Mercedes G 63 AMG 4×4 Green Monster

Mercedes G 63 AMG 4x4 Green Monster
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An expected step: the G 63 AMG 4×4  got the characteristics of the G 63 AMG 6×6 including 37 inch tires and centralized inflation system.

The Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 has enough charisma to compete with supercars in a crowded parking lot, but we have today spied its, well …, smaller brother with only 4 wheels, painted in green on a half of the body.

Despite the 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood and like its bigger 6×6 brother, the most prevalent noise of this giant machine comes from the four 37-inch tires as the G 63 careens through the corners. Sure, those tires have a centralized inflation system that allows the driver to adjust pressure for different terrain, but high-g cornering probably wasn’t part of the design.

Mercedes is encouraged to develop a 4-wheel drive version of the G 63 AMG 6×6, after a dozen of potent customers from the Middle and the Far East have already signed contracts to buy a G 63 AMG 6×6 for a price of around half a million euros.

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So, Mercedes decided to make a 4×4 version, that would take over the portal axles from the G 63 AMG 6×6. Instead of the rigid axles where the wheel is centered on the shaft axis, at the portal axles the fixing point is placed above and it is connected to the center of the wheel by portal gears, which provide a much greater ground clearance.

Like for the G 63 AMG 6×6, this “Green Monster” also has huge fender flares to accomodate the enormous tires and the wider portal axles.

The G 63 AMG 4×4 without the third axis features a normal body instead of a four places pick-up and for this reason, we would expect a much cheaper price, estimated to be halved, compared to the G 63 AMG 6×6.

Mercedes does not announce the date they will launch this special version, but as we can see in the pictures, because the camouflage is only for half of the body, we expect to see the final car next year.

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