It’s improperly called an SUV, but with the Mercedes-AMG division taking care of this G65 Exclusive Edition version we can honestly say some of the off-road prowess has been lost in translation.
Mercedes is on a roll here – they saw people love things such as the in your face opulence of the G650 Landaulet, so Mercedes-AMG decided to come in right beneath the Maybach interpretation, as a servable lieutenant. At home in Germany, this new Exclusive Edition available as the G63 and G65 kicks off at no less than €163,125 and €287,658, respectively. This means the G65 and G650 Landaulet are the most expensive Mercedes vehicles money can buy. The new Exclusive Edition is almost €12,000 more expensive than a regular G65, which is actually not much considering the total price.
For the money the iconic off roader gets a stainless steel underguard and AMG-branded side strips, body-colored spare wheel cover, dark aluminum rub strip inserts, and fancy 21-inch 5-twin-spoke ceramically polished wheels. Regular colors are standard, but one can opt for the matte AMG Monza Grey Magno that is bespoke for this Exclusive Edition. The cabin is adorned with a two-tone dashboard wrapped in leather, two-tone look for the nappa leather upholstery and multicontour heated seats, red seatbelts, leather grab handles, and a two-tone AMG Performance steering wheel.
The G65 has a biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine with 630 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and no less than 737 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque – the sprint will be resolved in 5.3 seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 143 mph (230 kph). Aside from the AMG, Mercedes also presented the Designo Manufaktur Edition for the G350d (€109,878) and G500 (€121,683) – bringing 24 percent money savings when compared to a regular model with the same equipment on.