The Mighty Mercedes G63 6x6 Has Finally Been Defeated

Off-Road

Turns out the Mercedes G63 6x6 is no match for heavy snow.

Without a doubt, the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 is one of the most extreme SUVs you can buy, featuring an intoxicating blend of luxury, performance and off-road capability. You would think, then, that it should be more than capable of tackling tough terrain, but the Mercedes G63 6x6 has finally been defeated. Supercar collector Greg B decided to see how the German SUV fares in heavy snow by taking his G63 6x6 for a drive in the snow-covered Italian Alps.

Despite performing well and showing a stranded Porsche Cayenne how it’s done by driving through massive snow drifts as high as the G Wagon’s hood without any trouble, a video posted on Greg B’s Instagram shows that the G63 6x6 eventually got stuck in the snow. Yes, the Mercedes G63 6x6 has seemingly met its match, as the SUV’s portal axles and gigantic 37-inch tires couldn’t conquer a huge hole in the frozen ground. In fairness, even the Snowcat that came to the rescue had trouble pulling the massive six-wheeled SUV out of the snow despite having purpose-built tracks. Fortunately, the G63 6x6 was eventually set free.

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"Back out in the wild! The #GreenPanzer learning how to work around the snow in #Cortina," Greg B wrote in a follow-up post. Under the hood of the G63 6x6 is the same 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers the G63 AMG wagon, producing 544 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all six wheels through a seven-speed gearbox. It also features 18.1 inches of ground clearance, five differential locks, and a tire pressure monitoring system that can inflate the tires from 0.5 bar (7.2 psi) to 1.8 bar (26.1 psi) in just 20 seconds.

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