Mercedes G 63 AMG 6×6
The sports version of the G-Class is already a gross beautiful, but here, as they read on 6 WD, all-terrain Mercedes-Benz becomes an unusual Machine, targeting the Middle East dune climbers.
With 6 drive wheels and a motor 544 horses, this Mercedes G 63 AMG 6×6 Is it still a car ?
No need to look G-Class in France, our country is not at the target of this luxury all-terrain Mercedes-Benz signed, with only a few dozen copies sold annually. Even less in his sporting delivered AMG, but the “G” is popular with the Middle East, where the off-road capabilities, luxury, and the outrageous side make it a must have for any rich emirate. Especially for them, the German manufacturer offers their ultimate version… to 6 WD.
Obviously, it is very difficult to place this device in the cars category. First, a light vehicle is determined by the limit of 3,5 tonnes, right here, this G-Class weighs no less than 3,85 tonnes. To take the beast 5,87 meters to AMG performance worthy, is borrowed from the engine of the G version 63, be the 5,5 V8 biturbo liters 544 horses and 760 Nm. Enough to burn wheel 37 inch at startup ! Technically, the front axle is recovered from the armored version, the first rear axle has highly strengthened springs, the second is equipping more flexible settings. For amortization, gas canisters (visible under the wheel arches), allow adjustable positions. By cons it will do with only 160 km / h in peak.
…and luxury truck !
Like all Mercedes flanked AMG sports badge, this G 63 AMG 6×6 inherits an interior treatment redolent luxury, brand even comparing it to that of an S-Class. The design is very rough-hewn, gold leather clothe almost the entire dashboard, with some carbon fiber inserts, the 4 leather seats are ventilated and heated. another detail, the dump is covered with bamboo.
The Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6, here present in the first two copies, will return in small series (30 units around), each piece costing 400.000 euros.
Source of MYTF1 : Mercedes G 63 AMG 6×6 : the 6 wheels marketed !
Some proprietary technical details
The chassis of the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 is based on a patent “Christian de Leotard” for Peugeot P4 and the G-Class Mercedes. Mercedes uses the rights in an agreement that dates back 1980 between the two parts. It is the same for the remote system of wheels of their prominent axis on the images. Mercedes A recognition for the undisputed Master 6 wheels France.
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