6×6 Mercedes G63 AMG Confirmed for Production

Words Jim Davis | March 01, 2013
The Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 will get a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp with Torque output at 560 lb-ft
Words Jim Davis March 01, 2013

There is no better way to start your morning off than by watching a video of the biggest, most extraordianry SUV to ever wear the Mercedes-Benz badge.  The colossal 536-hp, six-wheel G63 AMG 6×6 is scheduled to be produced at Magna Steyr’s in Graz, Austria on a limited basis of 20-30 produced per year.

The extreme pickup began it’s career as a six-wheeled military version of the G320 CDI produced for the Australian army and has been in use since 2011.

For us civilians though, the four-seat cabin is covered in plush leather, has six driven wheels, low range gearing, five differential locks and a tire-control system for the 37-inch wheels. Also unlike the military version that was fitted with a Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter V6 diesel, the civilian G63 AMG 6×6 gets a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp. Torque output is at 560 lb-ft and is crucial in order to provide the push necessary to move the 6×6’s 8,322-pound curb weight.

Pricing for the 6-wheeler has yet to be announced, but according to the head of G-class development, Axel Harries, he suggests the G63 AMG 6×6 will be the second most expensive Mercedes-Benz model behind the new $457,000 (350,000 euros) SLS Electric Drive. Sales will begin in October of this year.

Source: AutoWeek