Two days ago already suspected, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Edition 55” is now actually available as an exclusive special model. Namely for the anniversary "55 years of AMG". AMG – these three letters have stood for top automotive performance, exclusivity and high driving dynamics worldwide for 55 years now. The G-Class has had a unique position in the AMG portfolio for over two decades and is therefore the king of off-road performance. Its cult status makes it the ideal ambassador to herald the 55th anniversary of the sports car and performance brand - with the special model Mercedes-AMG G 63 "Edition 55". Particularly exquisite equipment details underscore the Mercedes‑AMG claim of offering customers the greatest possible individuality and exclusivity. The anniversary model can be ordered from now until October 2022. More birthday surprises will follow in the coming months.
Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Edition 55”
"From a two-man start-up in 1967 to a state-of-the-art development site including its own engine factory for high-performance vehicles and more than 2.000 excellently qualified employees in 2022 - the success story of Mercedes‑AMG over the past 55 years is simply impressive. The same applies to the G‑Class, which has remained true to itself for more than four decades in the course of its unique career. Her long history and her still unadulterated character makes her the perfect first wisher for our 55th birthday for me. And just as the future all-electric variant of the G-Class will not lose anything of its original character, Mercedes-AMG also guarantees the typical driving performance made in Affalterbach in its electrified future. The start into the next 55 years of the company's history will certainly be as exciting and challenging as the task that our company founders Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher set themselves back then," says Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH.
The Mercedes‑AMG G 63 “Edition 55” is available in obsidian black metallic or G manufaktur opalith white bright paintwork. There is foil on both sides of the vehicle with the AMG coat of arms and an implied AMG rhombus in a color-coordinated manner. Exciting contrasts are created by the 22-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels painted matt tantalum gray with a high-sheen rim flange, as well as the AMG Night Package and the AMG Night Package II.
The interior is characterized by the contrast in black and red. Door sill finishers in stainless steel with AMG lettering illuminated in red greet the driver. Matching this, the black AMG floor mats made of high-quality velor have red contrasting stitching and "Edition 55" lettering woven in red. The AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre also commemorates the birthday with the "AMG" and "55" badges and makes the special model an exclusive collector's item. The AMG seats in a specific design are covered with two-tone nappa leather in classic red/black. The exclusive ambience of the interior is rounded off by the AMG matt carbon trim elements. The scope of delivery includes a tailor-made AMG indoor car cover. With its breathable outer skin made of tear-resistant synthetic fiber fabric and the anti-static inner fabric made of flannel, it protects the vehicle from dust and scratches in the garage. The exclusive special model is now available with the "AMG Edition 55" equipment package at an additional cost of 17.850 euros ordered.
55 years of Mercedes‑AMG success story
The company, founded in 1967 by the engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, has continued to expand its position as an extremely successful performance and sports car brand through numerous successes in motorsport and the development of unique road vehicles. Today, the Affalterbach-based company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes‑Benz Group AG and the sporting spearhead of the group. The focus of each of the now more than 2.000 employees is the brand promise "Driving Performance", which combines the core strengths of AMG: cutting-edge technology and a passion for dynamic, emotional products.
The current portfolio of Mercedes‑AMG includes more than 50 vehicles with a performance range from 225 kW (306 hp) to 620 kW (843 hp) system output in the first performance hybrid from Affalterbach, the Mercedes‑AMG GT 63 SE PERFORMANCE. The selection ranges from performance vehicles in different body types to completely independently developed sports cars such as the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door or the new Mercedes-AMG SL. The drive range has also been continuously developed in line with market requirements and customer requests and currently offers efficiency-optimized combustion engines with four, six or eight cylinders. In addition, Mercedes‑AMG is consistently pursuing the path of the future of driving performance: under the E PERFORMANCE label, performance hybrids with a unique drive layout and technology from Formula 1 are offered. The portfolio also includes fully electric AMG derivatives based on the Group's own EVA2 platform. Completely independent battery-electric AMG models based on the new electrical architecture (AMG.EA), developed entirely in-house, will also follow in the near future. With 145.979 vehicles delivered in 2021 and growth of 16,7 percent, Mercedes-AMG started the anniversary year with a record figure.
More than two decades of high-performance G‑Class
The first production model of an AMG variant of the G-Class was launched in 1999 on the occasion of the off-road legend's 20th birthday. A new, highly successful chapter in the history of the G-Class began with the G 55 AMG. The 5,5-litre eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with three-valve technology and dual ignition developed 260 kW (354 hp) and had a maximum torque of 525 Nm at 3000 rpm. In 2002, the G 63 AMG set new standards. With it, a twelve-cylinder engine made its way into the G‑Class for the first time. The 6,3‑litre V12 naturally aspirated engine developed an output of 326 kW (444 hp) and a generous maximum torque of 620 Nm. The most powerful G‑Class at the time was produced as a one-off at the AMG factory in Affalterbach at the exclusive request of a customer. An even more powerful high-performance model with 2004 kW (55 hp) followed in 8 with the G 350 AMG with V476 supercharged engine. Another highlight was the premiere of the G 2012 AMG in 65. Its 450 kW (612 hp) V12 engine achieved 1.000 Nm of torque.
The current Mercedes‑AMG G 63 consistently continues the success story. Its unique position among performance off-road vehicles is underpinned by the powerful drive, the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension, the AMG-specific drive programs and the luxurious interior. The AMG 4,0-litre V8 biturbo engine with 430 kW (585 hp) and 850 Nm maximum torque, the rear-biased all-wheel drive (40:60) with three differential locks form the basis for the AMG Driving Performance on and off the beaten track , the extremely fast-shifting 9‑speed automatic transmission, the double wishbone independent front suspension and the adaptive adjustable damping.
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Mercedes-AMG G 63 "Edition 55" - exclusive special model for the anniversary "55 years of AMG"
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