Even if it's from BMW.
Mercedes is a company that, much like its rivals, is constantly pushing boundaries. As a business, this means looking for more ways to make money. Sometimes, it doesn't always work out well, and odd niche vehicles that haven't become hits are the result. One key example is the R-Class. Still, things have improved and Merc now knows exactly what its buyers want. This is evidenced by an increase of 200 percent in special orders as part of the Designo Manufaktur program, and now, Mercedes is capitalizing further, offering even competitor paint finishes for those who are willing to pay extra for just the right look.
The Manufaktur program started five years ago and was once limited to just the G-Class, with the AMG GT coupe and roadster, E-Class, and S-Class also having access eventually. However, the offering has now been expanded to include not just current special Mercedes options but also older finishes, even those from models of the 50s and 60s. Should that still not be enough variety for you, you can now request finishes from other manufacturers, depending on availability. So if you're a Merc fan but you really like the San Marino Blue finish on a BMW M4 CS, that could now be possible.
To launch the expanded offering, Merc has supplied images of two AMG models in special paint. The S63 cabriolet is finished in Designo Manufaktur Deep Green, and the E63 wagon is finished in DM Steel Blue, a color that was once exclusive to the Sprinter. If you've got serious money to burn, you can go crazy with interior options too. If you've ordered a Maybach of some sort, you can get pretty much any interior surface covered in your own bespoke leather finish. While the Light Brown Exclusive Nappa in the S63 cabriolet and the AMG Black Exclusive Nappa in the E63 wagon both look tremendous, we have no doubt that this will also open the door to some ghastly color choices.