German manufacturers transformed the new Mercedes G 63 AMG into a triaxial monster
Surprised? Well, everyone is! The photos show the triaxial Mercedes G 63 AMG with 6x6 wheel scheme. And the great part is that this is not some kind of concept car, this is the serial vehicle that was made by Mercedes-Benz Company itself. If the potential buyers will like this car the series’ production will start at the Graz factory.
The basis of this monster is the triaxial chassis of the Mercedes G 320 CDI model. These are the army vehicles that are used by the Australian Army since 2011. But the body of the Mercedes G 63 AMG is, of course, original and has the double cabin and cargo compartment trimmed with bamboo material. The overall length of the car is 5875 mm, the width is 2110 mm and the height is 2280 mm. The clearance is increased from 210 to 460 mm thanks to the portal beam axles installed instead of the traditional ones. The number of locking differentials is five, the three are taken from the usual model and the additional two are installed between the second and the third bridges and in the cross-axle third axis.
Instead of 3.0 liter diesel engine with 185 hp of capacity the new Mercedes G 63 AMG has a 5.5 liter V8 engine with 544 hp of capacity and two turbo compressors. The transmission option is presented with the seven-speed AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic one. The permanent all-wheel drive distributes the traction between axles in the percentage of 30/40/30, also all the locks can be used on the move regardless of the current mode of the transfer case.
The weight of this monster is 3850 kg. Despite that the new G 63 AMG can accelerate to 160 km/hour. The interior has all the features the standard G 63 AMG Mercedes has. The leather seats, ventilation system, multimedia system with navigation option and amazing audio system – these are the few examples. If the project receives approval, the first Mercedes G 63 AMG 6 x 6 can be seen at the official Mercedes salon in October of 2013. The estimated price varies around 350.000 of euro. That way this type of vehicle becomes the most expensive one Mercedes ever had in its pickup line.