Mercedes Benz bids farewell to the iconic G Class with two 2017 special editions

The G-Wagon was to take its last bow with the introduction of the drop-top Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet special edition

By: | Published: May 5, 2017 11:20 AM

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.

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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.

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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.