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Curtain call: Mercedes-AMG bids farewell to the G-Class

'Exclusive Edition' SUV gets a unique paint scheme and climate-controlled seats

The Mercedes-AMG G-Class occupies its own distinct space in the SUV market. Its off-road ability rivals that of the Land Rover Defender, but it also comes with the same level of luxury as Mercedes' most exclusive saloons.

With a new version of the ageing SUV in the works, the marque has announced two new limited-edition G-Class models to send off the plush wagon. 

Both models are called the "Exclusive Edition” and come with AMG racing stripes down each side of the car, along with a matte dark grey paint scheme and black wheels with high-sheen highlights. 

The Exclusive Edition models can be specced in either G63 or G65 trim, which come with a 5.5-litre turbocharged V8 or a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine respectively. Power output is unchanged over the regular AMG G-Class, says Autocar, with G63 models producing 563bhp and the G65 delivering 621bhp.  

In the interior, Mercedes-AMG has made several styling tweaks that help separate the Exclusive Edition models from the regular G-Class. 

The carmaker’s Designo Exclusive interior styling comes as standard, says Auto Express, as well as two-tone leather upholstery. Climate-controlled seats for the driver and front passenger are also available as standard through the Seat Comfort package. 

Prices for the final G-Class SUVs start at about £150,000 for the V8-engined G63, while the V12-powered G65 enters at about £263,100. 

Fans can check out both cars at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, which runs from 14 to 24 September.

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