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Where there’s an all-new Gelandewagen, an all-new AMG version of that will surely follow, and so it proves. We know from before that the next-generation iteration of the venerable off-roader will feature new construction which allows weight reduction of 400 kg, which will also benefit the AMG model at least, in part.

The 10 cm growth in width expected from the upcoming G-Wagen also applies to the AMG G 63, though in this application the added width should pose less of an issue than it otherwise would with the regular models, which are more likely to be taken off-road. As with the regular models, the interior will be revamped with componentry from the W213 E-Class expected to feature, along with the associated new technologies.

The 4.0 litre turbocharged V8 petrol, as already seen in the G 500 and G 500 4×4², finds its way into the G 63 here, albeit in full-fat AMG tune a la E 63, and like the muscular super sedan, will transmit its engine output to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Unlike that car, though, Drift Mode will probably be given a miss here on the G 63.

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