Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Going On Sale For More than $500,000
When we first saw the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 some months ago, we thought a miracle fell from the heavens. Not only is the G-Class a capable off-roader, but now we had it in the positively bat droppings-insane 6x6 configuration, and it would ultimately be nearly unstoppable on any sort of terrain. Now, we've found out the price of the thing, and it makes us a tad depressed. Get ready for it: $510,000 or thereabouts at today's exchange rates. That's only a hair more expensive than your four-wheeled G63 available in the U.S., which starts at about $135,000. Just a hair. So why's there such a big gap in price? Exclusivity. The G63 AMG 6x6 will come with all of the bells and whistles, which can easily drag a U.S. G-Class to a price around $200,000. Adding to that, AMG and Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, will only be producing 30 G63 AMG 6x6s. They won't be for the U.S., and they won't be made for righthand-drive countries like the U.K.Sigh. At least we know that those in the Middle East and likely Germany who end up getting one for themselves will likely enjoy the snot out of it, and they won't likely run into another person driving a 6x6, which itself has been heavily modified to go deeper into the wild. So if you care for one of these 536-horsepower behemoths, get in line with a large stack of money. Also, get a visa, a Swiss bank account, perhaps a chateau in France, and a wooded area where you can let the G63 AMG 6x6 loose for yourself. Source: Autocar
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