Mercedes Benz has launched two new special edition models of the G Class, as the iconic SUV moves into its last year of production. The G-Wagon, which has been on sale without a many major upgrades since 1979, was to take its last bow with the introduction of the drop-top Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet special edition. However, Mercedes has offered G-Wagon enthusiasts two new limited editions. While the new models will have a premium price tag like the Landaulet, they will not be limited to 99 units.
The new 'designo manufaktur' edition is available with either a 3-litre, six-cylinder diesel or a 5.4-litre V8 and a choice of three special exterior paint finishes and comes with five-spoke AMG alloy wheels as standard. This edition will be priced from €109,878.65 in Europe depending on the powertrain.
Inside the designo manufaktur, there's piano black lacquer trim pieces, nappa leather appointments and a sports steering wheel plus seats that can automatically raise or lower their temperature, and illuminated door sills.
Then there's the G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG Exclusive Editions, the latter of which will cost €287,658.70. But, in that money, customers get a stainless steel underguard, exclusive alloy wheels, and AMG body enhancements on the outside, and lashings of the finest quality animal hide on the inside.
On the inside, the exclusive editions get two-tone leather, and the seats and door panels have a quilted leather finish. Parts of the dashboard console that aren't wrapped in hide are finished in a choice of carbon fibre or Piano black lacquered veneer.