2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class had been already presented few months ago and now it will hit the UK market. The luxurious SUV offers a wide range of standard extras and safety equipment.

The 2012 G 350 BlueTEC is priced from £82 945 OTR. It boasts high level standard equipment including new LED daytime running lights and a reworked interior that, for the first time, is fitted with COMAND Online. Also fitted as standard is Parktronic, an audio and visual parking aid and new leather upholstery in conjunction with heated front and rear seats.

A new design of 18" five-spoke alloy wheels, electric folding and heated mirrors, instrument cluster with colour display and a mighty Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound audio system complete the changes.

The SUV is powered by a new 3.0 litre V6 engine with 211HP (155 kW) and 540Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque from just 1600RPM. The fuel consumption is superb - 25.2 mpg and 295 g/km respectively. The engine is mated to a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission as standard.

The new G 63 AMG is priced at £123 115 OTR. Its hand built, bi-turbo 5.5-litre V8 AMG engine delivers 544 HP (400 kW) and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) of torque – an improvement of 37 HP and 60 Nm over the outgoing G 55 AMG. Despite that, the new V8 sees combined CO2 emissions reduced by 13% to 322 g/km and combined fuel consumption improved by 15% to 20.5 mpg.

Distinguishing the G 63 AMG from the rest of the G-Class range is a unique AMG radiator grille with twin chrome fins running through the black mesh grille. The changes extend to a set of AMG wheel-arch extensions finished in the vehicle colour, a bespoke AMG sports exhaust system with chromed twin tailpipes and a new 20" five-twin-spoke alloy wheel design in Titanium Grey high-sheen finish.

Inside, the G 63 AMG now features single-tone designo leather trim, an AMG selector lever with leather insets and an embossed AMG emblem, AMG stainless steel illuminated door sill panels complete with AMG lettering and an AMG instrument cluster with colour display. Finally, a powerful Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system and COMAND Online with Media Interface and DAB radio ensure the G 63 AMG is fitted with the latest in-car enhancements.

In addition, the G 63 AMG comes with the Chrome Package and Exterior Styling Package as standard (optional on the G 350 BlueTEC - £765 and £1,515 respectively).

Despite its focus on performance the G 63 AMG, in common with every new G-Class, is fitted with permanent all-wheel drive, fully engageable differential locks, four wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS) and a low-range gear reduction to ensure it remains a viable and adept off-road vehicle.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz