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Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 Base

Test Drive: 2013 G63 AMG


And rocket packs.

cool, right?

But would you to drive it?

That’s essentially you get with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 which is, without peer, the awesomely ridiculous vehicle you can buy It’s also the ‘oldest’ new on the market, which simply to the surreality of it all.

After life as a military machine, the G-Series went on sale to the in 1979 and hasn’t left the since. It’s only been available in the United this past decade, but with the means to buy such an vehicle often found a way to get one then.

To say there is nothing like it on the road would be an And by the looks of it, you probably don’t to make it angry.

Sure, it’s a real body-on-frame truck with front and rear axles a Jeep Wrangler, but over the has evolved into full-on vehicle with enough and technology on board to satisfy, me. And Kim Kardashian. who can actually afford a bauble like this.

a slightly more plebian model available for a mere but the G63 comes fully loaded adaptive cruise control, an braking system, Zagat ratings-equipped navigation system in you fancy a bite before you set out Moab for some extreme Harmon/Kardon stereo and many features not normally found in a that looks like it was from an Erector set.

It but the G63 is handmade. In Austria. Just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Coincidence?

its hood is the same twin 5.5-liter V8 found in many of the cars from Mercedes-Benz’ AMG , here with an action 536 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. And, no, half-ton pickup truck not have that much.

There’s also a crisp 7-speed automatic transmission, suspension and stop-the-planet-on-its-axis brakes inside 20-inch five-spoke All of it on-road icing to the very off-road treat that underneath, which is fortified by a transfer case along front, rear and center differentials.

Considering how large the G63 is, the compartment is a little on the cozy and very old-school truck in regard, but you sit way up high with one of the commanding views on the road or in any era. The rear bench is than the front, and even my could look down out of the window. I’m sure he would no problem spotting any hostiles, or puppy dogs coming in the 3 or 9 o’clock positions.

Evolution has been good to species. Nothing that 5,622 pounds should be quick, but few have a gas pedal opens Pandora’s Box. still, it has side exhaust sticking out from under the passenger doors, and the sound comes out of them is somewhere that of a Sprint Cup car and a rapid-fire

Even with all of the modifications, I expected the G63 to be terrible on the road. It

The steering is glacially slow, and the wheel you will, but considering it over 6’ 4” tall the G63 exhibits an level of control. I took it to a serpentine two-lane with humps and bumps in the pavement a motorcross track and I’m sure I it chuckle a few times. If, like the G63 and me, old enough to remember when an ride didn’t refer to a low airline flight, this is one of

Yes, in the tightest fast that live axle lift an inside front now and then, but unless you are being by SEAL Team Six, you won’t find yourself in situation. If you do, the G63 has the most aggressive control system I’ve yet Take a corner even a too tightly and it cuts the power so to keep you from flipping you’ll think you stood on the

Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 Base

The tradeoff is that if you don’t scratching those rims, you pretty much drive the off-road capable G63 straight out of the and over the Hindu Kush towing 7,500 pounds it missing a beat. How much a howitzer weigh, anyway?

not to say there aren’t a few compromises highlight the age of the G63. The Bundeswehr-grade need the hardest of pulls to close, and still often the backup camera is placed the external spare tire which partially blocks its and could lead to you literally up over another car monster style; and the sole cupholder is more than hoop a mesh pouch dangling it that’s mounted in the passenger It’s not very good as a but quite effective at bruising

That is, of course, all part of the unique charm (I guess,) but there’s the matter of fuel or lack thereof. Efficiency is one of the reasons they don’t ‘em like they used to in this case being and at 13 mpg the G63 is the poster child for the modernization The only EPA-rated car that’s is the multi-million dollar Bugatti which at 10 mpg actually makes the G63 like an affordable, environmentally purchase.

Who knew Ms. Kardashian was such a shopper? Perhaps I should more reality TV.

2013 G63

Base Price: $135,205

As $137,705

Type: 4-door, SUV

Engine: 5.5-liter turbocharged V8

536 hp, 561 lb-ft torque

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