Mercedes Benz G63:

As subtle as Miley Cyrus naked on a wrecking ball, the Mercedes Benz G63 makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, which is exactly why so many people want one.

 

What started life under military contract in the 70’s slowly became a sort of got to-have by celebs that simply couldn’t show up in a Ranger Rover.  Fast forward a bunch and a lot has changed from its humble inception, the biggest changes being to speed as stars and mere mortals clamored for bad ass grunt to match bad ass looks.  Enter Mercedes-AMG GmbH, or just AMG.

Mercedes G63

 

Best known for stuffing large engines into small bodies AMG, continually worked to improve The G-Wagon until the rough ride became acceptable and the acceleration became incredible, considering one of these weighs 5600 lbs.  God bless horsepower!

 

Fire hydrant where you want to park?  Just drive over it…

 

The G63 is a statement;  “I want and can afford the largest hammer in the room”, period.  Yes, there is a nod to civility inside with comfy seats, a bit more sound insulation and lots of space.  However both a Navy Seal team and my Aunt Millie will feel equally at home, and I can’t think of another vehicle I can say that about.

 

Matte black, menacing, and other drivers assumed I had the nuclear launch codes…or knew someone that did.  More than any other car I’ve ever driven, this thing screams Armageddon…

 

Parked in front of your house, your neighbors are going to think that something has gone wrong, very wrong…

 

You don’t spend hours poring over factory brochures or on line, slipping colors around to design your perfect Mercedes G63.  This is a vehicle you are genetically predisposed to own, and in the mirror, you know it’s for you.

 

Mercedes G63 2

STATS:

  • V8 536 HP
  • 0-60 5.3 seconds

 

PROS:

  • Totally unique
  • Valets will be afraid to charge you for parking
  • Acceleration will surprise everyone
  • Superman

Mercedes G63

CONS:

  • Thirsty
  • Pricey

 

And for those looking to Release the Kraken, Mercedes also makes the G-Wagon as a V12…

 

 

Mercedes G63
COMPETITION: M1 A1 ABRAMS

 

Thanks to Parin at Chicago Motor Cars for loaning me the Mercedes G63.
Call him if you want a test drive.
Dave

 

 

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About the Author: Dave Miller

Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to DriveWithDave.com, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

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