the features in the GLS 63.