Quite possibly one last refresh before the next-gen G-Class due in 2018.
Unveiled back in early May, the new Exclusive Edition tailored to the Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 is making headlines once again as new images and details have been released prior to a public showing in Frankfurt later this month. With an exorbitant price tag of €287,658 in Germany or almost €12,000 more than the regular version, the V12-powered model certainly lives up to the “exclusive” part of its name. In fact, it’s the company’s most expensive model you can buy today considering the G650 Landaulet and the Project One hypercar have both been sold out for quite some time.
At €163,125, the V8 model isn’t exactly cheap, either. It costs an extra €17,767 over the standard G63.
Both ride on a set of shiny new 21-inch alloy wheels featuring a five-twin-spoke matte black design with a high-sheen finish in the case of the G63 and a ceramically polished look for the top dog G65. Mercedes will also give buyers the opportunity to opt for a different set of wheels of the same size also with a five-twin-spoke appearance, but with high-sheen rim flanges and side rub strips with inserts featuring faux carbon fiber.
What truly sets the two Gs apart from the others is the AMG monza grey magno matt paint reserved for the Exclusive Edition.
More changes have occurred inside the cabin where the reputable off roader has a fancy instrument panel covered in two-tone leather and comes fitted as standard with sporty AMG seats, also bathed in two-tone leather. Mercedes has six hues to offer for the upholstery, together with carbon fiber or piano lacquer trims, and multicontour seats. Rounding off the tweaks are the AMG steering wheel, red seatbelts, and leather even on the grab handles.
Both G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition will make an appearance at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in less than two weeks. As for the next-generation G-Class, you will have to wait until next year.
Gallery: Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition
Mercedes-AMG G 63 and Mercedes-AMG G 65: Exclusive Edition
Affalterbach. The two top-of-the-range off-roaders from Mercedes-AMG, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and the Mercedes-AMG G 65 (combined fuel consumption: 17.0-13.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 397-322 g/km), are now available as the particularly high-end Exclusive Edition and will be presented at the IAA. The AMG Monza grey magno paint finish is optionally available exclusively for these models.
They sport a dynamic visual appearance thanks to an underride guard of stainless steel, AMG racing stripes on the sides, rub strip inserts in a dark aluminium look and for the first time a spare wheel cover painted in the vehicle colour. This is complemented by the striking AMG light-alloy wheels with tyres of size 295/40 R 21: The G 63 is equipped with 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted matt black with a high-sheen finish. The G 65 features ceramically polished light-alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design. Optionally available for both models are 53.3-cm (21-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in black with high-sheen rim flanges, and side rub strips with inserts in carbon-fibre look. In addition to all the other paint finishes in the colour chart, the AMG monza grey magno matt paint finish is exclusively available as a highlight for the Exclusive Edition.
This special model also has a high-quality interior design: The standard appointments include the designo Exclusive package with two-tone leather-trimmed instrument panel and AMG sport seats with two-tone leather upholstery. There are six attractive colours to choose from for the two-tone designo nappa leather, or as an alternative, customers can opt for two-tone seats in designo nappa leather in three colours with seat side bolsters in black carbon leather. In both variants the seat and door centre panels feature a diamond pattern, which further emphasises the exclusive nature of the interior. Customers have a choice of AMG carbon-fibre or black designo piano lacquer trim. The Seat Comfort package including multicontour seats and climate-controlled seats for driver and front passenger are also on board the Exclusive Edition. Other options available from the designo manufaktur range include red designo seat belts, leather-trimmed grab handles in the headliner and a two-tone AMG Performance steering wheel matching the seat colours.
Prices (suggested manufacturer's retail prices for Germany, including 19% VAT)
- Mercedes-AMG G 63 Exclusive Edition: 163.125,20 euros
- Mercedes-AMG G 65 Exclusive Edition: 287.658,70 euros