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6×6 Drive technology – Mercedes-Benz G63

| 6x6, Mercedes-Benz, New Cars, Performance | March 17, 2013

6x6 Drive technology - Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Mercedes-Benz has finally dropped full details on its insane G63 AMG 6×6. The machine puts 544 horsepower to all six wheels thanks to a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8.

A seven-speed gearbox shuttles power to the ground via three sets of portal axles, which helps give this machine a full 15.75 inches of ground clearance. By comparison, the standard G63 AMG sits with just 8.27 inches of ground clearance. The extra lift allows this 6×6 to ford nearly 40 inches of water and run massive 37-inch tires. All told, there are five differential locks on this thing, all controlled by a special “locking logic” that provides the best traction possible for any given situation.

The controls offer up three stages of locking, which we can only assume range from JKLOL to OMGWTF. Right now, AMG says this monstrosity is only a show vehicle, but we imagine it wouldn’t take much to convince the team to whip up one of your very own. Check out our full gallery and the press release below for all the nitty gritty. While you’re down there, you can also check out the video on the machine one more time.

(Source: AutoBlog.com)