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.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel vs 2013 Volkswagen Touareg! [Head 2 Head Episode 30]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg TDI against the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 Ecodiesel.
From off road capabilities to interior luxuries, Jonny drags these diesels through the dirt providing in depth driving impressions as well as some insight on why more manufacturers should adopt diesel technology.
Filmed on location in Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, join Jonny as he finds out which of these two diesel powered SUVs is the better bang for the buck!
The German tuner has released a performance package for the Viano 3.0 CDI model, which in factory trim, hides a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel with 221hp (224PS) and 440Nm (325 lb-ft) under its hood.
An engine upgrade comprising a software optimization kit boosts output to 262hp (265PS), while KTW Tuning continues with a suspension kit that lowers the ride height and new 22-inch alloy wheels in a staggered set up with tires size 255/30ZR22 at front axle and 285/25ZR22 at the rear.
The new red brake calipers complete the package that costs €5,999 (about US$7,750) excluding VAT (tax).
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.
The cleanup crew, purportedly from Brazil, was trying to remove a group of derailed train wagons using another locomotive and a cable.
Putting aside the fact that the men weren’t following safety procedures (look at how close they were standing to the wagon and the cable, which could have snapped at any time), as the wagon was pulled, it dug into the ground making it nigh impossible to move, and well, it happened…