2016 Mercedes-AMG G65 Off-Road Review: 621 HP of Earth Roaming Prowess [Video]

Mercedes-Benz G-Class has earned a worldwide reputation for exceptional durability, toughness, and refinement. Its go-anywhere attitude is supported by world-class engines, plenty of technology, and a heritage steeped in tradition. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 is an old school off-road vehicle that’s become an iconic urban transporter for the rich and famous. But can this former poster child for off-road prowess still go into the Moab wilderness? To find out just watch this off-road review.

The latest model from Mercedes-AMG in the new G-Class is the G65. As the most powerful and expensive SUV in the line-up, it commands a princely sum of $219,700.

The visual impact of the Mercedes-AMG G65 SUV is nothing short of astounding. Even more eye-brow raising is the hand-crafted AMG biturbo V-12 under the hood that can drive the three ton SUV from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. With 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque at its disposal, the G65 has enough muscle to move mountains.

Many hours were spent designing the finer details of the beautiful interior. The bespoke cabin is grandly decorated in fine Designo leather that covers the door and instrument panels; the comfortable seats are upholstered with a diamond pattern and the headrests are finely finished with AMG’s Affalterbach logo. Additionally, the world-class interior of the G65 is rounded off by the Designo piano black and Designo floor mats.

2016 mercedes-amg g65

MSRP $219,700
Price as tested $221,925
Engine 6.0L AMG biturbo V-12
Power (hp) 621 @ 5000 – 5300 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 738 @ 2300 – 4300 rpm
Drivetrain layout permanent all-wheel drive w/2-speed transfer case
Curb weight 5,913 lbs.
EPA-estimated fuel economy (cit/hwy mpg) 11 / 13
Acceleration 0-60 mph 5.2 seconds