2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG might get SL65 AMG’s engine image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce the same engine found on the SL65 AMG to the facelifted G-Class.

Even if there is no official word on this engine “transplant” just yet, the guys at autocar.co.uk are saying that the G65 AMG will make its way into the lineup, while the famous G55 AMG will be replaced by the G63AMG. The G63 AMG is currently being powered by the 5.5 liter twin-turbo engine but its larger brother “to be” will be equipped with a 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 engine, which can be found on the all-new Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. The future G65 AMG is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

If it makes it into production, the G65 AMG will be the first G-Class ever to receive a standard V12 engine, but besides this, the model will also get features like a different front bumper with new air intakes and possibly some other minor tweaks. The 6.0 liter V12 engine which is currently powering the SL65 AMG is developing a total output of 630 horsepower between 4,800 and 5,400 rpm and it has a peak torque of 1,000 Nm available between 2,300 and 4,300 rpm.