The car will be on display later this week at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, giving visitors the chance to admire its looks and proportions. While the two products do look alike, we reckon the BJ80 6×6 is slightly smaller than the G 63 6×6, although we’ll probably need to wait until Wednesday for some official figures.
These images courtesy of Autohome and PCauto show the car outside the China International Exhibition Center, probably waiting its turn to be driven in. Visually, it’s very similar to the original product, yet there are a number of features that stick out like a handful of sore thumbs.
To name a few, there are the two tiny headlights within the cluster, the tow hook that barely fits underneath that massive spare wheel, the LED light bar, the winch and of course the snorkel.
At least the interior doesn’t look atrocious
From what we can gather, the cabin of the BJ80 6×6 is pretty much identical to that of the regular BJ80, with one or two minor differences that might actually matter.
For starters, the regular car doesn’t have any contrast stitching, whereas this 6×6 version does. It also comes with perforated leather on the steering wheel and better-looking leather seats, boasting that diamond quilt pattern Mercedes likes to use.
As for what’s driving those wheels, we’re hearing that it’s a Saab-sourced 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit, sending 250 HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque to all six wheels with the help of a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, some form of hybridization seems to be in play.