The boxy SUV is finally seen in its comfort zone

The Mercedes-AMG G63 is an icon in itself. Although it is one of the toughest SUVs both on paper and in real-world conditions, there aren’t a lot of videos that show the G63’s true potential. The SUV is a complete package but being an expensive and rather unique ride, you can see it either club hopping or doing urban commutes. However, here’s a video showing two G63s doing what they were born to do – playing off the roads.

The SUVs Are Thoroughly Enjoying It

Watch an Older AMG G63 Prove Its Off-Road Dominance Against a VW Touareg and Lexus LX
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The Mercedes-AMG G63s seen here belong to the previous generation. In the first bit of the video, you can see both the SUVs – one black and one white – climb the hills. The white G63 even gets some air time while climbing the hill and reaches the top without any effort.

In stock form, the G63 comes with a 4.0-liter, V-8 biturbo engine under the hood that makes 585 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque.

Power is sent to the wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It features a central differential lock along with a front and rear diff lock, and a low range setting as well. With three diffs in place, you can expect such a brawny performance from these G-Wagens.

The SUVs can also be seen doing donuts with ease. It’s a nice sight because you don’t generally get to see the legendary G63 having fun. It gets treated like an overprotected child who’s not allowed to have fun.

In this video, you can even see it going at a tug-of-war with the Lexus LX570and the Volkswagen Touareg. The Lexus looks a lot bigger and muscular, but it still can’t pull the G63. As for the Touareg, it gets played around and is no match to the iconic badge.

Watch an Older AMG G63 Prove Its Off-Road Dominance Against a VW Touareg and Lexus LX
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Conclusion

Watch an Older AMG G63 Prove Its Off-Road Dominance Against a VW Touareg and Lexus LX
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We’d love to see more of the G63 in action, but it’s understandable why the owners don’t take it off the roads often. It starts at $156,000, after all. Imagine how much it would cost you to fix it even if a small part gets damaged!

What are your thoughts about this video? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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