By now it’s no secret that AMG engineers are developing a V12 engined variant of the inconic G-Class. Teamspeed photographers have caught the development mule out testing ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Auto Salon in March. The mule features the same bumper, revised grille and side mirrors as the one spotted last October in Dubai.
The limited edition G65 AMG will be powered by a 6.0 liter bi-turbo V12 engine that develops 612 horsepower and 1,000Nm of torque. Only 200 units will be placed on sale. Mercedes promises that this variant of the 6.0 liter V12 will be the most economic ever. The price will probably be set around the € 250,000 mark.
This isn’t the first time a V12 is used in the G-Class. Back in 2002, AMG built seven editions of the V12 powered G63 AMG with a maximum power of 444hp and a torque of 620Nm. This model was able to accelerate to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds while the top speed was limited at 210km/h.
For a few more pictures, head over to Teamspeed.
Soon will coming ML-65 AMG??
The ML is too cheap for the V12.
Nothing can reach a dozen of cylinders <3
I could imagine a GL65 – it´s the offroad equivalent to the S-Class/CL
Maybe the target market isn’t worried about it, but it doesn’t look too good on gas. That could be an increased concern in the next few years.