MercedesBenz G63 AMG 6×6 When too much is not enough | Classic…

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6: When too is not enough

St. Moritz is regarded as the top winter metropolis. Here, year, international glitterati up to enjoy life to the full, the Cresta Run to Gunter Sachs’ Dracula Club. Those who can it fly in by helicopter or private jet. A glamorous mode of transport, but also a bit… boring? So we to conquer the mountainous Engadine this winter. Via a direct route. Across mountain and hill and dale, through ice and snow. On our own three axles.

The monster G-class from Under

Until recently, six-wheeled Mercedes-Benz G-Class was available for Australian military where it proved the perfect to transport heavy loads the Outback. A machine built for men, the sort who wash the red from their throats whisky at sunset. But now Mercedes-AMG has out a civilian version of the monster, in a strictly limited-edition series. hard-core rally technology. And a 544 horsepower. Even more than the performance of the twin-turbo V8 is the appearance of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG  6×6: as it and roars through Swiss villages, cows are driven to and mothers pull their tightly towards them. Add Kong and Godzilla to our trip and have a well-matched trio.

First Class travel on six

At 2.30 metres high, metres wide and 5.87 long, our German colossus other SUVs until look like mere in our wake. Climb up into the trucker-style (the distance the ground is huge, thanks to the metre-high off-road tyres), and one is in a different world. In the cabin of the off-roading behemoth, AMG has created a but elegant environment in Alcantara and with heated and ventilated lending a First Class A large colour display the topography of the mountain range, the red light of the tyre-pressure control on the rear-view mirror hints at the military provenance.

Beware the bus

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

A slight pressure on the however, is enough to leave mental comfort zone behind. AMG’s massive V8 bi-turbo engine pushes forward with its 760Nm of the seven-speed automatic blipping the gears, and were it not for the local meeting us unexpectedly in a bend on the way to the Pass, we would have forgotten the dimensions of our oversized Time, then, to leave the and properly challenge the skills of the G’. On desert sand, where a of AMG customers are most at home, the air of the tyres drops in just 20 from 1.8 to 0.5 bar, until the of the 3.85-tonne brute is at its most Beadlock wheels also that the terrain can’t the rubber away in even the brutal


Deep snow instead of

On the snow-covered forest paths, we follow through the dark, woods, the nigh-on half-metre clearance proves essential: to the military underpinnings, even the we find hiding under the cover are no problem. Our dampers are combined with springs can comfortably intercept every and even in deep snow the differential locks help us not to traction. We did spare ourselves a of the impressive, one-metre wading – not because we doubted the G-Class’s but because we felt we should the icy mountain streams to the trout.

‘The beast of St. Moritz’

Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes-Benz G-Class


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