The aftermarket specialists at Mansory have taken another stab at the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. This is their second take on the six-wheeled G-Class and this time they went for a carbon fiber body kit which can either be left unpainted or painted in the same color as the rest of the body. We notice a new front skirt incorporating extra LED daytime running lights and there’s also a redesigned overlaying mask while the cladding for the headlight clusters has been manufactured from carbon. Mansory has added new built-in indicators, roof-mounted extra lights from HELLA, as well as a carbon fiber hood featuring air inlets to provide better cooling for the engine.
This particular Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 also has custom side trim strips, mirror caps, rear skirt and wheel arches made from carbon fiber while underneath that lightweight hood is an uprated version of the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine which unleashes no less than 840 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque. For comparison sake, the standard version of the engine is good enough for 544 PS and 758 Nm.
Mercedes will soon discontinue the six-wheeled G-Class after making just over 100 units. The model will be effectively replaced by the G500 4×4² for the 2016 model year.
As if the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 wasn’t already a very special vehicle, the tuners from Carlsson decided there’s room for improvement and they have developed an upgrade package for the six-wheeled off-roader. Work started on the V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine which now benefits from a CK63 performance package that has lifted output by 106 PS (78 kW) and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) to no less than 650 PS (478 kW) and 900 Nm of torque.
Carlsson didn’t perform any modifications on the car’s exterior but they restyled the interior cabin by using a combination of leather and Alcantara for the upholstery. We also notice the addition of carbon fiber and wood trims together with alloy pedals, aluminum door-lock pins, illuminated door sill plates and bespoke floor mats made from sheepskin or suede.
As if the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 wasn’t already a beast, the tuners from Mansory decided there’s room for more opulence which is why they came up with this aftermarket package. On the outside there’s a new body kit as well as different headlights while a few of the new parts are made from carbon fiber. We don’t have pics of the interior but Mansory says they can customize the cabin with various wood trims, Alcantara, leather as well as carbon fiber inserts.
The beating heart of this G63 AMG 6×6 is the same twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter engine however it has received uprated pistons, bearings, connecting rods, exhaust system, crankshaft and cylinder heads. As a result of these tweaks, output of the motor was increased from the standard 544 PS and 758 Nm to a whopping 840 PS and 1,000 Nm, with the latter being electronically-capped.
As if the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 wasn’t already way too expensive, the German marque has decided that for the 2015 model year it would be best to increase the vehicle’s price tag by approximately 5,900 euros. It will go on sale starting September 1 and those who are interested in getting the six-wheel behemoth should know the car now costs 456,900 euros. The price bump is partially justified by the extended list of standard goodies which now includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated windscreen as well as folded and heated exterior mirrors.
Underneath the hood resides a 5.5-liter V8 twin-turbo engine generating 544 PS and an impressive maximum torque of 758 Nm which are sent to all three axles with help from a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Just like before, Mercedes-Benz will only make around 20 to 30 cars each year.
Fans of Jurassic Park and the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 can rejoice as the vehicle will be featured in next year’s Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the well-known movie franchise. Some of may remember this is not the first time a Mercedes-Benz is featured in Jurassic Park movie as an M-Class starred in The Lost World, while several Unimogs were also present in other JP movies. The model of choice for the fourth movie is the six-wheeled variant of the G63 AMG which has a starting price in Germany of no less than 451,010 euros.
The vehicle is being produced in limited quantities of about 20 to 30 cars per year and each weigh 3,850 kg, with power coming from a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine delivering 544 PS. The vehicle in this attached photo was heading to Hawaii at a film location. Jurassic World will come out on June 12, 2015.
You most definitely haven’t seen a Lamborghini Murcielago SV being parked next to a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 unless you participated last weekend at the Borderrun in The Netherlands. The person who captured these two very different cars on camera wanted to point out the massive size difference between them as the G63 AMG 6×6 is 2210mm tall whereas the Murcielago stands tall at 1135mm. The weight difference is also massive since the Lambo weighs 1,565 kg which is a lot less than the six-wheeled G-Class which weights a hefty 3,850 kg. The latter can be ordered in Germany for a starting price of 451,010 euros.