Pit26 transforms the Mercedes-AMG G63 into a crew-cab pickup

Pit26 transforms the Mercedes-AMG G63 into a crew-cab pickup

Mercedes-Benz doesn’t offer a pickup version of the current-generation G-Class, but several aftermarket companies have stepped in to fill the void. The latest is California-based Pit26, which turns the SUV into a heavily-modified truck with a lifted suspension system.

The first example built (pictured in our gallery) started life as the AMG-developed G 63, although the company notes that nothing stops it from undercutting the G 550. Regardless of what’s under the hood, Pit26 chops the cab right behind the rear seats, lengthens the frame by 20 inches, and adds a cargo box to create a crew-cab pickup. Aftermarket bumpers at both the ends and bigger wheels add finishing touches to the look.

Pit26 dialed in nearly nine inches of extra ground clearance by installing portal axles and a redesigned suspension system that includes 2.65-inch Bilstein shocks. It also replaced the running boards with electrically operated side steps to improve the break-over angle.

There are no interior modifications to report, and power comes from a stock, G63-sourced 4.0-liter V8 that’s twin-turbocharged for 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. It sends power to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission and two-speed transfer case. The braking system is also carried over from the G63, although Pit26 notes that customers can request more power, beefier brakes, or both.

Pricing for Pit26’s G-Class-based pickup starts at $385,000, and buyers have a number of customization options to choose from. Alternatively, they could wait for the company to release additional custom-built Gs, including what is described as a “G63-1000 pre-runner” designed for “hardcore enthusiasts” and “G63 Luxe”. , which would retain many factory parts (including the bumpers) to achieve a more low-key look.

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