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6-wheeled alternatives to the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

The G63 AMG 6×6 is an automotive extravagance, absurdity on 6 Or, as Mercedes call it themselves: the declaration of independence. Other would call it an unnecessary of (natural) resources, but as Top Gear shown in their review, are some very important you can do with the 6×6. For example: sand dunes, climbing and driving through a swimming full of people, which are of very sensible things to do.

is always better when it to power, and the G63 AMG 6×6 proves that for on-road, but mostly off-road the same goes for the number of But what if you come up short on the € / US$ 525,000 / £ 315,000 excluding Mercedes is asking for this monster?

Well, there are alternatives for you, which you may be to pick up for less money that.

Citroen Cruiser by Sbarro

In 2007, Espera Design School developed an concept vehicle with six and a hybrid powertrain based on the C-Crosser. which in its turn is a Mitsubishi Outlander. The Citroën Crosser features a conventional engine that powers the two axles and an electric motor powers the third axle. It can run in mode, so you can drive it as a Zero Vehicle in the city, if you like. also a removable third so you can choose whether you want to extra people or haul cargo. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, the never made it into But if you really want it, you could try to Franco Sbarro and see if he wants to the concept car to you. At least have some exclusivity, Mercedes-Benz plans to build 20 to 30 of 6×6’s annually.

Dodge Ram T-Rex 6×6

Way ahead of was Dodge. who created the Ram T-rex 6×6 in Engineers at Dodge extended the and added another axle, with a bunch of changes to the Like the G63 AMG 6×6, the Dodge is a 6×6 with power to all three although 4×4 mode is also Where the Mercedes-Benz makes do “only” a 5,5 liter V8, the Dodge is by an 8-liter V10 engine. Thanks to its two the AMG still has more horsepower, at 544 hp to 497 hp for the Dodge. The American takes some points with its 593 (804 Nm) of torque vs. the German’s 560 (759 Nm).

The T-Rex was a concept vehicle was meant to go into production 2003, but the merger of Mercedes-Benz and brought in the Germans, who –Oh, decided to kill the project. an enthusiast Dodge fan decided to one himself: Dodge Ram 6×6. The value of $ 35,000 is 15 times than a brand-new AMG 6×6.

XC60 6×6 pickup

Volvo probably be one of the last brand you expect in this list, but have created and the Volvo 6×6 completely in-house. That the matte-black paint finish isn’t available on customer from the Swedish brand.3

For its camera work, Volvo to operate a V70 with the rear removed, but when this to be replaced, the engineers in Sweden all-out: they picked an XC60 off the production line, the roof after the second row and an extended bed, complete non-slip deck, and a extra axle. It can now carry a full-fledged unit in the back, together all their camera gear, providing enough room for a driver and a couple of movie who are able to follow the shots to two seven-inch monitors mounted in the headrests for live feed.

It must have been a wet dream to work on this and while it’s a one-off for use at Volvo, you might be able to a couple of engineers to build one for you. Just don’t let know about it.

Toyota 6×6 Arctic Truck

The G63 AMG was not the first 6×6 by Top Gear, as they have driven a Toyota Hilux 6×6 by Truck through the streets of

Pictures courtesy of Top Gear

As the of the Icelandic company that did the might predict: the pick-up is specifically designed for expeditions to the Pole. In normal conditions, the is a four-wheel drive, powering the two axles, with 60% of its torque to the axle and 40% to the rear axle. But a series of differentials, the Toyota can power to any and all of the wheels in order to traction.

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The Hilux is powered by a standard diesel with 169bhp and (359 Nm), and it still has the five-speed automatic gearbox, the gear ratios have lowered. Therefore it should be fuel efficient than the Arctic Trucks estimates the 6×6 will manage about km (800 miles) on a 400-liter of diesel, which is handy for the nearest fuel station is km (1500 miles) away, and an ocean.

At € 220.000,- / US$ 308,000 / £ it’s also less two thirds of the price of the Mercedes, you with enough change for a G-Class next to the 6WD Hilux.

Rover Defender 6×6

If you already own a Rover Defender. but think just a bit too ordinary, you might to take a look at the conversions Foley Specialist Vehicles has to For just € 9.000,- / US$ 12,500 / £ including parts and labor will add an extra axle to chassis-cab Defender, and for just double that price, turn it into a 6×6. has experience in converting Land and preparing them for overland in Africa, where they a subsidiary. Check out this trip through Africa .

I bet a Defender is a bit easier to repair by an “butcher” than the AMG, and to be I’m not sure if I would be comfortable a half-a-million dollar car in the hands of an mechanic whose only with Mercedes-Benz is likely to fixing 25-year old W124 that are enjoying a not-so-peaceful in the desert after a heavy as a German taxi.

Range 6×6

But don’t think the Defender is the 6WD Land Rover. Range have also been into 6×6’s to increase and cargo capacity and off-road And that goes for all generations, even a 6-wheeled, 6-door Rover Sport built by a that can even get you a Range 6×6 convertible !

And if you’re really for a bargain 6-wheeled car, no further than this ad on and Classic .

Although it’s “just” a and it needs a lot of work, you can pick it up in for just € 7.800,- / US$ 10,800 / £ and the seller seems anxious to get rid of it. And for the frugal 6-wheelers among us: the 3,9 V8 has been swapped for a 4-liter engine. The first owner was a who would use it to hunt for rabbits and Do you see the G63 AMG 6×6 do that? The rabbits will run into their holes they see a machine that big and loud approaching.

So, which is favorite alternative? Or do you still the AMG?

Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 Base
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 Base
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 Base

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