2016 Mercedes-AMG G65 Priced at $218,825 | Edmunds

2016 Mercedes-AMG G65 Priced at $218,825


MONTVALE, New Jersey — The 2016 Mercedes-AMG G65 SUV will arrive at Mercedes-Benz dealerships in November, starting at $218,825.

Pricing includes a $925 destination charge. There is no gas-guzzler tax, Mercedes-Benz spokesman Christian Bokich told Edmunds.

The G65 AMG has been sold in other markets, but is just now set for a U.S. debut.

Standard and optional equipment and specifications will be released closer to the launch date. Mercedes-Benz said the G65 AMG is equipped with a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine that delivers 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. It has an estimated 0-60-mph time of 5.3 seconds.

"The G-Class is the only off-road vehicle in its class to combine the electronic traction system 4ETS with a transfer case and three 100 percent differential locks," Mercedes-Benz said in a statement.

Buyers should expect some updates to the front and rear bumper, along with new wheels and a new Mercedes-AMG G65 nameplate.

The German SUV targets the 2016 Bentley Bentayga and the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR and will be one of the most expensive SUVs sold here.

Mercedes-Benz says it is the fourth exclusive AMG model priced above $200,000. AMG is the performance arm of the German automaker.

In comparison, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG G-Class G63 SUV is priced at $138,025, including a $925 destination charge.

Edmunds says: Luxury shoppers will see a substantial price bump over the G63 AMG, but will get bragging rights to one of the most desirable SUVs out there.

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