The Most Ambitious Mercedes-Benz SUV Ever Made
Whereas sleek armoured sedans appear to be preferred by world leaders, armoured SUVs are superior in a number of ways. First, they provide flexibility in tackling multiple terrains. An armored SUV
provides the flexibility of conquering both city streets and dirt roads in complete security and luxury. Not only do they sport a higher ground clearance for getting over obstacles on the road, they also have more room than their sedan counterparts to carry passengers and baggage.
A number of options exist for VIPs looking for capable SUVs. However, only one of those options comes from the showroom with six wheels. The Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6x6 is the most ambitious off-road luxury car in production. It can be easily distinguished from its sibling variants by its six wheels and elongated chassis. This vehicular beast is developed by the high-performance division of Mercedes Benz known as AMG, which is also responsible for the brand's other high end models.
Stellar off-road safety
The G63 6X6 is engineered to rule the most stubborn terrains with certainty while simultaneously offering unprecedented luxury to its high profile occupants. The car has five differentials, all of which can be locked while moving. Thanks to a new axle design, its six wheels are much lower than their usual position, adding about half a meter to the car’s already impressive ground clearance. In this vehicle, independent axle suspension is favoured over independent wheel suspension. This provides maximum traction to whatever surface the G-Wagen is on.
Power beast unleashed
AMG installed a 5.5-litre twin turbo engine to power the G63 6X6. This V8 engine generates a brutal 760 Newton metres of torque. The included 7-speed automatic transmission called Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic delivers power to the wheels. Three modes are available on the transmission, including Controlled Efficiency, Sport and Manual. These different modes alter the G-Wagen’s response, making it brutally aggressive or deceptively timid.
Performs under pressure
Exiting an armoured car is one of the most vulnerable points of a VIP’s movement and the G63 6X6 gives its passengers one less reason to leave the safety of their ride. The vehicle is equipped with a revolutionary tyre pressure control system. This allows the driver to change the tyre pressure for the front axle and rear axles independently by the flick of a switch in the car’s interior. Inflation happens 30 times quicker than it usually takes. This feature is particularly helpful for driving in sandy conditions but proves helpful for navigating tricky surfaces such as snow.
Even its wheels are special. The G-Wagen sports unique beadlock wheels which allow tyre pressure to be reduced to the point where is about the same as the footprint of a person with average weight.
Styled for royalty
The G63 6X6 is, by all means, a luxury car. It remains unique from many other luxury cars in that the only curves it has are found on its tyres. Its styling is so committed that even its tyre arches are angular. The G63’s masculine form is thus consistent with its description as a wagon.
Be that as it may, the G-Wagen’s box-like body contrasts beautifully with its rich interiors. Its cabin is offered in designer leather finishing with diamond-shaped contrast stitching. Large instrument dials and buttons provide tactile feedback to the driver. All four seats are electronically adjustable, heated and ventilated as well as provide the ultimate in automobile opulence.
From power to comfort to off-road supremacy, the Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6X6 is the most daring off-road SUV that money can buy. Its armoured version with increased safety features can easily crowned this vehicle as the top armoured SUV today.