Mercedes prices insane six-wheeled G63 AMG [Video]
The ultimate gelandewagen retails for over $600,000 in Germany.
Mercedes-Benz has announced its wild new G63 AMG 6x6 will retail for €451,010 when it goes on sale in Germany. The sum converts to roughly $608,547 but the figure can't be accurately translated into U.S. dollars because it includes Germany's mandatory value-added tax.
Originally designed for the Australian military, the uber-gelandewagen is essentially a lengthened and strengthened G63 AMG with a pickup bed and no less than six wheels. One look at the hulking truck suggests that it is essentially unstoppable off road, and the specs certainly seem to back that impression up: its arsenal includes five differential locks, low-range gearing, an air-pressure control system for its massive 37-inch wheels and 18.1 inches of ground clearance (9.8 inches more than the standard model).
Although the military version uses Mercedes' 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, the six-wheeled G-Wagon is offered to civilians with AMG's 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8. It produces 536 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, enough to propel the 8,322-pound brute from zero-to-60 mph in under six seconds. Shifting duties are handled by a seven-speed automatic.
The cabin is essentially standard G63 AMG fare save for the rear, where the standard bench seat has been swapped out for two AMG sports seats mounted farther aft than normal for extra legroom. The pickup bed is lined in polished bamboo and can hold a 1,433-pound payload.
Mercedes plans on building anywhere between 20 and 30 examples of the G63 6x6 so the odds of seeing one in person are slim, but you can watch the truck powerslide, rock-climb, catch air and generally conquer all that stands in its path in the video below.