Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 1 Looks Suitably Menacing

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.

Check it out in these initial images, furnished by the Mercedes-Benz Passion blog and brought to our attention by our friends at Motor1.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I know ill get crap for this. because oh my gawd its a merc. BUT, if someone gave me this (yes i know I am dreaming) but if that did happen, I would sell it and buy a loaded new wrangler 4dr and put the rest towards a mortgage.


      If you’d be talking about the old G class, I would’ve disagreed. But with the greater refinement the wrangler has now and the lack of a solid front axle on the G Class, I totally agree.

    • seriously

      so you would spend over 50k for a Wranger??? thats sillier to me than spending 100k for a G class. If you were really after value you wouldnt be doing either…..which is why it doesnt make sense to me at all either way youre overpaying why not have the car that has the interior and exterior to match its price tag. You could just as well buy an off roader much less than a loaded Wrangler and put the rest towards a mortgage its like saying Im going to be completely illogical but the fact its not a Mercedes will justify it lol

      • Merc1

        He’ll never had to worry about either scenario.


      • nastinupe

        Well both vehicles hold their values pretty well in the gray market. I definitely wouldn’t purchase a G63 new though. Give it about 3 or 4 years and the price will drop to about 60% of the new price, then buy one. After that the price should hold. You would be hard pressed to find a 10 – 15 year old G for under $40,000. As for Wrangler, they usually don’t drop under about $15,000. So try to find a good one close to those figures and you can’t go wrong. I mean, there will be some depreciation, but imagine buying a G for $65,000 and then 8 years later selling it for $40,000. Or a Wrangler for $25,000 and selling it for $17,000 8 years down the road. That’s not that bad.

    • Merc1

      Which is why you aren’t the target demographic.


    • Bash

      And i would buy it from you. hehe
      at least it will be discounted, coz you know, you cant sell with the same dealership prices.

    • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

      if some one gave me this , i would sell and get the old one — this new one is too modern for my liking


    Wished they’d give the option for proper off-road wheels. Would look so much better than these ones – more professional than poser.

  • seriously

    Those wheels really cheapen it; those black wheels with the red stripe belong on a Civic Type R not a G class Mercedes and their one editions are typically tacky like that yellow striped C63…what were they thinking at least this one they just ruined the wheels

  • PK

    Sick! Absolutely sick! WTG AMG!!!! <3

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