Mercedes is gradually phasing out the G as it prepares to launch a brand-new model.Mercedes-AMG is sending off the V12-powered G65 with a limited-edition model named Final Edition. The Final Edition stands out from the standard G65 with bronze accents on the bumper, around the grille, on the 21-inch alloy wheels, and on the spare tire cover. Flat black running boards and tail pipes add a contrasting touch to the look.
The look continues inside with bronze piping and stitching on the seats, carbon fiber-look inserts in the upholstery, carbon fiber trim, and an "Edition" emblem in the grab handle. Mercedes also added an AMG Performance steering wheel and the Seat Comfort package, two items usually found on the list of options.
There are no mechanical modifications to report. the G65 Final Edition relies on a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine tuned to provide 630 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque over a broad range that stretches from 2,300 to 4,300 rpm. That's enough to propel the boxy SUV from zero to 62 mph in 5.3 seconds, and on to a top speed that's electronically limited to 142 mph.
Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the G's time-tested four-wheel drive hardware. It's expensive and fast, but the G65 can hold its own off the beaten path.
Speaking of price, we hope you're on good terms with your banker. The Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition starts at over 310,000 euros, a sum which converts to roughly $365,000. Production is strictly limited to 65 examples, and as of writing it doesn't sound like we'll see this posh off-roader in the United States.
Mercedes is beginning to thin the G-Class lineup because a brand-new model is right around the corner. It will look a lot like the current G, which has been on the market since 1979, but it will be entirely new under the sheet metal. We expect to see it at a major auto show next year.