Published on 13 May 2011 by Alison
Before putting it out to pasture, it appears that a 65 AMG version of the Mercedes G-Class is being planned, with a 6.0-litre V12 engine with 612 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. The guys at Autoblog.nl have titled their post on this “whoa momma” and they’re not wrong. In fact, we hate to think of the fuel consumption of a thing like this.
Anyway, the Dutch reckon that the Mercedes G-Class AMG 65 will be built in a production run of 200 units, and will cost nothing short of €200,000. That’s an extra 90,000 euros on the already extreme 55 AMG. The latter uses the 5.5-litre V8 Kompressor engine with 507 hp. Which is sufficient for 0-100 km/hr sprint of just 5.5 seconds.
Whether the 65 AMG G-Class comes to bear or not, it still won’t be the most extreme G-Class around. In March, Brabus tuning produced the 800 Widestar G-Class with the V12 upped to 800 hp. That’s a lot of power under the bonnet of a thing this big. Something to go to war in, it would seem.