The car can supposedly accelerate faster than the Range Rover Sport SVR.

Mercedes-AMG has introduced a heavily re-engineered 2018 model of its G63. The car is capable of hitting 100kph in just 4.5sec and reaching a top speed of 240kph.

The car will be shown at the Geneva motor show and will be sold with a new V8 engine and a nine-speed automatic gearbox. With the new upgrades, the carmaker claims it can beat the Range Rover Sport SVR in a dash to 100kph – although not beating its top speed.

Under the hood sits a 4.0-litre, V8, petrol engine used across the Mercedes-Benz performance car division’s range. The car weighs a whopping 2,485kg, despite which, it accelerates to 100kph some 0.9sec inside the time quoted for its predecessor at just 4.5sec. As standard, you get an AMG Ride Control set-up featuring adaptive damping and three different damping modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. The standard LED headlamps will come with optional Multi-beam units with 84 individual LED modules and Mercedes' Adaptive High-Beam Assist function.

There are standard-fit 21-inch wheels and side-mounted exhaust pipes that exit beneath the rear door. You can also get an AMG Night package with dark tinted headlamps, tail lamps, indicator lenses, rear window and rear side windows.

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