Mercedes-AMG G63 (2012-2018) review - Performance and 0-60 time

Modern AMG power and an archaic chassis. What could possibly go wrong?

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  • Occasionally hilarious handling characteristics
  • Often terrifying handling characteristics

Performance and 0-60 time

How quickly the G63 will accelerate, and what its top speed might be, is totally irrelevant. Because if it’s anything more than about 50mph it’ll seem too fast in the big Merc, especially if there’s a corner approaching. If you really want to know what sort of figures the G63 can achieve, purely for bragging rights rather than ever trying to achieve them, let’s go through them.

Despite weighing 2550kg the weighty Merc will accelerate from 0-63mph in an almost miraculous 5.4 sec, that’s the same as a 981 Porsche Boxster. The G63 may well have a 5461cc, twin-turbocharged, AMG, V8 that produces 563bhp and 560lb ft of torque, but to shift that much bulk in such a short space of time is exceptional.

Its top speed of 130mph is equally as astonishing. 130 might not seem very high, but when you consider that the G63 is a similar shape and size to a house, it becomes a lot more impressive.

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