Our spy photographers have snapped a few shots of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG and G65 AMG SUVs. The beasts are currently undergoing winter testing in Sweden, and from the looks of things, buyers will be able to chose between two brawny boxes when the vehicles receive an official debut next year. The G55 is likely to feature a 525 horsepower, twin-turbocharged 5.4-liter V8 engine along with the subtle grille and bumper updates we see here. The globe-crushing SUV will also likely receive larger, more capable brakes as well as an updated interior. Otherwise, we can expect the G's sharp angles to soldier on in perpetuity.

If the G55 isn't enough to make you giggle, Mercedes-Benz is also planning an even more exclusive G65. That terror will come boasting a 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V12 engine good for 612 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, though only 200 units will be produced. How's that for maniacal? Word has it the AMG G twins will take a bow at either the 2012 Detroit Auto Show or the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.


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      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      I first saw G's when I was in Germany in the early 90's as stripped work trucks. Wish they would sell a version with a diesel,lockers and rubber floor mats like that here.Its a shame that its viewed as mall crawler and not the serious offroad kit that it could be(was).
        dallifornia
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        It's still a fantastic off-road beast, it's just a shame that the people who buy it don't take it off-road (like 99% percent of Range Rover owners).
          JR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dallifornia
          I have plenty of seat time offroad in them,couldnt agree more about its capability. The perception is that its grown soft with the big inch wheels,bling,boards etc.
      doctrsnoop
      • 3 Years Ago
      It clearly is a well-built vehicle, and a throw-back to the way MB used to be engineered, tough and somewhat austere, and I appreciate its existence and its virtues but still I can't help but think that people who drive them are tools.
      walletclan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the G-wag!!!
      e46mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about one with a diesel in it instead?
      Andre Lavoie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Long live the G wagon!
        Greg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Lavoie
        No matter how stringent CAFE standards become I know that Daimler will continue to sell the Mercedes G Wagen! I would love to see a drag race with that new G65 AMG and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S! That would be something! Possibly an off road race too.
      DariusW
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a 30 year old vehicle. And with door hinges on the outside, no less. PT Barnum was right.
      Goahead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please someone kill this ugly medieval looking fuel ******* barge....
      zackwatt
      • 3 Years Ago
      May it solider on for another 30 years!!!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      And how much different will it look than the last G class AMG? It won't. G-class is the ultimate poser vehicle. Anyone serious & knowledgable about off-roading would look elsewhere.
        wilkegm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Anyone serious and knowledgeable a out off-roading would know that every G has 3 locking riffs and serious skills, as long as they're not saddled with street rubber
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        "Anyone serious & knowledgable about off-roading would look elsewhere." That sentence right there, PROVED that you have no clue of what you are talking about. This is one of the most capable vehicles in the world.
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Andre—you're actually 100% wrong about this one. The G, in basic form, is one of the most capable off roaders there is.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        You clearly know nothing about off-roading then, as this is the most capable off-road vehicle you can buy right now.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      The "G" is the most desirable MB built today. It's the only one that reminds me of the built-to-last-forever 1970s and 1980s MBs. I hope they really do continue to build it for a long, long time.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Grand Cherokee will offer great performance at a much lower price then these.
        Jay
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Seriously?? You think anyone interested in a Merc G-wagon would be cross shopping a Grand Cherokee?? You just don't understand.
          Basil Exposition
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jay
          "You just don't understand." Ok, than please explain. And don't talk about off road chops unless you have off road experience in a GC.
        Avinash Machado
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        I mean Grand Cherokee SRT.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          A GC SRT would be about as usefull offroad as a Charger. The G AMG looks like it would still be able to tackle the great outdoors
      GasMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was hoping that Hummer would take the G-wagen along on its drive into history.
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