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 |  Mar 01 2013, 1:37 PM

Mercedes-Benz presents to you the most radical and extreme SUV ever to come from the German automaker: the six-wheel G63 AMG 6×6.

The six-wheeler G63 AMG will be produced in a limited quantity at Magna Steyr’s factory in Austria and is essentially a six-wheeled, military version of the G320 CDI that was created for the Austrian army and has been in use since 2011.

The production variant, however, will feature plush interiors that the German automaker is known for. It has a four-seat cabin, low-range gearing, five differential locks, and a tire control system for its standard 37-inch tires.

Powering the six wheels is a turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 engine with 563 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. Every bit of that is needed to move the 8,322 pound SUV. The powerplant will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the standard G63 AMG, the 6×6 model is 43.5 inches longer, 8.9 inches wider, and 10.7 inches taller.

No official pricing was announced, but Mercedes head of G-Class development, Axel Harries, suggested that it’ll be the automaker’s second most expensive vehicle – behind the $457,000 SLS Electric Drive. The G63 AMG 6×6 will be available in October.

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GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

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[Source: Autoweek]

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