Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its G63 AMG 6×6, a beastly luxury SUV with an insane 536-horsepower and six 37-inch wheels.
The vehicle is built alongside the regular G Class range at Magna Steyr’s operations in Graz, Austria, and was originally developed for the Australian military back in 2011.
Unlike the military version, which is fitted with Mercedes-Benz’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel, the G63 AMG 6×6 gets a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp.
Torque is a solid 560 lb-ft and is crucial in providing the shove required to haul the truck’s 8,322-pound curb weight. That power is sent through a seven-speed automatic transmission to one heck of a four-wheel-drive system.
The 6×6 G63 is still reasonably fast with a 0 to 100 km/h time of under six seconds and top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph – limited).
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. The luxury SUV officially goes on sale in October. Currently, Mercedes is predicting sales of between 20 and 30 units annually.
Watch the G63 AMG 6×6 powerslide, rock-climb, catch air and generally conquer all that stands in its path in the video below.
Mercedes-Benz Accessories has announced that an illuminated front grille star will be offered on its compact model range.
Using optical fiber with LED technology, the star emblem is lighted up only when the car is stationary, when the car is unlocked or the engine is stopped. It also lights up when the car’s doors or trunk is opened, and once they are closed, the light will go off in 15 seconds.
Already available for the M and GL Class SUVs, the optical fiber white LED-lit tri-star emblem will be extended starting next month for the C, CLS, and E Class models.
The luminous star is priced at €300. So far, this has only been announced for the European models. No word on US availablity. To see it in action, check out the video.
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The German brand is poised to finish the year just behind the world’s most popular luxury automaker, BMW, beating Mercedes-Benz in the race to woo well-to-do buyers.
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