As beastly as ever.
The Mercedes G-Class has been around since 1979. Yes, it’s been updated repeatedly over the years, but the basic platform remains the same. That’s all about to change come 2019 when an all-new G-Class arrives. Until then, however, Mercedes is making sure its current icon goes out in style with the new Mercedes-AMG G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition. Both are already considered the top-of-the-line G-Class, but the new Exclusive Edition goes a step further.
The exterior is an exclusive AMG Monza grey magno finish, which is optional. There’s also a sport dynamic visual appearance, specifically the underride stainless steel guard, AMG racing stripes on the sides, rub strip inserts in a dark aluminum and spare wheel covered in the vehicle’s paint color. The G63 comes with 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels painted in matt black, while the G65 features ceramically polished light-alloys with the same 5-twin-spoke design. Both SUVs can be had with optional 21-inch alloys. Step inside and you’ll be welcomed by the Exclusive package, featuring a two-tone leather-trimmed instrument panel and AMG sport seats, also covered in two-tone upholstery.
Buyers can choose from a variety of two-tone color schemes as well. Both SUVs feature diamond pattern seat and door center panel inserts, as well as a choice of AMG carbon fiber or black designo lacquer trim. There’s also a Seat Comfort package with multicontour and climate-controlled seats for both driver and front passenger. What’s under the hood remains unchanged; either a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with 544 hp, or 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 with 612 hp. Pricing? Not exactly cheap. The AMG G63 Exclusive Edition starts at 163,125 Euros while the G65 begins at a hearty 287,658 Euros.