Cul­tured off-roader ef­fort­lessly su­pe­rior

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 near-se­ries show ve­hi­cle is just about the last word in off-road.

The im­pres­sive Mercedes-Benz pickup brings to­gether the very best of three worlds.

The lat­est, re­vised G-Class se­riespro­duc­tion models lend the cul­tured off-roader the ef­fort­less su­pe­ri­or­ity and re­fine­ment of a ve­hi­cle which has dom­i­nated the off-road scene for 34 years.

With 400kW of power, 760Nm of torque, 6x6 drive, low-range ra­tio, five dif­fer­en­tial locks, por­tal axles, tyre pres­sure con­trol sys­tem and a spe­cial chas­sis, this pick-up makes good progress in en­vi­ron­ments where the con­cept of in­di­vid­ual mo­bil­ity nor­mally bites the dust as soon as the road ends.

But any­one who imag­ines that this is a Dakar Rally-style ve­hi­cle is on the wrong track.

Thanks to the wealth of in­te­rior en­hance­ments from the AMG sta­ble, the oc­cu­pants can en­joy the high­est pos­si­ble de­gree of com­fort, even when ne­go­ti­at­ing the worst that the com­bined forces of to­pog­ra­phy and me­te­o­rol­ogy can throw at them.

Ex­clu­sive touches ex­tend to the load area, fin­ished in solid bam­boo.

Fin­ish­ing touches: The Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 of­fers the high­est de­gree of com­fort.

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