Feel the G-force

Sunday Express - - LETTERS - Bent­ley Ben­tayga, Lam­borgh­ini Urus

– con­sid­er­ing that this is a car that tips the scales at a hefty 2.5 tonnes, that kind of performance is lit­tle short of bend­ing the laws of physics to break­ing point.

Well, it would be, but with emis­sions of 299g/km and an of­fi­cial av­er­age fuel econ­omy of 21.4mpg, the re­al­ity is that match­ing those fig­ures in the real world is a very dif­fer­ent mat­ter in­deed.

Much of the rea­son for strug­gling to match those num­bers is down to the G-Class’s sheer abil­ity to paint a huge smile across your face.

Some­thing this big and this heavy sim­ply feels very odd when matched to this kind of performance.

The huge in­take noise from that V8

LOG­BOOK LOW­DOWN Price: En­gine:

£143,305 Turbo-petrol – 4.0-litre

0 to 60mph in 4.5 sec­onds, 137mph top speed

Power: Av­er­age fuel econ­omy: CO2 emis­sions: Ri­vals: Rat­ing:

21.4mpg 299g/km 8/10 en­gine com­bined with rapid re­sponse to any in­puts from your right foot on the throt­tle pedal never ceases to be laugh­ter-in­duc­ing.

Thank­fully, the steer­ing sys­tem has been up­dated on the G’s pre­de­ces­sors too and while it’s by no means per­fect, it’s a world away from the ap­pallingly vague sys­tem that went be­fore.

That en­joy­ment comes at a price though. We aver­aged just 14.4mpg dur­ing our time with the car, so deep pock­ets are oblig­a­tory for own­er­ship.

The re­al­ity is, of course, that while it’s still per­fectly pos­si­ble to drive this G63 with a good de­gree of vigour, its sheer di­men­sions and the height of your

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