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Mercedes Benz G63 6x6; Love it, or love it

Here are the numbers for the G63 6x6:

  • Displacement of 5.5L, AMG V8-biturbo
  • 536 horsepower
  • 560nM torque
  •  0-60mph in under 6 seconds

Mercedes in-house tuning division, AMG, is known for going over the top; and their most recent project done to the Gelandewagen is something that is sure to ruffle some feathers.  If you thought the military bred G-Wagen was crazy enough then you must see their new G63 6x6.

Originally the 6x6 was commissioned by the Australian army and at first sight you might think, “This is absurd!”, but once you take a gander at the specifications and the masterful work Mercedes has done to the body and interior, you might just come to like it. The G63 6x6 stands at a whopping 7.2 ft tall, is 7ft wide and measured at 20ft in length. Weighing in at a staggering 3.75 tons, the 6x6 will set you back well over half of a million dollars. G63 6x6 has, as its name states, six massive 37in wheels creating a six- wheel drive power split of 30/40/30 along the axle. In addition to an upgraded suspension, including front springs borrowed from the armored G class; the 6x6 has 5 locking differentials, which can be set via the dashboard buttons. An overhead control switch, that allows you to switch between fuel tanks while on the move.    

In this civilian version of the 6x6 we have the luxury of ventilated, diamond quilted leather seats, a carbon fiber, leather wrapped dashboard and a solid bamboo-lined cargo bay. With all these creature comforts the 6x6 can wade in 1 meter of water, and climb the greatest of angles.

You may ask yourself who would buy this impractical beast? Of course this has virtually no use in society and is not even the slightest bit sensible, but even Mercedes needs to have a sense of humor. You have to admit that all of us have a bit of our childhood deep down inside, and I positively have a retroactive crush on the G63 6x6! With virtually all automakers playing the drab game of efficiency, there always has to be room for a wild card.

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