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Oh boy, have we got a surprise for you all. Here’s a Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG, photographed at NZ Wheels Bangsar Autohaus. That’s right, the big daddy of all SUVs is available for purchase here in Malaysia, priced at RM1,099,888. As expensive as that sounds, that’s the price to pay to be the coolest cat in town.

In this AMG form, the G-Wagen is powered by a 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque. All that grunt is transferred to all four wheels through its AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission, pushing this 2550 kg behemoth to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds. Top speed is limited to 210 km/h.

In charge of reigning down the speed are large, cross-drilled ventilated disc brakes behind those 20-inch wheels with 275/50R20 tyres. Looking like that, with that sort of performance, you wouldn’t expect it to be light on fuel. And it’s not – it’s claimed to average 13.8 litres per 100 km on the combined cycle.

Lean it’s not, but it’s certainly a mean looking machine. For Malaysia, the G 63 AMG comes all dressed up with stainless steel bull bar up front, blacked-out wheels with red brake calipers, side-exiting exhaust pipes and plenty of cool old-school touches. The big mud flaps round the back, especially, is a nice addition.

Come inside, and it looks nearly contemporary, with lots of parts taken from newer, more current Mercedes-Benz models. It even has the tablet-style central display and COMAND Online controller you’d find in a latest CLS, for instance. This being an AMG, the cabin is full of leather and carbon-fibre too.

There’s a unique mix of new and old, inside. You get off-roading-friendly rubber floor mats, in stark contrast of high-end features such as an Alcantara roofliner, panoramic sunroof, blind-spot assist, Distronic Plus (radar-based active cruise control), rear-seat monitors and a harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system.

Despite continuous improvements over the years, the timeless-looking G-Wagen is still not the most modern of SUVs underneath all that flash. It has rigid axles front and back, and the steering system uses an archaic recirculating-ball setup. Even then, an AMG version should be decent to drive, at the very least.

Be sure to check out our detailed photo gallery and the specsheet below, as well as the G 63 AMG’s full list of equipment on Dreaming is free after all, right, and sweet dreams are made of this. Enjoy.

P/S: If you can’t afford this one, check out used G-Class on