Mercedes’ G-Class SUV known as the G-Wagen in some countries had been introduced a long time ago in 1979. The luxury SUV never received a redesign so far, but that’s going to change very soon. The German car manufacturer is currently working on the all-new model. However, today’s vehicle hasn’t said the last word as well. No, because the AMG department prepared a special edition, which will be showcased in ten days at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. To be more precise, they will introduce Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition.
The models will feature almost identical design and features, so the only real difference will lie under the hood. The less potent 2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 Exclusive Edition will use a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine. The unit will produce 571 PS (420 kW) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque as always. The topping military-grade G65 off-roader will also stick to the existing option. It’s a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 with 621bhp and 737lb ft.
In contrast unchanged performance, everything else seems to have some new touches. The exterior changes are quite subtle but very interesting. The Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 Exclusive Editions have unique stainless steel skid plates, AMG racing stripes on the lower section of the doors, as well as Grey Magno matt paint, specially reserved for the Exclusive Edition. In addition, the SUV features special 21-inch wheels. The wheels are using 295/40 profile tires, but what’s more important, the G63 sports matt-black alloy wheels, while the G65 gets carbon-fiber looking wheels.
Inside, both SUVs are getting a two-tone leather treatment for seats and dashboard. The diamond-pattern quilting design will be offered in six color combinations.
The carmaker hasn’t said whether these SUVs will be produced in limited series, but are sure they will. Since they will become available right after the official debut, Mercedes released pricing information already. The Mercedes-AMG G63 Exclusive Edition will start at €163,125 ($193,458), while the awesome G65 Exclusive Edition costs €287,658 ($341,150).