Just last week Mercedes-Benz released its behemoth 6×6 pickup truck, and that is not typo at all. That company is dipping its toe into the pickup market, but instead of an ordinary 4×4, the company settled for the extreme version. And no doubt the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 pickup truck is being developed for a few specific interest groups, perhaps, the Saharan desert shrieks wouldn’t mind of owning one.
The new Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 pickup truck made be excess, but it will fit just fine in the land of desert dunes. From what we’ve gathered, the 6×6 off-road vehicle is measured at 231 inches long, 82.7 inches wide, and 90.6 inches tall, along with a ground clearance of 18.1 inches and directional stability control to allow it practically go anywhere. It weighs in at about 3.85 tons, and that is a massive weight compared to the standard 4×4 pickup trucks.
With six driven wheels, the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 pickup off-road capability is boundless, well sort of. It features an off-road low-range gear ratio, portal axles, up to five differential locks, and a tire pressure control system that can inflate in less than 20 seconds while the vehicle is running. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission delivers the drive to the transfer case with low-range ratio through a propeller shaft. It features three drive modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting: Controlled Efficiency (C) mode is to save fuel, while in the Sport (S) and Manual (M) driving modes for greater agility and control. Additionally, in the “M” mode, the G 63 AMG 6×6 maintains allows the engine to be revved higher for climbing conditions.
For power, the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 pickup is equipped with a 5.5-liter turbo V8 engine producing 544 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. With such an enormous engine, a sizable total capacity of 42 gallons of fuel is needed to power this vehicle. As you can imagine, this 6×6 pickup truck is a gas guzzler.
Like most Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG cars, the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 pickup is lavished with a luxurious cabin. It has four heated and ventilated seats upholstered in premium leather with contrasting stitching, and in addition, leather, carbon fiber trimming, Alcantara, and bamboo are covered throughout the cabin.
The Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 pickup truck will be debuting at the upcoming auto show in the U.S., and depends on the interest, it will decide whether or not to going on production.