Tempted to place your order for a new Mercedes G-Class? The AMG G63 is the one to have. And if you order yours within the first year of production (in certain markets at least), you could – as with so many other new Benzes, get the Edition 1.
The debut version of Benz’s new performance off-roader, the G63 Edition 1 is all done up, inside and out, in black with red accents. That starts on the outside, where the Edition 1 features matte black bodywork with dark grey graphics at the bottom.
The oversized 22-inch wheels are blacked out as well, distinguished by red rims, hubs, and brake calipers. The black and red appearance continues inside too, with red-stitched black leather seats, red bolsters, and red-tinted carbon-fiber trim.
With or without the Edition 1 treatment, the new Mercedes-AMG G63 boasts Affalterbach’s latest 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. It sends a mammoth 577 HP (585 PS) and an even more impressive 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque through a nine-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels with a 40/60 front-rear torque split.
Big as it is, 4.4 seconds is all it takes to hustle this giant brick of a beast to 60. And if you get it onto the Autobahn, it’ll top out at 137 mph (220 km), or 149 mph (240 km/h) with the optional AMG Driver’s pack.
Along with a proliferation of AMG badges, the Benz performance division’s new signature Panamericana grille distinguishes this G-Wagen from the standard G550. Meanwhile, the three-mode adaptive dampers are in charge of keeping this big machine planted on the road.