It was only a couple of days ago when Mercedes unveiled the revamped G63 and already there’s a special edition of the high-performance off-roader. Like with most new models to carry the three-pointed star badge, the amped-up G has gained a limited-run Edition 1 version bringing an assortment of visual tweaks inside and out. As before, the Edition 1 will be offered only for 12 months after the start of production.
Featuring a predominantly black stealthy look, the G63 comes with a few subtle red accents noticeable on the side mirror caps, alloy wheels, and the brake calipers adorned by the “AMG” lettering in black. A closer look at the side profile reveals a nearly invisible grey decal at the bottom of the doors, similar to what the other Edition 1 cars have.
Beyond these mild styling tweaks, it’s the same G63 we already love, complete with the menacing Panamericana grille up front and the signature side exhausts. The old-school turn signals have received a black tint to blend nicely with the nearly all-black exterior.
Gallery: 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 1
Stepping inside the cabin, it carries over the exterior’s black and red theme, with the contrasting hue noticeable on the seats and for the steering wheel’s twelve o’clock marker. A glossy burgundy trim has been applied onto the door panels as well as on the lower section of the center console and on the dashboard-mounted grab handle in front of the passenger. Red stitching for the seats, upper section of the doors, and the dashboard rounds off the changes.
Since the Edition 1 is all about styling, the G63 hasn’t gone through any changes in the engine department. It has the same biturbo 4.0-liter V8 good for 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque, which is enough for an estimated sprint to 60 mph (96 kph) in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph (240 kph) with the AMG Driver’s Package.
We will get to see the new Mercedes-AMG G63 in the metal in March during the Geneva Motor Show ahead of a U.S. launch by the end of the year.
Source: Mercedes-AMG via Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog / Facebook