The new G-Class models arrive just five months before a more contemporary G-Class model - featuring an all-aluminium body, wider tracks, significant weight reduction and a newly styled interior - is expected to make its public premiere at the 2018 Detroit motor show. It is planned to be sold alongside an updated version of the original G-Class.
New to the G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition is a unique grey paint finish, a stainless running kick plate integrated within the lower edge of the front bumper, AMG racing stripes along the lower section of the doors, body protection elements in a dark aluminium look and a spare wheel cover painted in the vehicle colour.
The G63 Exclusive Edition receives 21in matt-black alloy wheels shod with 295/40 profile tyres. The G65 uses different-looking alloys with inserts in carbonfibre look but in the same size and with the same-sized tyres.
Inside, the two limited-volume models sport an instrument panel in two-tone leather, as well as sport seats with similarly styled two–tone leather upholstery featuring diamond-pattern quilting and integrated air conditioning. Buyers can choose between six colour combinations for the leather, along with either carbonfibre or back piano lacquer trim elements.
Both the G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition retain the same power and output as their standard siblings. The G63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 producing 563bhp and 560lb ft of torque, while the G65 runs a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 with 621bhp and 737lb ft.
Mercedes-AMG has yet to announce UK pricing for the two models. In Germany, they are priced at €163,125 and €287,658 respectively.