G wagon

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The Mercedes G class, aka the G wagon. The epitome of wealth. One of my favorite suvs. Let’s talk about the G63 Amg model. Starting at about 135 thousand, the g63 is not for everyone. IT was designed at the request of the Shah of Iran and , have served as the official transportation device for the Pope. The G63 AMG has a  twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 producing 544 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. Being around 5600 pounds, this vehicle can still reach 0-60 in an impressive 4.9 seconds. If you are concerned about being eco friendly, than this is definitely not the car for you. In fact I would say it is the opposite of the car for you.

If you aren’t impressed with the g63, this year Mercedes released a 6×6 version of the car. If 4 wheels weren’t enough for you, and you have about 615,000 dollars to drop on an suv, the handbuilt G63 6×6 AMG with six 18-inch beadlock wheels wrapped with gummy 37-inch tires is for you. This vehicle weighs 9000 pounds, yet is still rumored to hit 0-60 in about 8 seconds. With the rugged look of this car, it doesn’t lack any of the luxuries you would find in the normal g63 amg. 

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