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Old 03-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Just in case the regular G63 AMG from Mercedes-Benz wasn’t extreme enough, the company will soon be offering this six-wheeled version.

The vehicle is built alongside the regular G Class range at Magna Steyr's operations in Graz, Austria, and was originally developed for the Australian military back in 2011.

It turns out there was enough interest in the vehicle to warrant the development of a civilian version.

Speaking with Autoweek, the head of development for the Mercedes-Benz G Class line, Axel Harries, said pricing for the vehicle hasn’t been announced but interested buyers can expect to pay no more than the 350,000 euro ($457,000) sticker of the SLS AMG Electric Drive.

While in its original military spec the vehicle was based on the diesel-powered G320 CDI, for civilian use Mercedes decided to go with the more powerful--and more luxurious--G63 trim. This means it comes powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, rated at 544 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque and matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The G63 AMG 6x6 is going to need most of that grunt as it tips the scales at a hefty 8,322 pounds.

It comes with a four-door cabin, six driven wheels, low range gearing, a tire-control system for its standard 37-inch wheels, and five differential locks that offer 100 percent lockup of all six wheels via a trio of switches on the dash.

The vehicle’s overall length is close to 19.3 feet, which means owners may have trouble squeezing it into a regular-sized parking spot. Ground clearance is 18.1 inches, some 9.8 inches higher than on the stock G63 AMG.

At the back is a polished bamboo--it's still a luxury vehicle--cargo bed, which has a maximum payload capacity of 1,433 pounds.

The G63 AMG 6x6 officially goes on sale in October. Currently, Mercedes is predicting sales of between 20 and 30 units annually.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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I have no idea why, but I need this
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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I wish I had **** you money...
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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Why can I see this showing up on Top Gear at some point....
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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the base model, designed for military purpose

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #8
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What says 95% of these will be sold on the Arabian Peninsula?

<-- still has perverse diesel G lust
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #9
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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POS - whale penis leather isn't even standard...
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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maybe someone has played with the de- and inflator

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It is flat. That is what's up.
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Imagine that thing with the Tank Tread type of conversion on it. Total badass!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #14
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shakes head and LOLs at same time.

Proof that reality is stranger than fiction.
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Somebody has, a lot.

$400,000 + and the ****ing inflator arrows are already worn off?

Warranty!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #19
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Citroen Loadrunners were cooler. And actually served a purpose moving packages faster than trucks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #22
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Between this and the Pugeot minivan I am thoroughly convinced that the French are insane.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #23
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It's not a semi tractor trailer, I don't see the point of 4 rear wheels
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It's not a semi tractor trailer, I don't see the point of 4 rear wheels
Because they can and people will pay.
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Because 6wd and the military versions are used as heavy load carriers (see also US deuce and a half)
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