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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

You're not left wanting when it comes Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG equipment. A solitary trim level is available, so buyers will only have to concern themselves with optional extras and accessories.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG equipment

Standard equipment includes remote central locking, electric windows, heated leather seats all round, climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, bi-xenon lights, Bluetooth connectivity, parking sensors, multiple 12-volt sockets, a colour driver's display, an electrically adjustable steering column and electrically adjustable head restraints, cruise control, a speed limiter and electric mirrors.

The G-Class also features a 12-speaker stereo, seven-inch colour display, sat-nav, voice control, in-car internet provided you've an appropriate phone, a media interface for USB devices and MP3 players, DAB radio and a 10-gigabyte hard drive for media storage. Mercedes-Benz's COMAND system allows for easy control of these systems.

Myriad other useful touches are included as standard as well. Buyers get front and rear cup holders, a leather-trimmed dash, rain-sensing wipers, and a range of safety and stability features.

To grant the performance-orientated G-Glass an off-road edge, a standard-fit locking differential system is included. This improves traction in poor conditions, as well as permitting the G63 to keep moving even if only one wheel has traction. A low-speed "crawler" gear is standard too, ideal for heavy-duty off-roading.

The G63 AMG, to differentiate it from the standard G-Class, gets AMG-specific bodywork and trim details, like red brake calipers, 20-inch wheels and a side-exit exhaust system.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG accessories

Despite being well equipped already, there's an extensive range of optional extras for the G63. Customers can pick from additions like a rear entertainment system, a ventilated comfort seat package, a reversing camera, a blind spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, a tow bar and privacy glass.

Additionally, there's a selection of exterior and interior trim options that will allow you to specify the G-Class's looks to suit your tastes.

Be wary when it comes to the options, however, because they can very quickly ramp up the cost of what is already an expensive car. Many won't serve to improve the car's residual values notably either, so unless there's something you particularly want or need, we'd recommend you stick to the standard kit.

Lastly, it's worth avoiding the darker interior trims if you can. In combination with black or brown wood finishes, these make the interior feel very dark and dated.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats
  • TV

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
AMG optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats

Colour Edition equipment

Colour Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Sports seats
Colour Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Sports seats
  • TV
Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights

Safety

3 out of 5 3.0

You’ll be glad to hear that Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG safety should prove more than adequate.

The G63 AMG hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP but it’s big, tough and well engineered. Mercedes-Benz cars are also generally very safe and built to a high standard.

As standard the G63 AMG comes with lots of safety equipment. Features include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, multiple airbags, an emergency braking system, LED daytime running lights and an adaptive braking system that prevents the car creeping in traffic or at stop lights.

Further improving safety are whiplash-reducing front head rests and a trailer stability system. Optional safety kit includes radar-guided cruise control and a blind spot warning system.

Compared to the conventional G-Class, the G63 AMG additionally features revised suspension and high-performance brakes.

While these do increase the safety of the vehicle, the only downside is that thanks to the sheer power on offer you’re much more likely to have a spectacular high-speed incident than you are in the conventional G-Class.

Interior & boot space

3 out of 5 3.0

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG practicality is acceptable. Inside there's plenty of room and space for five adults.

With the rear seats in place there's a substantial 480 litres of boot space on offer, which increases to an impressive 2,250 litres with the rear seats down.

Further improving practicality is the fitment of multiple load securing points in the boot, which can be combined with optional load compartment covers and nets, to help keep luggage in place. Access to the rear of the car is simple thanks to a wide-opening side-hinged rear tailgate. The only issue with this is if you park the rear of the G63 close to something, which will prevent you opening the tailgate far.

Wisely, the Mercedes-Benz comes with a large 21-gallon fuel tank. That allows the 4x4 to potentially cover 430 miles if it returns the claimed average economy.

Besides the range issues, it's also disappointing to see a limited amount of places to put things in the cabin. The glove box is small and there isn’t many other useful places to store loose items.

Despite the car's apparent size, however, you won't have many problems parking it. It's narrower and shorter than a Ford Mondeo, for example, although obviously it is taller. The G63 is also capable of towing a 750kg unbraked trailed. Braked towing weight is a huge 3,500kg.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Land Rover Range Rover Sport (05-13) 958 litres
Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG (06-10) 833 litres
Porsche Cayenne (10-18) 580 litres
Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG 480 litres

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