New 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG Release Date and Review

The newts 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG model is a car which has a lot of things going on for it. It is actually an astounding setup that you would not usually get elsewhere. First of all, a 12-cylinder engine with a towing capacity of 5.000 pounds is no joke. The car is heavy but does manage to get a quick start despite all the pounds it has got on it. It can even accelerate faster than the  Audi A4 for that matter.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

The body style may not be its biggest draw, mostly because it keeps the looks which have been around for almost 40 years. The model does not offer anything spectacular on new for that matter as it looks mostly the same, except a few added chrome features here and there and paint job options which have been made.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG exterior, front view, grille

But the price is not your everyday average bottom line price. If you want to own this car you will have to pay a hefty sum which matches even an Aston Martin model or a Ferrari. This is a car that the Pope is using for his driving around, so it does not come at a low price and a figure of 200K is largely tossed around for any of this G65 models not just the new one.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Even with all the characteristics that it carries to its favor the model has a few drawbacks which are going to make it a little less interesting and purchasable model. The back seat is pretty small and the ride can be stiff which are legitimate problems for the Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG and the gas mileage numbers are not that great. The later one is to be expected as not a lot of trucks do manage to outweigh the problem of the fuel efficiency. Yet this one should try and fix this for the future.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Reading the review will help you get a better look at this model and see what the car is all about. We have all the details and currently known information about the release date and the price of the vehicle as well as some other specs, so continue reading.


2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG auto show, front view, headlights and grille

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG is a model that still sports the old school looks on the outside. One can get a feeling of safari or adventure vehicles from long ago when you take a look at the model now. The mew model does not step too much away from the traditional look which the older vehicles used to have. But there are not many innovative features added or made to make the car largely different. The added parts are merely cosmetic, as is the double-crossbar chrome front bumper combo matted to the front. It is better not trying to tow a heavier load with it as it is mainly for show and does not look as much.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The square windows, on the other hand, that are lined around the car make for added visibility and actually make it the best part of the design fro the model. Having the maximum visibility and the ability to see everything around you when driving in one of these is an advantage that the model certainly has. The model also adds privacy glass that adds a certain does of mystique to the people driving inside. There are some higher wheel covers added that cover up the  21-inch five-twin light alloy wheels used in the model. The car has a wide stance and in that way an imposing look for the people looking around.


2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG interior, dashboard, steering wheel

The inside of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG is a cohesive mixture of some modern features matted to some old school and, some would say, primitive points. Some parts like a  cigarette lighter, an ash tray or even a manual turn-key ignition is all a part of the setup and is something that would usually be considered as a part of an antique model. Luckily the windows do not roll down by hand still.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen

But once we get through the trip from the past we see that carbon fiber panels placed on top of the dash, Napa quilted seats,  intuitive computer screen and the added entertainment technology  is something that shows us that we have not take a trip in a time machine way back into the past. The front side includes the heated 10-way power front seats but this still does not help with the space at the back as it still lacks the room one should expect to have. The rear seat does fold down but does not make the problem with the cargo bay go away as it still does not offer ample space.

Engine specs

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG engine

What about the driving capacity of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG model? Well it gives us a wholesome ride and the ability to surpass any type of an obstacle that the passengers can experience. The engine utilized under the hood is a 6.0-liter AMG V12 biturbo engine which provides a strong output of 621 horsepower and 738-foot-pounds of torque. This is quite a lot especially when we compare the G63 which makes 536 horsepower and 560 lb-ft from  and the  G550 which offers 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft. All of the mentioned models actually look the same on the outside and the difference is the heart, or the engine, which in the case of the G65 AMG makes a lot of difference.


2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG side view, alloy wheels and headlights

Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 187.5 in
Width: 73,5 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 79.5 ft³
Curb weight: 5913 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5,8 sec
MPG: 14/17 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Agate Green, Alien Green, Almandine Black Metallic, Black, Capri Blue Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Galactic Beam…
Towing Capacity: 7000 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG release date

As mentioned before, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG has a very expensive price tag. The new model is going to retail at price of around $224.000, which may sound a lot but once you go through the specs and offers you may see that it is well worth of the sum you get for it. Also, the mentioned drawbacks in the review may also be something that would avert people of getting the vehicle. The release date is going to be next year as the car starts sales in the first part of the year.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG auto show, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG interior, gear shift knob, leather seats

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG interior, leather front and, back seats

2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG trunk