Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 2014 Review - New Car Reviews 2014

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 Review

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 Review. The most flabbergasting aspect of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year.

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014

If Mercedes-Benz wants people to believe it still has an outrageous streak, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 is exactly what it would build. This is born to climb sand dunes, to play in the desert and to be a fun machine to drive. Accordingly, its interior is as far removed as possible from an army beastie, with its four individual seats dragged from the front of the G63 (which means, essentially, the front of the E63) and the cabin stretched 11.8 inches longer than the standard G63. I mention the Countach on purpose, because on the automotive scale of practical appliance to wild exotic, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 gets parked next to the greatest ever Lamborghini. You just can’t stop looking.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 Powertrain and Performance

The Benz skunkworks, headed by Axel Harries, had already developed a long-range Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 for the Australian Army, but it has ripped out the V6 turbodiesel and replaced it with AMG’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 to create the most unstoppable AMG in history. With an 8,323-pound curb weight, the 6X6 has taken the already-hefty G63 and added an astonishing 2,545 pounds. What’s more astonishing is that the 544-horsepower V8 will still throw it to 62 mph in under 6 seconds. But the curb weight is just a metaphor because everything about this machine is big. Its turning circle is big, its ride height is big, its price tag is big and its tires are big. The only small thing is its payload. And the amount of common sense it makes. The seven-speed MCT transmission has had a bit of reinforcing, which is just as well because it has never been AMG’s nicest feature. The six drilled Brembo brakes help stop the big bully in what seem like normal distances. It’s interesting that you can lock the differentials on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 while the transfer case is in high. That came in very handy when I found myself suddenly charging through a foot of muddy, rutted grass. Regular G-Wagens only allow any of the three differentials to lock in low range. Once locked, the relatively puny, four-wheeled truck can only achieve 50 mph, half the velocity of fully locked Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6.


Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 Pricing Notes

Driving the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 2014 is like riding a mechanical camel, so in one respect things haven’t changed much in the desert. But you’ll cause a much bigger stir by showing up in one of these. The manufacturer’s estimated price of 400,000 euros (or about $525,000) shouldn’t discourage anybody in the target market, as long as they get one before their neighbor does.


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