AMG – for 55 years these three letters have signified top-level performance, exclusivity, and high driving dynamics worldwide. The G-Class has held a unique position in the AMG portfolio for over two decades and represents the pinnacle of off-road driving performance. Its cult status makes it the ideal ambassador to ring in the 55th anniversary of the performance luxury brand with the Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Edition 55.” Exquisite details underline Mercedes-AMG’s claim to offer customers the highest possible individuality and exclusivity. Limited to 55 units in the U.S., the anniversary model will be available later this year.
“From a two-man start-up in 1967 to a state-of-the-art development site including its own engine manufacturing facility for high-performance vehicles and more than 2000 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 over four decades in the course of its unique career. Its storied history and genuine character makes it the perfect first well-wisher for me on our 55th birthday. And just as the G-Class will lose none of its original character in its future all-electric variant, Mercedes-AMG is also ensuring the hallmark driving performance made in Affalterbach in its electrified future. The departure into the next 55 years of the company’s history will certainly be as exciting and challenging as the task 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 2022 Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Edition 55” is finished in Obsidian Black metallic and features the AMG emblem. 22-inch AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design with a matte grey paint finish and a high-sheen rim flange, as well as the AMG Night Package and AMG Night Package II provide visual contrast. The fuel filler cap in silver chrome with AMG lettering further exemplifies the exceptional attention to detail.
The interior is characterized by contrasting black and red elements. Stainless steel door sill trims with red illuminated AMG lettering welcome the driver. To match, the black AMG floor mats made of high-quality velour feature red contrasting stitching and “Edition 55” lettering woven in red. The AMG Performance steering wheel in Microfiber also commemorates the anniversary with the “AMG” and “55” badges, making this special model an exclusive collector’s item. AMG seats are finished in two-tone Nappa Leather in Classic Red/Black. The exclusive ambience of the interior is rounded off by AMG matte carbon trim elements.
The G 63 “Edition 55” also includes a customized AMG Indoor Car Cover, made from a breathable, tear- resistant synthetic fiber fabric with an antistatic inner fabric made of flannel.