Mr. Jaggi Vasudev, known as Sadhguru, is a spiritual leader from Coimbatore, and runs Isha Foundation. The Isha Foundation has started a Rally for Rivers program, through which it hopes to build awareness around the fast-depleting rivers in India. To this end, Mr. Vasudev, will himself drive a Mercedes Benz G63 AMG from Kanyakumari to Haridwar, a town nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. This rally seeks to find ways of replenishing India’s rivers to stand future generations of this country in good stead.
The Mercedes Benz G63 AMG SUV that Sadhguru will drive will be extremely noticeable, for it comes in an ‘Alien Green’ paint shade. The vehicle is priced at Rs. 2.09 crore rupees, ex-showroom. It’s a favoured ride of the rich and famous in India. The Ambanis have one, and so does movie star Ranbir Kapoor.
The SUV comes with a 5.5 liter, twin turbo V8 petrol engine that makes 563 Bhp of peak power and 760 Nm of peak torque. Torque transmission to all four wheels happens through a 7 speed, twin clutch automatic gearbox. It can hit 100 Kph from standstill in just 5.4 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 240 Kph.
The SUV is known for its off road prowess and go-anywhere ability. Its 205 mm ground clearance means that it’ll clear almost all obstacles on Indian roads with ease. It comes with an impressive array of safety features such as 8 airbags, ABS, ESP, traction control, hill hold and hill descent control.
G63 AMG good option for such a drive?
Well, it’s an SUV, and a safe one at that. So, it can take the rough and tumble of Indian roads in its stride. However, it’s a fuel guzzler, with mileage hovering between 5-6 Kmpl. It has a 96 liter tank though, which gives it a range of about 500 Kms per tank of petrol. The low fuel efficiency means that this SUV is not an environment-friendly option, especially for a cause such as this.
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