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2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! [Head 2 Head Episode 46]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman heads to Graz, Austria, the home of one of the world’s toughest off roaders - the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

The last time a G63 appeared on Head 2 Head, it beat out the all-new and quite excellent Range Rover Supercharged. This time, however, the G63 faces even stiffer competition — another G63. Of course, this particular G has an extra axle, because it’s the $500,000+ G63 AMG 6x6!

Costing roughly twice as much as the awesome twin-turbo V-12 powered G65, the 6x6 is the ultimate expression of the Gelandewagen… on paper. But is it actually any good? Is the 6x6 as awesome as it looks, or is the regular G-Wagen just too well thought out? And why is the 6-wheeled truck always jumping in the air like that? Watch and find out!

2013 Range Rover vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! [Head 2 Head Episode 32]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Range Rover against the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. Several technical & challenging obstacles await as these two SUVs navigate a purpose-built off road course. Did we mention that the course also happens to be the testing grounds for Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year? Old school meets new school as tried & true German engineering squares off against cutting edge British gadgetry.

Of course, no comparison between these two status symbols would be complete without a visit to their natural habitat… the mean streets of Beverly Hills, CA. While both of these contenders will get you through the dirt in style, which of these two uber-luxury six figure SUVs is most befitting of high society? Join us as we find out.

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The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Pickup

Keeping that in mind, it is only natural that the G 63 AMG 6x6 is defined by excess.

Take its footprint for instance: it is 5.87 meters (231 inches) long, 2.1 meters (82.7 inches) wide and 2.3 meters tall (90.6 inches), it weighs 3.85 tons and has a ground clearance of 460 mm (18.1 inches), more than double than the standard G 63 AMG, which sits “only” 210 mm (8.3 inches) above the ground.

Needless to say, the G 63 AMG 6x6 is a machine designed to go anywhere.

Mercedes didn’t offer pricing details, saying it will decide to build the G 63 AMG 6x6 depending on the response to the near-series show vehicle.

(story from Carscoops)

Jebus!!!

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Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Study Concept (G-Class)

“The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model,” explained Gorden Wagener, Director of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz.”

Ener-G-Force Designer Hubert Lee says that the concept uses important genes such as proportions and design elements from the original G-Class adapted to the modern world.

Under the hood, the Ener-G-Force Concept justifies its name with a futuristic fuel-cell powertrain that consumes recycled water stored in tanks on the roof to power four wheel-hub motors offering a completely theoretical operating range of about 800 kilometres or close to 500 miles.

(vía Carscoop)

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Preview: Wald 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Black Bison

The Black Bison Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is finished in a matte purple shade and fitted with a wide-body kit and huge 24-inch wheels shod in 295/30ZR24 Toyo Proxes ST II tires.

(vía Carscoop)

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Preview: Wald 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Black Bison

The Black Bison Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is finished in a matte purple shade and fitted with a wide-body kit and huge 24-inch wheels shod in 295/30ZR24 Toyo Proxes ST II tires.

(vía Carscoop)

Mercedes-Benz TV: G-Class History

Volker Leutz, Mercedes-Benz Designer, and Michael Bock, the Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, discuss the challenges faced when updating the G-Class.

Namely, continuously improving the vehicle while remaining true to the original idea.

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