Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Regional Forums > Featured Cars

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,151
Lightbulb Mercedes channels the Hulk with off-road G63

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury, Off-Road



Automobiles don't come much harder-core than the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, but AMG has proven up to the challenge time and time again. From the base G-Wagen, the boys in Affalterbach have tuned out successively more powerful versions, but surprised even themselves with the release of the G63 AMG 6x6 last year.

The thing is, not everyone - even those in the market for a G-Class - needs six driven wheels. So now it seems the German automaker is preparing to roll out a version that adopts many of the upgrades applied to the six-wheel-drive version, only with a more manageable four wheels.

Spied undergoing testing in southern Europe, this G-Class prototype (dubbed by our shooters on the ground as the Green Monster or the Hulk) packs wider fender flares, upgraded side skirts, beefier bumpers, enlarged rolling stock and a higher ride height than the standard G-Class - or the same, in short, as the 6x6, minus a couple of wheels and with a wagon body-style instead of the longer model's pickup bed.

Power is expected to come from the same 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 - all 544 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of it - as the, ahem, "standard" G63, driving all four of those meaty tires through a seven-speed automatic transmission. And here Mercedes wanted to replace the G-Wagen with the GL.Mercedes channels the Hulk with off-road G63 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments

More...
Autoblog
11-19-2014 12:20 PM
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page