A hummer goes under hammer. It is a Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 that is now for sale at an online auction. How much does the six-wheeler cost?
Any car loses part of its value the moment it drives off the gate of the factory. But it happens the exact opposite for the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6. Built at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria, the giant saw the light of day in 2014. A customer in Japan ordered it. Last year though, it ended up on American soil. And it now goes under hammer at an online auction.
This particular G 63 AMG 6×6 features a boy in black and a load bed with a wooden floor where the spare wheel sits now. The interior comes with a contrasting black and white scheme. The seats, doors and dashboard come with black-an-white leather. There are carbon fiber and aluminum inserts that round up the rugged, yet luxurious cabin.
A 5.5-liter V8 twin-turbo heart beats under the angular hood of the exotic off-roader. The unit provides it with 536 horsepower and 762 Nm of torque, transferred to all six wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
It also features five locking differentials, a complex axle geometry, 37-inch wheels and an almost half a meter ground clearance. All in the name of extravagance.
The Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 – there is a price for extreme extravagance
This Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 comes with a Harman Kardon audio system. The first owner paid half a million dollars for the vehicle. The Bring a Trailer auction already hit $575,000 and there are four days left to it completion.
Mercedes-Benz never actually reported the exact number of such monsters that rolled off the assembly line. Unofficial sources claim there should be about 100 worldwide with most of them dune-bashing in the Middle East for the past few years.