Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG Will Hit US As 2016 Model

Giancarlo Perlas September 2, 2014

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Word has it that Mercedes-Benz is planning on bringing the high-performance flagship variant for its G-Class to the US soil. According to Automotive News, the three-pointed star brand is working on the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG in the country.

The US already has the current ML63 AMG, GL63 AMG, and G63 AMG. But those who are looking for more raw power from a G-Wagen will surely be pleased when the Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG comes out.

If you think that the 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine of the mentioned vehicles are already astonishing, they are minuscule compared to the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine of the G65 AMG. That is the same unit powering up the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, and the Pagani Huayra.

The V12 unit brings the total output of the upcoming Geländewagen to 604 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Then, the power is distributed through its four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

The Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG has been available outside the US since 2012. However, the performance SUV will hit the shores later as a 2016 model. The source noted that it might carry a price tag of more than $250,000.

A related news from Autoblog said the arrival of the Mercedes G65 AMG in US showrooms will put it head-on against the Range Rover Sport SVR. Expect it to be on a collision course in the market with the rumored and soon-to-be-revealed performance SUVs of Maserati, Lamborghini and Bentley too. A possible opposition from Porsche and BMW are likely as well.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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