What Are the Main Features of a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6?

What Are the Main Features of a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6?

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, seven-speed transmission, 18-inch bead-lock wheels and 37-inch gummy tires with central tire inflation. The 32-valve DOHC engine delivers 536 horsepower and 561 pounds of torque per foot. This six-wheel-drive G-Wagen has a 165.2-inch wheelbase and a 9,050-pound weight.

A majority of the G63 6x6's parts come from the standard G-class 4x4's assembly line, while the cab, three-axle frame and transfer case come from an Australian military Mercedes G vehicle. The sport-tuned transfer case splits torque independently among the three axles with three different lock settings. A pass-through, chain-driven power takeoff from the first rear axle's double-differential distributes drive power to the rearmost axle.

Ohlin gas bypass shocks and stiff off-road springs give this six-wheeler 18 inches of ground clearance.

Geared-offset portal axles, an on-board air compressor and four 20-liter air tanks centrally inflate or deflate the G63 6x6's gummy tires in a matter of seconds.

The G63 6x6 achieves 0 to 60 miles per hour in eight seconds, has a fuel economy rating of 9 miles in the city and 12 miles on the highway and fords water up to 39-inches deep. The Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6 sells for over $525,000 and is available for purchase only in European countries.