• Mercedes-Benz intends to bring the $200,000+ G65 AMG to the US market

      Does the American car market need a 600+ horsepower 6.0 liter V12 twin turbo SUV weighing 5687 pounds? Honestly, that sounds pretty American. The G65 AMG is already available for sale in other parts of the world but head of AMG Tobias Moers confirmed the absolutely insane AMG G-Wagon will come to the USA. The only hold up at the moment seems to be passing the US crash safety regulations and as long as there is no hiccup we should be good to go.

      Moers stated, "If the airbags work then we’re good. If we have to move a steering column or something, forget about it.” It is not 100% definite yet but considering Mercedes has never had a problem with the G55 AMG or the current G63 AMG the G65 should be fine.

      Expect the 612 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque G65 AMG next year in the $200,000.00 range. Think it won't sell at that price point? The best selling AMG in the United States is the $137,700.00 G63 AMG. That's America for you.








      Dimensions & Weight

      EXTERIOR
      Vehicle length 4673 mm
      Vehicle height 1938 mm
      Vehicle width 1855 mm
      Vehicle width front door open 2690 mm
      Vehicle width incl. both mirrors 2055 mm
      Wheelbase 2850 mm
      Turning circle 13.60 m
      WEIGHTS
      Kerb weight (EU) 2580 kg

      Drivetrain

      Drive type Permanent all-wheel drive
      All-wheel-drive torque distribution, front/rear (%/%) 50/50
      Clutch Torque converter
      Operation Automatic
      Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC
      1st Gear 4.38
      2nd Gear 2.86
      3rd Gear 1.92
      4th Gear 1.37
      5th Gear 1.00
      6th Gear 0.82
      7th Gear 0.73
      1st reverse gear 3.42
      2nd reverse gear 2.23
      Live axle ratio 4.11

      Suspension

      Steering Recirculating-ball steering
      Front Suspension Rigid axle
      Rear Suspension Rigid axle
      Front/rear springs Coil spring
      Front/rear shock absorber type Gas pressure shock absorber
      Front/rear stabilizer type Torsion bar stabilizer / none
      Brakes
      Front/rear brake type Discs, internally ventilated / Discs
      WHEELS
      front 9.5 J x 20
      rear 9.5 J x 20
      Front wheel offset 50 mm
      Rear wheel offset 50 mm
      TIRES
      front 275/50 R 20
      rear 275/50 R 20
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mercedes-Benz intends to bring the $200,000+ G65 AMG to the US market started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 14 Comments
      1. Jacob502's Avatar
        Jacob502 -
        A Tuned G63 with upgraded turbos from Weistec will rape it. No need to pay 200K for this garbage. Just get a G63 and upgrade it
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        Tuned G63 with upgraded turbos from Weistec will rape it. No need to pay 200K for this garbage. Just get a G63 and upgrade it
        and what if weistec gets their hands on the 65 and starts tuning it?
      1. Jacob502's Avatar
        Jacob502 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rawad1017 Click here to enlarge
        and what if weistec gets their hands on the 65 and starts tuning it?
        The 65 motor doesnt have the same potential as the M157 or the M156. Visit dragtimes.com bro. V12 engines arent the fastest when modified
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        The 65 motor doesnt have the same potential as the M157 or the M156. Visit dragtimes.com bro. V12 engines arent the fastest when modified
        He's right.
      1. Bozo954's Avatar
        Bozo954 -
        Brang in on, dawg. Supply and demand, b!tches. That's how it works.

        And if they don't sell - like C Class Estates - too bad for the U.S. market.

        But, just 'cause some of us can't afford one (like me).........need one -again, like me - be a dick about it? I think not.

        He gone!
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Well this literally made my day. I will own one of these at some point. Guaranteed. This might be the most FU car ever created in the history of the automobile. And I love it for that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Well this literally made my day. I will own one of these at some point. Guaranteed. This might be the most FU car ever created in the history of the automobile. And I love it for that.
        Other than the 6x6 G63, yes.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Other than the 6x6 G63, yes.
        Yeah true. At least that thing is designed for off-road domination. So far as I can tell, this car is designed to be...pointless. And will be bought by 19 year old trust fund wannabe "models" in LA so they can crawl around the sprawl at 22 mph while chugging Starbucks, blowing lines off the Designo leather, and screaming into their phones. Which means I must clearly buy one and use it correctly. Not sure what correctly would be but I could find out.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        So far as I can tell, this car is designed to be...pointless.
        You mean designed to be awesome.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        And will be bought by 19 year old trust fund wannabe "models" in LA so they can crawl around the sprawl at 22 mph while chugging Starbucks, blowing lines off the Designo leather, and screaming into their phones.
        Hook me up with one of those please.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You mean designed to be awesome.


        Hook me up with one of those please.
        Exactly.

        I'll see what I can do. I used to know one....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Exactly.

        I'll see what I can do. I used to know one....
        The blonder, boobier, wealthier, and dumber, the better .
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The blonder, boobier, wealthier, and dumber, the better .
        Just go to your local MB dealer and ask whose ordered a G65...I bet at least one of them will fit that description
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Just go to your local MB dealer and ask whose ordered a G65...I bet at least one of them will fit that description
        I'm sure they'll give me all that info without a problem once I tell them what it's for.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm sure they'll give me all that info without a problem once I tell them what it's for.
        I bet they'd be overjoyed to help you if they knew. Actually, when I think about the MB sales GM at the dealer near me, I bet they'd be more than happy to.