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Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:01:15 AM

At first glance this looks like an early April Fool’s Day spoof, but we’re assured that it is, in fact, no joke.

Britian’s Autocar recently posted a first-drive review of what it understatedly calls ”the largest and most extreme road legal SUV to ever hail from Mercedes,” namely the coming limited production G63 AMG 6X6. As if the military-derived – yet plush and posh – Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon isn’t enough of an acquired taste, the 6X6 adds an extra rear axle and grafts a pickup bed behind the cabin to create what appears to be the illicit six-wheeled love child of a Hummer H1 and a Chevrolet Avalanche. If anything it’s the modern interpretation of the outrageous Lamborghini LM002 from the early 1990’s that shared its voluminous V12 engine with the automaker’s Countach sports car.
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SVmike
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:17:19 PM

stupid car
Pmgr
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:57:01 PM

maybe
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:12:41 AM

It's just a Dually with the wheels shifted to the front instead of side by side.
kishoreCA
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:42:38 AM

win me a lottery jackpot and i will buy one.
ss70
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:35:07 AM

why not more axles ...
md11capt
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:24:35 AM

Add some treads and Viola!
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 9:45:23 AM

Not for everyone.
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:09:47 AM

Knowing Mercedes ... it's probably TOOOO expensive!!!!
335d1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:11:23 AM

Now if I only had a place to really drive it.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:05:02 AM

Keep it.
bicycle1966
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:59:58 AM

Basically a 6-wheeled, raised-middle-finger to the world.
WestDriver
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:58:52 AM

Awesome picture and only $134,300 plus tax.
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:20:00 AM

Hummer, eat your heart out, if you have $135K.
millerin
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:06:12 AM

the beast!
skippypa
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 5:16:56 AM

Very intesting
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 5:03:13 AM

who would be so stupid to buy such a contraption??? remember... negligeable fuel economy!!!
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:46:55 AM

April Fool's for people thinking this would be a car or SUV. No, it's a truck!
speedys
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:45:32 AM

They won't sell very many of them.
No1ConMan
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:43:41 AM

Should go over well in the sheikdoms.
singlemom27
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:32:55 AM

weird
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:24:34 AM

superfluous teats on a boar
granitestater
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:22:52 AM

This is what you call a UAV---Urban Assault Vehicle...

Why?
--Because the Hummer just wasn't macho enough...



[Edited by: granitestater at 3/7/2013 2:23:50 AM EST]
tclbbs
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:20:12 AM

WHY?!?!?
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:16:11 AM

Good thing Washington State no longer has excise tax included in annual vehicle registration fees. Adding 8.5% sales tax to this monster brings the total to $145,715.50. OUCH!
Amplion
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:10:15 AM

IS THIS TO GET OVER THE POT HOLES ?????
Cothrom
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:09:35 AM

Am pretty sure, no matter how bizarre, it is one tough beast
Ahking
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:00:52 AM

it traffic, it could climb from car to car. no problem. news at eleven.
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:55:49 AM

Not on my short list, but some people have different visions of "halo cars"
honkerman
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:53:07 AM

Mercedes doesn't have good sense.
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:47:27 AM

What's the old saying....
The only difference between a man and a boy....
The price of their toys....
alterman156
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:35:34 AM

It should be considered a truck.
NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:28:07 AM

.
.
Bring back the half track...
charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:27:07 AM

Have seen a pic yet but pretty much sounds like a lot of ww2 military vehicles
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:02:37 AM

and I thought being a 5th wheel was bad
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:57:12 AM

134K... wow!
probedude2
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:54:16 AM

It's not gonna look nice, but that won't matter to the people that buy them
rap12MA
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:53:33 AM

Over the top!
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:53:25 AM

Amazing video of this brutish, yet elegant new G-Class. I loved the exhaust note.
rtw777
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:51:18 AM

Hope it looks nice.
andy1024
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:45:44 AM

Definitely not a conventional SUV.
yonasb
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:44:47 AM

that is crazy talk
EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:42:38 AM

April fools day....
76chevy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:42:33 AM

...and it will only carry cell phones and idiots.
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:40:56 AM

Just what you need if you have an extra half million dollars laying around.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:37:49 AM

what gas prices
jorod55
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:36:33 AM

6 wheels means more drag.
And more fuel consumption.
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:35:20 AM


Just heard that there are more billionaires in the world, maybe this a toy for that crowd or military dictators. Not me!!
pa79th
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:33:39 AM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
396k20
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:32:32 AM

Why 6 wheels?
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:31:26 AM

Can't afford but a one wheeler.
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:29:23 AM

I don't need it...
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