Despite the six-wheeled behemoth going soon out of production, with Mercedes-Benz having sold over 100 units, the G63 AMG 6x6 still demands respect. Which is probably why Mercedes-Benz decided to make yet another promotional video of the model, this time showing it tackling a mountainous region of beautiful Tuscany, Italy. The video goes to show that even when the G63 AMG 6x6 isn’t jumping over sand dunes at high speeds in an Arabian desert, the model’s off-road prowess is still unquestionable at lower speeds.
To quote Mercedes-Benz, "even the rocky terrain of the Tuscany is negotiated with all the agility of a mountain goat." Naturally, that goat would need to weigh the better part of three tons and possess six wheels instead of four legs to be comparable. Keep in mind that the G63 AMG 6x6 is equipped with six-wheel-drive, five differential locks, 37-inch all-terrain tires with an on-board inflation and deflation system and portal axles. In theory, if it has enough room, it can tackle just about any type of terrain.
Also part of the model’s appeal is its twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers 544 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, delivered to all six wheels through a seven-speed, automatic transmission. If the G63 AMG 6X6 isn’t a rolling declaration of independence, then I don’t know what is, and the footage above illustrates that.
Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6 Is Back In New Promotional Footage: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 20 March 2015 07:00 EST.
In light of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4²’s pending arrival at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, news that the automaker’s famed G63 AMG 6x6 – the G500 4x4²’s six-wheeled predecessor – is getting the axe.
We’ve know Mercedes-Benz has been testing a two-axle version of its massive G63 AMG 6x6 since last November when the high-riding SUV was spotted covered in lime green camo. Now the first official image has landed on the internet and is promising good things for the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz is now offering an appearance packaged appropriately called the Crazy Color Edition. Swanky florescent colors bring a bright glow to the SUV, along with an extravagant price increase.
Mercedes’ "Green Monster" G-Wagen was spotted again, this time powering through frigid temperatures and snow drifts. Its portal axles, tall tires, remote-reservoir shocks, and massive V-8 make it an unstoppable force off road.
Spy Shots: Mercedes G63 AMG 4x4 Green Monster Testing On The Snow originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 18:30 EST.
Mercedes-AMG models cost a lot of money, so not everybody can afford to get one this Holiday season. But Mercedes-Benz Accessories is giving buyers a less expensive alternative with the release of five exclusive Mercedes-AMG "White Series" scale models. These limited-edition 1:18 scale models were created by model car design specialist GT Spirit right down the model’s minutest of details. The first batch of releases cover the first five models of the series, featuring AMG vehicles like the A45 AMG Edition 1, the CLA 45 AMG Edition 1, the C63 AMG Black Series, the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake, and the G65 AMG.
The details behind the creation of the scale models are pretty impressive. GT Spirit actually used 70 to 100 different parts to create these pint-sized mirror images of the actual AMG vehicles. All five models were also given designo diamond-bright white bodies, the same finish all of the real-life AMG models currently offer. A special polyurethane-resin was also used on the body of the models, creating intricate details specifically taken from their full-sized counterparts. Lastly, each of the scale models were given AMG metal plates that show the individual numbering of the specific piece. The numbers go from 0001 to 1000, driving home the point that these scale models come with a lot of exclusivity.
More AMG models are expected to follow suit until GT Spirit runs the entire gamut of Mercedes-AMG’s portfolio. For now, these five models are what’s available and each one of them costs €119 ($148 as of 12/11/2014) per piece. If you’re interested in any one of these models as holiday presents, you can check for their availability at any one of Mercedes-Benz’s sales partners.Unfortunately, although you can buy these scale models now, you’ll have to gift wrap a picture, as they do not ship until January 2015.
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Holiday Gift Idea: Mercedes-AMG Limited Edition "White Series" Scale Models originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:00 EST.
The monstrosity that is the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 first entered our lives in March 2014, packing just about everything we needed in the event zombies start overpowering our world. Back then, Mercedes announced that it was building a limited number of the six-wheeled monolith, essentially cutting off supply for everyday Joes to score one for themselves.
Well, fret not, because it appears that Mercedes-AMG is making a fresh batch of awesome G63 AMGs, albeit with the standard four-wheel configuration. It’s admittedly not as awesome as the six-wheeled, three-axle variety, but this new version still packs quite an intimidating punch.
Our spy photographers captured the vehicle doing test runs in southern Europe, dubbing it the G63 AMG Green Monster. We’re not exactly sure that it’s the actual name of the vehicle, but the description does fit on account of the prototype’s splashy neon-green finish and its imposing posture.
All the design elements of the 6x6 appear to have been included in the Green Monster, minus the two wheels and the flatbed out. That’s not to say that the Green Monster is less frightening; it just has two less wheels to scare us with.
Updated 12/11/2014: Based on the recent spy shots we created a rendering for the future G63 AMG 4X4. Check it out after the jump.
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