Do you feel the need for a ridiculously overpowered off-roader in your life? You may have been drawn to our recent autobahn-blasting road trip in Mercedes-AMGâ€™s ludicrous G 63, the 571hp 4×4 based on the seemingly eternal G-Wagen.
However, if youâ€™re considering adding the over-the-top mud-plugger to your stable, you may want to act quickly; this Mercedes-AMG G 63 Exclusive Edition is touted to be the end of the line for the original G-Wagen, with an all-new replacement rumoured to debut at next yearâ€™s Detroit Motor Show.
So, what does â‚¬163,125.20 get you? Well, the G 63 Exclusive Edition â€“ to be publically unveiled at the IAA in Frankfurt next week â€“ gets a stainless steel sump guard up front, AMG racing stripes (because why the hell not!) and, for the first time on a G-Class, a body-coloured spare wheel cover.
The Mercedes-Benz G 63 Exclusive Edition also comes with 21-inch alloys with a matt black â€˜high-sheenâ€™ finish. Yep, we donâ€™t know how you get matt to have a sheen eitherâ€¦
On the 6.0-litre V12-engined G 65 version, the standard wheels get a ceramic polished finish while both models can also be kitted out with high-sheen rim flanges and carbon-fibre inserts in the side strips that run down the G-Wagenâ€™s flanks.
In addition to the usual colour palette thereâ€™s also the option of AMG Monza Grey â€˜Magnoâ€™ paint too, which is, er, exclusive to the Exclusive Edition.
Inside, the special edition AMG G-Class gets a two-tone leather pack, available in six alternative colours. In addition to this, customers can opt for a two-tone nappa leather pack (available in three different hues).
The latter comes with the seatsâ€™ side bolsters trimmed in black carbon leather, just for a little added bling because, yâ€™know, the AMG G 63 and G 65 just donâ€™t stand out enough as standard.
If you really dig the two-tone look, you can even get the steering wheel trimmed in a dual-colour design that matches your seats, while the interior trim comes in either piano black or AMG carbon fibre.
Yep, itâ€™s all a little bit ridiculous (especially when you consider the top-of-the-range G 65 version starts at â‚¬287,658.70. But, as we found out, thereâ€™s something amusingly endearing about AMGâ€™s tuned-up G-Wagen and the Exclusive Edition might just be your last chance to experience this for yourselfâ€¦