Mercedes-AMG G-Class Exclusive Editions heading to Frankfurt

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Mercedes-AMG G 63 Exclusive Edition, AMG Monza grau.;Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 13,8 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 322 g/km*Mercedes-AMG G 63 Exclusive Edition, AMG monza grey.;Fuel consumption combined: 13.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 322 g/km*

Rappers, footballers and members of the Russian Mafia all love AMG's take on the Mercedes G-Class, which adds insane amounts of power and immaculately stitched leather to what was, at one time, a rough-and-tumble offroader. Now those not content with the 'standard' G 63 and G 65 models can go one further, with the new Exclusive Edition. It's an even more luxurious trim level to top the AMG G-Class range, and will go on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The standard specifications of the G 63 and G 65 models are already pretty crazy. Fitted with either a 5.5-litre V8 or monstrous 6.0-litre V12 producing 563 and 621bhp respectively, the 2.5-tonne SUV is capable of out-accelerating many a sports car. That's combined with off-road ability which will shame almost anything short of a Range Rover, and a sumptuously trimmed interior kitted out with every bit of tech you can imagine. It's fair to say that both the G 63 and G 65 are true multi-purpose vehicles.


Mercedes-AMG G-Class Exclusive Editions heading to Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG G-Class Exclusive Editions heading to Frankfurt Motor Show

The new Exclusive Edition doesn't alter the basic structure of the vehicle in any way. Instead, it's focused on styling, inside and out. Mercedes-AMG claims a 'dynamic visual appearance' courtesy of a stainless steel underride guard, AMG racing stripes, dark aluminium rubbing strips and a body-coloured spare wheel cover.

The Exclusive editions sport 21-inch light-alloy wheels – painted matte black on the G 63 and ceramically polished on the G 65, while optional for both cars are black-painted wheels with high-sheen rim flanges.
Both cars can also be specced in a unique AMG Monza Grey Magno matte-effect paint finish, adding an extra dash of exclusivity to the Exclusive edition.

Inside, the G 63 and G 65 Exclusive editions are kitted out with leather aplenty – two-tone leather sports seats, as well as leather door cards and a two-tone leather instrument binnacle. A choice of carbon fibre or piano black trim is available for the dashboard, while customers can optionally spec climate-controlled multicontour seats, leather-trimmed grab handles and a two-tone AMG Performance steering wheel.
As you might expect, this luxury, off-road ability and power doesn't come cheap. Ignoring for a moment the 322 or 397g/km CO2 emissions, or a best-case 17mpg, the £150,000 starting price tag for the G 63 model should get you to sit up and take notice.

But if you really want those extra four cylinders, be prepared to dig deep, as the V12 G 65 starts from a mind-bending £264,000.

The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 and G 65 Exclusive Editions will be displayed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, as a welcome antidote to the plethora of small and cute electric concepts on show.