Mercedes G-Class Prototype Sports G63 AMG 6×6 Revealed – The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen (as it is called in some areas), short for Geländewagen (or cross-country vehicle), is a four-wheel drive full-size luxury SUV produced by Steyr-Puch (now Magna Steyr) in Austria and manufacturing by Mercedes-Benz. The G-wagen is characterized by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to have such a feature. Despite the introduction of an intended replacement, the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in 2006, the G-Class is still in production and is one of the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler’s history, with a span of 35 years. Only the Unimog beats it.
The G-class was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by theShah of Iran (at the time a significant Mercedes shareholder) to Mercedes[ and offered as a civilian version in 1979. In this role it is sometimes referred to as the “Wolf” andLAPV Enok. The G-Class has been sold under the Puch name in certain markets, and the Peugeot P4 is a variant made under license, with a Peugeot engine and different parts.(wikipedia)
AMG is working on what could be the Goldilocks of the family of G-Wagen – a model that is more extreme than the standard G-Class, but not as radical as fully-crazy, half a million dollars G63 6×6. Spy photographers captured four wheel G-Class rose higher than stocks, and sports many unique components 6×6’s.
Different prototypes side skirts, revised rear bumper, and fender flares wider than the standard G-Class. But most importantly, the test mule appears to be equipped with the same axle hardcore portal used in the 6×6. Those bits are usually found in heavy duty Unimogs and Hummer H1s, and what makes 6×6 models so expensive. As 6×6 portal is unique because it allows a top speed of 100 mph, as opposed to around 65 mph in the Unimog. Even with the differences locked, 6×6 can do 50 mph. We have heard that it was originally developed for the military as an unnamed country that, and AMG decided to put them to work on 6×6 G63 to help offset the cost of construction. If the parts are now going to be (less likely) model four-wheel, AMG can spread the cost even further.
The wider fenders to accommodate the possibility of a wider track and larger wheels. This tester does not display the 6×6’s beadlock wheels, and also does not have a 20-pound air tank in the rear fender, which may mean not having a system of tire inflation / deflation of the central 6×6. Hope this special G-Class for the same sports 536-hp twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 as a 6×6 when it debuts, possibly as early as next year.Jonny Lieberman contributed to this post.
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