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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Posted in News on March 5, 2013
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Yeah, we know what you're thinking - what does AMG know about building an off road truck? Well, apparently they know a thing or two about building an absolute off road beast. The Gelandewagen G63 AMG 6x6 is obviously not built with the average soccer mom in mind, as evidenced by the trifecta of burly portal axles and 37-inch rubber.

Previously the G-class 6x6 was only available as a military spec model powered by a six-cylinder turbo diesel engine. But this one's different - this one uses a 529 horsepower 5.5-liter twin turbo V-8 that helps push the 37-inch Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrains from 0-60 in under 6 seconds, although to be perfectly honest, we're skeptical of that feat ourselves since the off road behemoth weighs in at 8,322 pounds. That's a whole heck of a lot of weight to move down the road, let alone a dirt road.

A seven speed automatic transmission sends all the power to a transfer case that splits the power 30/40/30 between all three axles while in 6-wheel drive. The portal boxes at each wheel allow the G63 AMG 6x6 to ford 39.3 inches of water while Ohlin reservoir shocks allow the coil sprung radius arm suspension to soak up the bumps down rough desert two-tracks. By far one of the most convenient features other than rolling through the dirt like a G is the fact that you can air down your tires from the plush comfort of the diamond-stitched AMG leather interior and multi-zone climate control thanks to the central tire inflation system.

You're either thinking, "Its only money" or "I need more lotto tickets!", but either way you spin it, the G63 AMG 6x6 is undoubtedly a complete blast for sure. Granted, with a price tag of over $450,000, this is a vehicle out of reach for most of us in the off road community -- but the reality is any one of us would gladly eat smelly mud and slap our best friend if it meant getting the chance to wheel this beast off road. For now, we can at least daydream about what it would be like to blast up the sand at Oldsmobile hill in Glamis in the 529 horsepower G-63 AMG 6x6.

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