Mercedes has announced plans to introduce the SLS AMG Desert Gold and the G 55 AMG Edition 79 at the Dubai Motor Show.
The Desert Gold features an attention-grabbing exterior with a matt gold paint scheme, gloss black accents, and black AMG wheels which measure 9.5 x 19 at the front and 11.0 x 20 at the rear. Inside, the car boasts sports seats, a solid carbon-fiber center console, and various other carbon fiber accents.
Like the standard SLS AMG, the Desert Gold is powered by a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine that produces 563 hp and 650 Nm of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph).
While the Desert Gold will not go into production, Mercedes stated "...given sufficient customer demand, this special gold paint finish could become available as an individual optional extra."
On the other hand, the G 55 AMG Edition 79 will be built exclusively for the Middle East. Named after the year the G-Class went into production (1979), the Edition 79 features a matt "designo magno alanite grey" paint job, a font crash bar, 19-inch AMG wheels, and chrome accents. For the interior, Mercedes added two-tone (black and sand) designo leather seats, carbon-fiber trim, and an individually numbered Edition 79 badge. Production will be limited to 79 units.