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Mercedes-Benz has released European pricing for the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 for its second year of production. The specially modified G-class now starts at €456,900 for the 2015 model year, or approximately $633,765. The 2015 pricing represents a minuscule hike over last year’s price, which started at €451,010, or approximately $625,595 at the current exchange rate. Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6 have handful of new standard features account for this increase: a heated windshield, heated mirrors, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror, features that were not standard during the inaugural year of production, for some reason.
Deliveries of the 2015 Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6 will start on Sept. 1, and the truck is now open for orders–at least for those customers who can legally register them in their jurisdictions, which does not include the U.S. We got a chance to drive Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6 in the sands of Dubai last year, and we found it well suited for that sort of terrain.
This variant of the Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6 entered limited production in 2013, powered by a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 544 hp and 560 lb-ft. These performance figures gave it a 0-60 time of around 7 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz, with all that power being channeled to the all-wheel-drive powertrain via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Spun off from a military version built for the Australian armed forces, the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 has been stuffed with all the luxury trimmings of the standard-wheelbase 4×4 Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6, in addition to receiving high profile all-terrain tires, a thoroughly reworked suspension and a cargo bed that’s probably too nice to put anything in.
Specially modified G-class vehicles including stretched versions by BINZ, Friederichs, and Transeco Bremen are not that uncommon in Europe, though their modifications serve specific needs, mostly related to security.
Jay Ramey – Jay Ramey is an Associate Editor with Autoweek, and has been with the magazine since 2013. Jay also likes to kayak and bike.