While the exterior styling has been largely similar since the very first model, the interior of the AMG G63 is modern Mercedes-Benz. It's an interior befitting of a car that costs $179k. It's not just the quality materials or the craftsmanship. There's so much attention to detail. The buttons for operating the three differential locks are exactly where they've always been. The beautifully crafted grab handle in front of the passenger seat is another homage to previous models.
The turbine-style air vents are stunning, as is the massive digital cluster/infotainment screen. It may look like a box on the outside, but on the inside, it's as modern as any other high-end Mercedes-Benz.
The boxy exterior translates to a big interior, with more than enough room for five adults. The headroom in the front is 41.9 inches, and rear passengers get 40.5 inches. The legroom is 38.7 inches in the front and 39.5 inches in the rear. The best thing about the current G-Class is that you no longer feel like you're sitting on top of it. The current car seats are mounted lower down, and it feels like you're sitting in the vehicle.
|Mercedes-AMG G63 Trims||AMG G 63 4MATIC|
|Headroom Front Seat||41.9 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||40.5 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||38.7 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||39.5 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||57.8 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||57.4 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||56.9 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||57.2 in.|
The interior proves that the G63 is, first and foremost, a luxury vehicle. Sitting in the upper echelons of Mercedes's line-up, it has an interior that matches the exorbitant price tag. Seats are adorned with Nappa leather as standard, with a wide selection of available colors. The no-cost options are elegant, including Macchiato Beige/Black, Tartufo/Black, Classic Red/Black, and just plain old black. To gain access to an even higher grade of Exclusive Nappa leather, you need to add the Seat Comfort package at an additional $2,420. The G Manufaktur interior options are spectacular and are a no-cost option if you add the $3,100 G Manufaktur Interior package and the $2,420 Seat Comfort package.
The interior trim options include more traditional wood inserts like Natural Grain Walnut Wood, Brown Ash Wood, and Light Brown Sen Wood - all at no cost. The more modern options include the no-cost Metal Weave, AMG Carbon Fiber ($800), and two G Manufaktur options - Black Piano Lacquer ($800) and Natural Grain Black-flamed Ash wood ($1,300).
The G-Class has a trunk-mounted full-size spare tire. It would have been fine if there was some power assistance, but alas. If you have a G63, there's a good chance you'll have access to a posse with roid rage or some peasants to do your bidding. Once they've opened the side-hinged gate, you'll have access to the 38.1 cubic feet of cargo space. You can easily load three large suitcases and some smaller bags in there. The G's rear seats can be folded down in a 60/40 split to create 68.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
Interior storage is good, thanks to an average-sized glovebox, door pockets, and an armrest with storage compartments between the driver and front passenger.
|Mercedes-AMG G63 Trims||AMG G 63 4MATIC|
|Trunk Height (Area)||44.3 in.|
The list of standard features on the Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV is extensive. You get high-quality Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, and memory functions. There's also tri-zone climate control, a power-adjustable steering column, rear privacy glass, heated rear seats, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, and a 64-color ambient LED lighting system. You get driver assistance features like blind-spot monitoring, active cruise control, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert on the safety side.
When you own a G63, you'll be moving faster than 90% of the traffic out there. Therefore, it must come with a banging sound system. We're happy to announce that a 15-speaker Burmester surround sound system is standard. The G63 has two 12.3-inch high-resolution displays, one in front of the driver that doubles as an instrument cluster, while a second unit is centrally placed and runs Merc's older COMAND system and not the more contemporary MBUX system used in other Benzes. Unfortunately, it's not a touchscreen interface, which means you have to interact with it via a touchpad controller or touch buttons on the steering wheel. It's annoying that far lesser Mercedes models are equipped with the newer MBUX interface, which is much easier to use. The system in the G63 does, however, come with integrated navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and live traffic information for three years.