The AMG V12 powered G-Wagen has been recalled for being too fast in reverse.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in America has issued a statement claiming that some vehicles may be equipped with a software which incorrectly limits the speed of the car in reverse gear. This could lead to the car becoming unstable from abrupt steering inputs over 25km/h.
Due to this, Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall the G65 AMG models in the US to fix the issue. Mercedes will update the engine control software to limit the vehicle’s speed in reverse gear.
The Mercedes-AMG G65 is powered by a 6.0-litre bi-turbo, V12 engine capable of 621bhp and 991Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission. Despite its gigantic size and 2,835 kg weight, the G65 is capable of accelerating from 0 to100kmh in 5.2 seconds.
While Mercedes did enjoy the luxury of having the only SUV offering with a 12-cylinder engine around the world since it was introduced in 2015, new members have recently joined the club. The first is the Bentley Bentayga, which comes with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine. The engine can generate 600bhp and 900Nm of torque. The second SUV with a 12-cylinder heart available to consumers comes from Rolls Royce and is called the Rolls Royce Cullinan – arguably the most luxurious SUV available in on the market. It comes with a 6.75-litre twin-turbo, V12 engine, which is good for 571bhp and capable of achieving a top speed of 240km/h, while 0 – 100km/h takes around five to six seconds.