The German standards of quality are well known all over the globe but no brand reflects these standards better than Mercedes. So far, the brand has been mainly focused on luxury sedans and sports cars but their latest releases shows us that they can also compete in the heavy weight category. Mercedes G-Class 6×6 is one of the most daring concepts tried on by Mercedes. It was initially designed for the Australian army but a civilian version will also available soon.
However, the vehicle will be produced in limited numbers (about 20-30 models per year) and it will cost about $457,000. Still, even if any of you would have the money for this vehicle, you might still have problems getting it as it is only produced for privileged individuals. Despite the fact that the price suggests that this car is clearly destined only to the privileged aristocrats, there’s no harm in delighting ourselves with the specification of this superb vehicle.
Under the hood of this road monster lies a 5.5 liter twin turbo charged V8 engine which delivers 544 horsepower. This will make the Mercedes G-Class 6×6 go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7 seconds. The performance is supported by the six 37-inch tires which are suitable for all possible surfaces. In order for this to happen, the car has a special torque distribution with a 30:40:30 ratio. It has a 7-speed gearbox which is connected to three sets of portal axes. The car also features five differential locks which are controlled with a special locking logic which ensures the best possible traction. Another interesting features is the tire inflation control system which adjusts the pressure in the 6 wheels while on the move. The axle articulation is also impressive.
A first look at the Mercedes G-Class 6×6, gives us the feeling that this is probably the biggest and most robust road legal SUV produced by Mercedes. The heavy exterior has many features which allow the vehicle to travel as lightly on sand as it does on the highways. The three sets of portal axes give this car 15.75 inches of ground clearance. It is also 5.85m long and 2.3m tall.
Although the exterior of this 6 wheeled beast is not defined by the fluid lines that the Mercedes manufacturers usually prefer, the car’s interior has a few touches of luxury. The most distinctive such features are the four heated and ventilated quilted white leather seats, the bamboo luggage area and the fiber fitting dashboard. In fact, the whole interior has an air of opulence and luxury.