Japan-exclusive Mercedes-AMG G63 to be released for 50th anniversary

Article by Christian A., on May 12, 2017

If you fancy owning any automaker's limited edition releases then the Land of the Rising Sun is the place to be. Following the anticipated release of the CLA 180 donned in a Star Wars theme, Mercedes-Benz is back at it again with another limited edition in a more appealing AMG guise. The German automaker will be releasing a one of a kind G63 AMG 50th Anniversary Edition to celebrate Mercedes-AMG's 50 years in the automotive biz. However, Mercedes G63 will only be limited to Japan.

The 50th Anniversary Edition G63 will have only 50 units, and will be painted in Mauritius metallic paint that will give an even more premium look to the G63. The roof, fenders, contrast, mirrors and even the side trim will have the classy gloss black finish. To match the shadow look, a set of 20 inch AMG five spoke wheels is also fitted. Red callipers are also attached behind the black wheels that show off the large brakes.

Not to be left behind when it comes to swanky designs, Mercedes created an interior that boasts of high class Designo leather with diamond stitching. The interior of the G56 is also offered in 4 2-tone shades. In particular, 24 units will be produced in Porcelain white, 15 will have a black interior, 6 boasting of a Mocha Brown interior, and the last 5 will have a Saddle Brown toned interior. 3 of them will be bearing black leather for a 2-tone design. For a sporty look, an AMG Carbon Fiber trim package will seal the deal.

The exclusive G63 comes equipped with a 5.5 L biturbo V8 that will generate an impressive 563hp (420 kW) and 561 lb-ft (761 Newton-meters). The powerful output will be delivered via a 7-speed automatic gearbox. It will launch the unique SUV up to an astonishing 60 miles per hour (97 km per hour) only needing just 5.3 seconds and an electronically restricted top speed of around 130 mph (209 kph).

As of now, we are left guessing how much this Mercedes-AMG Japan-exclusive unit will cost. The German automaker also revealed that the unique vehicle will bear a price tag of 22,200,00 yen including the consumption tax. Converted to US currency, it will translate to around $194,850 based on the current exchange rates. For this amount of money, your wads of yen can already purchase no less than 26 models of the brand new Daihatsu Mira e:S car. But in the end, it's all a matter of preference and taste. And of course, it also depends on how deep your pockets are.

The German automaker is recently producing the next-gen G-Class. The current spy shots revealed that the vehicle in question has retained a rugged feature, and there's a fresh platform beneath the vehicle that is expected to considerably reduce the weight of the automobile. Different body styles too are seen in the future lineage that includes a long-wheelbase variant.

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