Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled today the G63 AMG 6X6, a near-series show vehicle that promises to take the G-Class to another level. As expected, the vehicle is based on the G63 AMG, which means it is powered by the 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine delivering 544 hp or 400 kw and 700 Nm of torque.
The engine is bolted to the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission paired with the front drive system from the G63 AMG and a rear twin drive train from the 6x6 version, which proved its reliability in service with users such as the Australian army.
In terms of design the G63 AMG features large tyres, a huge ground clearance (it has a height of almost 2.30 metres and a width of almost 2.10 metres), the well-known AMG twin blade radiator grille, carbon fibre for the integrated LED light strips found above the windscreen as well as for the large flared wheel arches, stainless-steel roll-over bar for the rear load area section.
Moreover, the load area features tough and durable bamboo. Inside, the vehicle features classic red or light brown design leather with contrasting topstitching, diamond-pattern quilting, four individual seats which are heated and ventilated, a special centre console for the rear compartment and roof liner and pillars finished in Alcantara covering.
The rear panel is trimmed in leather. Unfortunately we don’t have any specs of the G63 AMG 6x6, but according to the official press release the 3.85-tone pickup is able to impress with its catapult-like acceleration.
To the eye, the G63 AMG 6x6 pickup does not allow anyone to doubt its true purpose. The huge tyres on three axles, the high ground clearance, the almost 2.30 m in height, and the 2.10 m width, as well as the clean lines of the truck instantly garner admiration. Similar to the G63 and G65 AMG models that came before, the amazing off-roader features a length reaching 5.87 metres and the signature AMG brand visage with the twin-bladed radiator grille.
Other exterior highlights include the sophisticated carbon fibre being used for the combined LED strips over the windscreen and for the large flaring wheel arches. The rear section’s load area has a distinct stainless-steel roll-over bar. The load area, which has a lining made of extremely sturdy and tough bamboo, can be reached through the tailboard.
Luxurious sportiness, the trademark of AMG, is the defining trait to be found throughout interior. The G63 AMG 6x6 beckons its occupants on with a select aura of classic red or light brown designo leather with contrasted topstitching and striking diamond quilting. The four individually electronically adjustable seats are ventilated and heated. The rear section comes with a specialised centre console and the roof liner and pillars are completed in an Alcantara covering. The rear panel has leather trim.
Graz is the centre of the "G" world
The two G63 AMG 6x6 automobiles that have been produced until now were conceived with Mercedes-Benz leading the way. The Graz-based Mercedes-Benz G-Class development team is the skill centre for all "G" projects and is in charge of the development and series support of the renowned cross-country automobile.
In addition, Graz in Austria has been the site of production for all G Class vehicles, civilian and commercial, since 1979. The reactions to the near-series show model will decide whether the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 will enter small-series manufacture.