Mercedes Benz has decided to stop the production of the G 63 AMG 6x6, the company’s rugged off roader SUV, having enjoyed two years of immense success in the region.
The vehicle’s production is expected to stop in May 2015, though motoring enthusiasts can still place their orders before the final order deadline of January 31, 2015, said a company statement.
The G 63 AMG 6x6 took the region by storm when it was introduced in early 2013. It has been a successful model from the start and has strengthened Mercedes Benz’s leadership in the SUV segment. The Middle East has proved to be the most crucial sales market for the vehicle.
Dirk Fetzer, director of sales and marketing at Daimler Middle East & Levant, said: “Exceptionally popular in this region, the G 63 AMG 6x6 will be missed not just by Mercedes Benz, but also by our SUV enthusiasts. It enjoyed an immediate and overwhelmingly positive response from the day it launched in 2013 and continues to do so today.”
“The Middle East region alone accounts for 41 percent of the global sales of the G 63 AMG 6x6, which is no surprise for a market always looking to have the best or nothing,” he said.
The superior 6x6 comes with an all-wheel drive technology, AMG V8 biturbo power and looks that leave no room for doubt: 400 kW (544 hp), a 6x6 drive, low-range ratio, five differential locks, portal axles, tyre pressure control system and a special chassis allow this pickup to make good progress in environments where the concept of individual mobility normally bites the dust as soon as the road ends.
The G 63 AMG 6x6 is also equipped with special, two-part 45.7 cm (18-inch) beadlock wheels. When a tyre is fitted to this type of wheel, it is clamped between the wheel (formed by the two halves of the rim) and an internal beadlock ring so securely that, even in the event of a complete loss of pressure, it cannot slip off the rim and sand cannot enter.
With the wealth of interior enhancements from the AMG stable, passengers can enjoy the highest possible degree of off-road ability with three portal axles which have been added to the Mercedes Benz off-road portfolio. As a result, the ground clearance of the G 63 AMG 6x6 is increased to 460 millimetres which allows the passengers to enjoy a commanding view and additional ground clearance.
Other visual highlights include the use of elegant carbon fibre for the integrated LED light strips above the windscreen as well as for the large flared wheel arches while the rear load area section has a distinctive stainless-steel roll-over bar. The load area, which is lined with particularly tough and durable bamboo, can be accessed by means of a tailboard.
“For serious motoring enthusiasts and our Mercedes Benz AMG customers, this is a chance to own a limited edition vehicle of a calibre that is unequalled. This model is already a collector’s piece,” said Fetzer.