• Flying brick - The 5783 pound 2019 M177 powered G63 hits 60 in 3.9 seconds, 1/4 mile in 12.5@110.5

      The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon has the aerodynamics of a brick and the weight of a Panzer tank. So what? Mercedes just keeps making it better and better. With the new 9-speed transmission and M177 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 the G63 AMG is more capable than ever.

      It's faster than ever too. Look at this article from 2013 comparing the M157 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 powered G63 to the supercharged 113k 5.5 liter V8 powered G55 it replaced. Well, the 2019 G63 with its M177 4.0 liter V8 takes things even further.

      Mid 12's in the 1/4 mile for this nearly 5800 pound tank is insane:

      Zero to 60 mph: 3.9 sec (-0.9)
      Zero to 100 mph: 10.0 sec (-1.5)
      Zero to 120 mph: 15.6 sec (-2.3)
      Rolling start, 560 mph: 5.1 sec (-0.5)
      Top gear, 3050 mph: 2.8 sec (-0.2)
      Top gear, 5070 mph: 3.3 sec (-0.4)
      Standing -mile: 12.5 sec @ 110 mph (-0.8 sec, +3 mph)
      Braking, 700 mph: 161 ft (-2)
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.75 g (+0.12)

      They almost improved the 0-60 sprint by a full second. MotorTrend only managed a 13.4 @ 105.2 in the 1/4 mile out of the previous G63. The new version is almost a full second quicker despite being down 1.5 liters of displacement.

      It certainly helps that the M177 drops the curb weight by roughly 100 pounds but it seems the new 9-speed is really doing the heavy lifting.

      It brakes better, it handles better (not that .75 g is anything to brag about), and somehow Mercedes keeps improving the G Wagon.

      How can you not love it?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Flying brick - The 5783 pound 2019 M177 powered G63 hits 60 in 3.9 seconds, 1/4 mile in 12.5@110.5 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        I love this truck so much. It's so absurd in every dimension. The price is crazy too... $170k here. Goddamn I want one so badly.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I want one too but that price... yikes.

        The 9-speed is such a huge improvement too. Suddenly the M157 powered G63 doesn't look so good.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        What's your favourite spec?

        I'm in love with the green right now:

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        Sticky -
        White/white interior.

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