• The Mercedes-AMG G63 is priced from R3.3 million in SA.
• Under its bonnet is a bi-turbo V8 engine.
• The list shows pre-owned G63 models more expensive than a brand new one.
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Mercedes-Benz have some formidable weapons in their local AMG line-up, and one SUV model, in particular, holds a certain acclaim 1) because of its boxy shape and 2) the price tag.
As a whole, Mercedes-AMG models don't come cheap, and the brutal G63 is no exception to the rule - warranting a starting price tag of R3.3 million in South Africa.
Under its bonnet is a bi-turbo V8 engine that channels 430kW and 850Nm to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. It accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and runs to a limited top speed of 220km/h.
Old car, new price
Over the last couple of decades, the price of new vehicles has increased rapidly, and the exorbitant price tags have not served as a deterrent for buyers in the market.
Listed on the local Autotrader dealer classifieds are a number of pre-owned G-Wagon's whose price tags well exceed what it goes for brand-new, with the most expensive one listed for just under R5-million.
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Seeing an older vehicle priced above that of a new one is not uncommon. However, that is closely associated with the classic cars or collector's examples produced in very limited numbers. A G-Wagon is something that one does not see every day and is also why it is used as the basis for this particular article.
The Mercedes-AMG G63 is not only fast, but it costs a pretty penny as well. With that being said, these pre-owned versions listed on the Autotrader dealer classifieds cost more than a new one.