Friday 20 April 2012

Road - Monster Inc.

I love stupid machines, and they don’t come much more pointless than the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG. Despite the fridge-like aerodynamics and exposed shed hinges on the doors, this is a high performance motor vehicle.

It’s the incredible hulk of the automotive world, SuBo by day, Ozzy Osbourne by night. It’s as soft and cuddly as a jerry can of high octane fuel, a box of gelignite and a drunk with a box of matches.

The secret is under the bonnet. It has a 5.5 litre V8 biturbo engine with 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque. Apparently that will be good for the zero to 62 mph sprint in just 5.4 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.

The seven-speed automatic gearbox has three drive modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting and it sits on a set of 20 inch rims.

If you want to buy one, you’ll have to wait for first deliveries in the Autumn and there is no price yet, that will come later.

However, they are claiming that this latest version of the monster is more fuel efficient than its predecessor with a 2.7 mpg improvement over the previous G series AMG model – that means 20.4 mpg. Still want one?

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