by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

SPY: The 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG snagged in a car park in Sweden

We've previously showed you several spy shots featuring the updated G-Class for 2012. Along with the standard model, the AMG variant is also programmed to undergo a makeover. The revamped offroader lineup is tipped to make the official premiere either at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show or later in March, at the Geneva Auto Salon.

The revision process includes minor changes to certain exterior styling elements. The design of the radiator grille will become slightly prominent and beefy and new LED daytime running lamps will be added to the front fascia. The bumper will receive a revised styling to keep it attractive as well as aggressive and dynamic for the high-end sport models. The side and back end could should retain their present aspect, but we expect the tail lights to receive LED technology, at least. The major novelties are destined to happen inside, where the dashboard features a new, 3-spoke steering wheel, a new instrument cluster, an updated center console and the latest communication and assistance systems premiered by Mercedes-Benz on its latest models.

Reports suggest that the G 55 AMG will be renamed to G 63 AMG and receive company's newest twin-turbo, boasting a displacement of 5.5 litres and a total output of 525 hp (557 hp if one opts for the performance pack). Time will tell whether the first rumor is true or false, but the engine shift is more than certain to happen as the rugged 4x4 is the last Mercedes-Benz to house the old 5.5-litre KOMPRESSOR V8 under its massive bonnet. Furthermore, AMG is also set to reveal an exclusive, limited series G 65 AMG, manufactured in less than 500 units, that is expected to deliver hardcore driving sensations thanks to the 6.0-litre V12 powerplant with up to 630 hp and the extensive chassis tweaks carried out by the engineers from Affalterbach.

Related articles:

- SPY: The 2012 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG snagged in a garage in Dubai
- Potent G 65 AMG in the cards?
- SPY: Unknown G-Class AMG prototype scooped in the U.S.
- SPY: The Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG is in for a makeover in 2012

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