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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG To Be Featured On Top Gear

Peter Parcon February 24, 2014

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG To Be Featured On Top Gear

A recent report from the official website of Mercedes-Benz UK revealed that the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG will be featured on BBC. The six-wheeled colossus from the luxury vehicle manufacturer will go through its paces on the on the February 23 episode of Top Gear with Richard Hammond behind the wheel.

The behemoth features a 5.5-iter twin-turbo V8 AMG engine and combines brilliant on-road performance with an extremely outstanding off-road capability. The engine offers 544 HP of power and 560 lb-ft of torque.

The 6×6 all-wheel drive technology will allow the 3.85-tonne Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG conquer just about every terrain. The extra setoff wheels on the vehicle also allow it to conquer any rugged terrain. Hammond will go through the sand dunes of Abu Dhabi, where it is expected to flaunt one of its main attractions, speed.

The low-gear ratio of the vehicle allows it to attain optimal traction while going through off-road maneuvers. The five differential locks of the G63 can also be engaged even though it is moving.

The distinctive pressure control system on the 37-ince tires of the vehicle facilitates speedy tire pressure adjustments by the driver even without having to stop. This means it will not be necessary for the driver to stop and manually adjust the tires when the G63 will drive from sand dunes into extremely rocky terrain and vice-versa.

The vehicle also features innovative portal axles, which were original designed for military use. The portal axles provide the G63 AMG a massive ground clearance along with a fording capacity of one meter. This will allow the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG to easily deal with protruding rocks as well as deep pools of water.

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