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Mercedes-Benz reveals the G63 AMG 66, a six-wheel-drive luxo SUV
Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2013 | Justin Hyde

Posted on 03/06/2013 3:41:20 AM PST by 1rudeboy

There are only so many possible permutations of a metal box on four wheels designed to go fast over any terrain, and from the Jeep Wrangler to the Range Rover, all of them have been explored in some degree with varying levels of ability and luxury. It was only a matter of time before a group of mad engineers gathered together and said "Screw it, let's go six-wheel-drive."

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: germany
Photos and video at link.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 3:41:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh yeah. Another AlQuaidaMobile from the nazists.

Impressive.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 3:46:27 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 1rudeboy

I want!


3 posted on 03/06/2013 3:49:33 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: 1rudeboy

I’d rather have the McLaren.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 3:50:37 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 1rudeboy

So what?
Who in America will be able to buy them, other then Obozo’s secret service, or his fat cat contributors?


5 posted on 03/06/2013 3:51:38 AM PST by AlexW
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To: 1rudeboy
I like the LED driving lights along the roofline and under the HID headlights.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 3:52:21 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Hardraade

7 posted on 03/06/2013 3:52:28 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: driftdiver

“I’d rather have the McLaren.”
____________________________________________

I am quite happy with my bicycle.
No car needed in the Philippines.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 3:53:32 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Hardraade

Coming soon: a half-track with a mounted .50 cal.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 3:55:56 AM PST by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: driftdiver
I’d rather have the McLaren.

McLaren Mercedes?


10 posted on 03/06/2013 3:56:19 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

11 posted on 03/06/2013 3:59:15 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 1rudeboy

They have experience building these since before WWII.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 3:59:52 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: 1rudeboy

Didn’t Lamborghini make something similar to this a few years back?


13 posted on 03/06/2013 4:06:39 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

I think the Lambo was 4x4, but I might be mistaken.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 4:10:33 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
It looks really nice, until l saw the price:

MSRP

$113,000 - $134,300

Invoice

$105,090 - $124,899

And then there's this...

The G63 AMG is equipped with a standard 5.5-liter, V8, 544-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 12-mpg in the city and 14-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

15 posted on 03/06/2013 4:25:00 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: 1rudeboy

Makes sense. Dual rears without cutting another rut. Anyone who has driven a dually in the snow will understand.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 4:25:52 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Apparently a Dodge WC62 really did manage to mate with a SdKfz 231.

Mr. niteowl77

17 posted on 03/06/2013 4:32:15 AM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog?


18 posted on 03/06/2013 4:38:53 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog!


19 posted on 03/06/2013 4:39:01 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog!


20 posted on 03/06/2013 4:39:01 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog!


21 posted on 03/06/2013 4:39:11 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog!


22 posted on 03/06/2013 4:39:11 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog!


23 posted on 03/06/2013 4:39:17 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Why?! When there is a Unimog!


24 posted on 03/06/2013 4:39:17 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: DCBryan1

Wow! Press enter ONCE! Damn iPad


25 posted on 03/06/2013 4:48:16 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 1rudeboy

Top Gear (BBC) will have a good time with this.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 4:56:06 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

This part is just silly -

“bamboo-lined cargo area”

How much for the beer-can version?


27 posted on 03/06/2013 4:59:03 AM PST by patton (Tinker toys, watches, and shiny things - we all sell rocks for a living.)
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To: 1rudeboy

It had 2 rear axles, anyway. I saw it in Car & Driver, maybe around 1990?


28 posted on 03/06/2013 5:08:02 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Yo-Yo
I want it, but then I am a compete adolescent when it comes to powered vehicles.

Not interested in practicality, so to all the prius-tards, save your breath.

29 posted on 03/06/2013 5:08:44 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 1rudeboy

In the coming Obocalpyse you’d better be larger and more powerful as to overwhelm hordes of starving angry masses, or speedy enough to elude them. I think this is the best of both worlds. BUT a reserve fuel tank is sorely needed, though, to increase range and help whisk you safely away to the hills and into sequestration.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 5:13:34 AM PST by Dysart
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To: 1rudeboy; driftdiver

HAHAHA! I’d like to see that McLaren the snow!


31 posted on 03/06/2013 5:21:04 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I didn’t stutter, did I?

If someone would nuke Berlin out of existence, it would be about 50 years too late. Same for Paris and most of the ME.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 5:29:23 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Sirius Lee

I’d buy an SUX 6000 if they made one.


33 posted on 03/06/2013 5:32:42 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: patton

Bamboo-lined?

Knowing these gents, the version with human-skin lining will be along sooner or later.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 5:33:00 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

I just had trouble wrapping my mind around the idea that I cannot aspire to buy some expensive item because some sheikh with flies up his nose might buy one first.


35 posted on 03/06/2013 5:59:36 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Yo-Yo

Something for an oil sheikh to transport eight of his wives in - four inside and four in the back bed.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 6:26:17 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: 1rudeboy

No, actually - way back, Mercedes Benz was quite a bit owned by the “Palestinian Authority”. Don’t remember the details, or know if they’ve sold themselves out, but I don’t expect so.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 7:13:36 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 1rudeboy

1977 Lambo Cheetah concept, or a newer LM002. Daddy of GM’s Humvee.


38 posted on 03/07/2013 6:41:12 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: DCBryan1
Why?! When there is a Unimog?

AFAIK this one is based on Unimog technology (axles etc.). It started life as a purpose-built vehicle for the Australian army who seemed to have wanted a vehicle that can transport heavy loads and still has enough traction on loose terrain.

http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/news/mercedes-g-klasse-6x6-1333137.html

One can't really blame Mercedes that they realized it would make a perfect toy for Sheiks to play in the desert. Maybe Schwarzenegger will buy one, too. But he actually already has a Unimog.
39 posted on 03/07/2013 10:39:03 PM PST by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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