​The 621-HP Mercedes-AMG G65 Is Coming To U.S. This Fall For $217,900

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That's right. If you want to impersonate your favorite dictator or oil baron, you'll need nearly $220,00 just to get in the door. And that's before you start ticking the option boxes.

As rumored, the biggest joke AMG has ever played on its customers is coming to the U.S., with the Mercedes-AMG G65 commanding $217,900 when it goes on sale this fall.

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For the same price as a single family home in a reasonably nice area, the G65 packs AMG's twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 with 621 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque. That's the same mill you'd get if you dropped a mansion's worth of cash on a Pagani Huayra.

AMG says the massive brick will hit 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds, and unlike the Euro-spec model above, it will get new bumpers, wheels, and some tweaked badging when it makes the trek to the U.S.


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I was going to buy a G-Wagen until I saw the MPG figures. Even the G550 only does 12 city and 15 highway! In 2015! What the hell? The 63 looses one highway mpg so I don't even want to know what the G65's numbers are.

Even if we got the G350 CDI that would probably do crap mileage too.

I'm no ecoterrorist but 12 MPG in a car you use more than just occasionally is just sick. It's just wrong.

Also is this thing even safe in partial overlap and all that stuff? I like it because it's narrow (for the city) and uses it's space really efficiently (cuz it's a box) but it would make me feel like too much of an irresponsible tool.