The Mighty Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6

Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6Well we were right, we did spot the big Mercedes on the trailer for the new Top Gear series and it’s safe to say it didn’t disappoint. Richard Hammond had the opportunity to test this beast in whats considered petrol head heaven, Abu Dhabi.

With many head turning motors from Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s all the way to hyper car luxury of the Bugatti Veyron, there’s many cars that can turn heads, but as Richard showed there is nothing quite like the G63 6×6, this car is so striking he got pulled over by a police officer driving a Lamborghini I might add, just so he could have a further look at the big Mercedes.

Now this vehicle is so big, that it can wade through a metre of water, as was proven in what looked to be a water park, full of families having a good time. I bet the last thing they thought they would see that day was a vehicle driving through the pool, and with ease.

The 6×6 unsurprisingly was able to take on anything the desert threw at it, including what seemed to be a vertical drop down a sand dune. There is even over head buttons so you can re-inflate the tyres after a good drive on the sand.

We could go on and on about this vehicle, but if you didn’t get to watch the show last night, I highly recommend you watch it, as there was also a beautiful Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, that could make any one quiver with it’s fantastic exhaust note.

Brand New Milner Exhausts

Milner complete exhaust kitEver since we entered the 4×4 scene in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 1980’s, we have always been trading other brands for highly popular Japanese 4×4’s, however, we have now decided to enter the market with our very own brand of 4×4 parts.

To kick off this new venture, we have developed a brand new exhaust system, which has been made to OE spec, and has been designed so no modifications have to be made prior to fitting, which is a major boost for anyone looking to replace their old exhaust. The new Milner exhausts have been professionally welded and come with all the brackets in place so you can bolt your new system straight on to your vehicle without any trouble.

We have also opted to bring out a ‘complete kit’, which means no messing around and comes with all the parts required to do the job in hand. This kit includes bolts, gaskets and hanging rubbers.

However, if you aren’t looking to purchase a full exhaust system, We are now able to offer our own extensive range of catalytic replacement (de-cat) pipes.

If you would like to find out more about our new exhaust systems, then please give us a call today on 01629 734 411.

The beloved 4×4 Fiat Panda is back!

Fiat LogoThe new Panda has seen this vehicle grew up from its spotty teen years, and has come of age, to be one of the best all rounders on the market today, boasting improvements such as a roomier cabin and more equipment than its predecessor.

Thanks to this cars 4×4 all weather ability, combined with nimbleness and and satisfying efficiency this vehicle definitely appeals to the every day town commuter to the avid 4×4 enthusiast. Thanks to this vehicles 85bhp engine, combined with a 6 speed gearbox, this vehicle is able to to hit the 0-62 mph mark in just over 12 seconds, and hit a top speed of 104 mph, that may not pin you back to your seat, but it certainly is more than enough on our roads. You are also able to achieve around 58mpg depending on how you choose to drive this vehicle.

The equipment you get as standard is also quite impressive, this car features an electric differential locking device, hill hold capability which is a huge bonus for any car to have, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and controls on the steering wheel, start and stop, central locking plus much more make this vehicle very appealing and with a low insurance bracket, decent running costs compared to its rivals, and costing just over £15,000 you really can’t go far wrong, if you are looking for a grown up, yet cheerful every day 4×4. It’s not going to be something that you’re ploughing around off roading in any time soon, but despite the amount of stick the Panda gets from some, we think that this car strikes a nice, gentle balance between 4×4 passion and sensible everyday drive ability. Any owners of the new Panda, let us know what you think, and if you’ve had the guts to take it off the road, be sure to send us some pictures and we will post them for you!

Top Gear Returns – Bring On The 4×4’s

4x4 Off RoadingSo, the weekend saw the return of the action packed, high octane car show that we all love, Top Gear. The season kicked off with a cracker, the guys set out to prove that old classic super mini’s are better than the current crop of hot hatches that have evolved from the 80’s and 90’s models.

The gang didn’t take long to get to their old tricks, of blowing stuff up and mocking each other from start to finish. The season looks a cracker, and here at Milner Off Road we are hoping to see some mighty 4×4 action in the series, whether it be a challenge across the Dakar or a factual review from Jeremy Clarkson.

One of the new 4×4’s we would really love to see on the new series of Top Gear, is the 2014 Toyota Hilux, we have seen just what these vehicles are capable of on this show, everything from a building collapsing all the way to reaching the North Pole, so we think the new model will definitely be worth a spot on Top Gear to see if the new model has improved, and with it being called “Invincible” lets hope so.

We are also hoping to see the 2014 Skoda Yeti, being reviewed by one of the hosts. There was no doubt that the last 4×4 Yeti got a good review on the Show and we are hoping it will be the same story with this model.

And of course we hope that we are right, when we think we spotted the monster that is the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 featured on the show, now we don’t specialise in 6×6 vehicles here at Milner Off Road just yet, but there is no telling to what the gang will to do with this vehicle, but one thing we do know is, it will definitely be entertaining for us all to watch, as at the end of the day, we all like to get down and dirty with a bit of off roading fun!