The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been in the scene since 1979 and now, with the introduction of the new “designo manufaktur” individualisation programme, the German carmaker offers customisation options for their ancient trucklet. And as recognition of the G-Wagen’s loyal customer base in the Middle East, specifically the UAE, Mercedes-Benz Cars has created four “designo manufaktur” Mercedes-AMG G 63 editions, exclusively for the GCC.
Each of these special editions is finished with exclusive colours referenced by the region’s indigenous environment namely, Gulf Falcon, Blue Oryx, Red Cobra and Pearl Oyster, and limited to only 63 vehicles per edition, and are available for pre-order.
With the purchase of each of these unique G-Class vehicles, customers will also receive “The Key Vault” – a customised box which will indicate the edition number (e.g. 1 of 63) and a body-mounted badge.
Customers can also pick from an large line-up of light-alloy wheels painted in black. In addition, these variants get various inlays for the exterior side rub strips, available in either black or a carbon-fibre look. The look is completed with the stainless steel ring for the spare wheel cover, painted either in black or in the body colour.
The Night Package, distinguished by its design features in black, previously known to be available with other passenger car models is now also available for the G-Class. Exterior mirror housings, flared wheel arches, bumpers and the roof are finished in black. The inlays on the exterior side rub strip and the light-alloy wheels are painted in black. The Night Package is also supplemented by heat-insulating, dark-tinted glass.
The new editions will also include the designo leather upholstery in the colours like saddle brown, deep-sea blue, silk beige and mocha brown. The top-stitching on the seats, head restraints, dashboard, door handles, armrests and even the handbrake lever are matched with the upholstery colours. The colour combinations designo leather mocha brown/black with topstitching in dark tobacco, or designo leather deep-sea blue/black with top-stitching in deep-sea blue are also available for the seats, dashboard, centre console and steering wheel.
And last but not least, with the DINAMICA Interior package, customers can get the AMG performance steering wheel wrapped in black nappa leather, with the grip area trimmed in DINAMICA microfibre, as well as the seat and door centre panels along with the roof liner, seats, head restraints, dashboard, door handles, armrest and handbrake with white topstitching. Other interior details include the coloured seat belts in designo red and the leather-covered grab handles on the roof liner.
So basically, these “exclusive” editions are just appearance packages and do not add to the performance of the fast but uncomfortably harsh-riding G63 AMG.