This is the second time we caught a prototype of the upcoming 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63. This time, however, Mercedes’ future topping G-Class SUV hasn’t stuck in snowy Sweden, but it’s spotted home in Germany. In addition, the new testing vehicle is showing some production-ready styling cues, as well as a new interior.
Even though it’s still wrapped with a heavy camouflage, the new generation of the iconic SUV has shown a new front end, which seems to feature a Panamericana grille. The detail would fit perfectly to the production model without any doubt. On the other hand, the headlights will almost definitely keep the shape untouched, though, as you can see, they are getting LED treatment. It’s pretty much the same story with the new taillights. They will also keep pretty much the same form and will get LEDs.
As you can see, the cabin isn’t quite done at the moment. However, the off-roader is getting a large infotainment screen, but the instrument cluster will likely keep the analog dials. Air vents look pretty familiar because they are taken from the E-Class Coupe. We can’t see the rest of the cab, but we are sure it’s going to be as classy as it’s possible. Mercedes will probably use the finest available leather and wood, and perhaps some aluminum accents, to boost the overall impression.
Although it’s still not official, we are pretty sure that the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is getting a new engine. More precisely, the current twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 will be replaced with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The mill is capable to deliver 612 hp and 627 lb-ft, however, the SUV will likely be “limited” to 600 ponies. Of course, the engine will come in a pair with a nine-speed auto gearbox and four-wheel-drive. That’s not all. The SUV will lose up to 880lbs, so today’s fuel-economy numbers should be improved for at least 20 percent.
The range topping G-Class won’t be introduced with the regular version. No, the high-end model will make the official debut a few months later, most likely next spring.