Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 to Star in "Beyond the Reach"

Six-wheeled off-roader heads into the desert.

Based on the trailer below, the AMG 6x6 won't just get a cameo in the new movie. According to a release, the truck was flown in to Houston on a cargo carrier jet complete with its own engineer from Germany. The 6x6 was then transported to New Mexico, where filming was taking place. For the film, a motorized gun compartment, a set of articulating automatic flood lights, and an espresso machine were added by the art department.

Michael Douglas plays a corporate big shot who hires a guide (Jeremy Irvine) to show him around the treacherous landscape of the Mojave Desert (played by the deserts of New Mexico), where he wants to go hunting. In the trailer, Douglas says the 6x6 is the "only one in America." That might've been true when the film was shot, as the studio says its movie car was one of only two examples in existence at the time. The AMG 6x6 would be more than capable enough for a desert excursion, with its locking portal axles, Öhlins external-reservoir gas bypass dampers, and 536-hp, 561-lb-ft twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8. Douglas uses the extreme off-road vehicle throughout the film to track his guide, who he leaves to die in the 130-degree heat.

"Beyond the Reach" opens April 17, but you can see the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 in action now in the trailer below.

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