The world of SUVs is booming more than ever with off-road-oriented models such as the Jeep Wrangler to top-of-the-line luxurious ones that Rolls-Royce has introduced to the market not long ago.
Among all the famous names in the SUV segment, two have landed on a near-perfect combination of sportiness and luxuriousness. The Mercedes-AMG G63, which stood its ground against the test of time for decades, offers top-shelf luxury and a monstrous engine.
The AMG G63’s relatively young rival, the Lamborghini Urus, promises to bring the essence of Lamborghini supercars into a powerful and roomy SUV. Without further ado, let’s see which one of these vehicles has bolder statements to make.
Gun Against Gun: The AMG G63’s Raw Power Against The Lamborghini Urus’ Monstrosity
Both cars are armed to the teeth with supercar-level engine specs and performances. Make sure you can accept any challenge on the streets with confidence, sitting in either of these vehicles.
Lamborghini has stepped out of its conventional naturally-aspirated design for the Urus. A twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine that cranks out as much as 650 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque lurks under the Urus’ massive hood.
A swift and smooth 8-speed automatic transmission sends the engine power to all the wheels for an all-wheel-drive experience, something Lambo has mastered working on the Aventador and the Huracan. The Urus features an active torque-vectoring rear differential to make things run even smoother.
The Urus can sprint from idle to 60 mph in no more than 3.4 seconds, which is ridiculously fast for an SUV.
By no means does the Mercedes-AMG G63 offer anything less than insane for an SUV, but when compared to the Urus, it falls short of some performance aspects.
Like the Urus, the AMG G63 Offers a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine. However, the V8 under the G63’s hood boasts about 73 horsepower less, resulting in 577 horsepower. The two SUVs offer almost the same amount of torque. The AMG G63 comes with Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive technology that offers unparalleled performance in terms of smoothness and handling.
According to Mercedes, It takes 4.5 seconds for the AMG G63 to accelerate from zero to sixty. The G-Wagon is quick, But the Urus is quicker. And more powerful.
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Mercedes has built a reputation over decades for designing some of the most luxurious and most comfortable interior layouts on the market. Lamborghini, on the other hand, has always been focused on performance. Thus, it wouldn’t be surprising to see The AMG G63 dominating the Urus in terms of luxury features.
Mercedes’ G-Wagon has come a long way. From its birth by the Iranian Shah’s order to now, the G-wagon proved itself an icon of sturdiness and luxury over the decades. The 2021 model follows the previous model year's footsteps and offers nothing less than premium quality.
Everything, from the dashboard, to the seats, is wrapped in the finest Nappa leather. A gigantic panel stretches from behind the steering wheel all the way to the center of the dashboard that features a screen for digital gauges and valuable performance information, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
Everything inside the AMG G63, from stainless steel door panels to the IWC-design analog clock under the central ventilation section, screams luxury.
With many angular shapes all around the dashboard, the Urus definitely looks like a Lambo from the inside. While the leather seats feel pleasant to the touch, it is evident that the Urus is more of a performance-oriented car, whereas the AMG G63 is all about luxury.
The carbon fiber touches around the cockpit hint at the endless fun inside the Urus. However, there’s no doubt the G-Wagon offers a more unified and modern interior design.
Both companies offer endless lists of interior customization and comfort features for their top-notch SUVs. However, as mentioned above, the Urus focuses more on fun, while the G-Wagon feels more luxurious and grown-up.
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Although the Lamborghini Urus offers more significant numbers in terms of performance, it’s not easy to announce it victorious over its German rival, the AMG G63. With decades of experience in designing luxury cars backing it up, the G6 offers a superb and luxurious interior that almost no other SUV on the market can beat.
Another reason we are hesitant to call the Urus the top dog is its price range. While the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the AMG G63 starts at about $156,000, customers would have to spend about $60K more for a base model Lamborghini Urus. However, stepping on the Urus’ gas pedal can make you forget everything about the huge price range difference in 3.4 seconds.