Published on March 23rd, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Edition 55” Celebrates 55 Years Of AMG
AMG turns 55 years old and they’re celebrating with a special G Wagon.
When it comes to performance, the AMG brand is up there with the best from Germany. They’ve been at it for 55 years, transforming Mercedes-Benz vehicles into track-ready machines. From a 2-man operation in 1967 to the 2,000-employee strong official performance division of Mercedes, the AMG brand has been churning out monstrous machines year after year. To celebrate their 55th anniversary (and to overshadow BMW M’s 50th anniversary), the company is planning a number of ‘birthday surprises’, starting with this – a special edition of the G 63 called the ‘Edition 55’ for an additional 17,850 Euro.
The Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Edition 55″ will be available until October 2022 in either Obsidian Black Metallic or G Manufaktur Opalite White Bright paint. The wheels are a AMG-specific 22” cross-spoke forged alloys in matt tantalum grey paint with a high-sheen rim flange.
AMG Night Package and AMG Night Package II provide contrasting colours on the trim and AMG emblems. The vehicle also gets a silver fuel filler cap with AMG lettering and that completes the exterior changes.
Inside, the Edition 55 gets black and red contrasting upholstery and parts. AMG lettering in the stainless steel door trims is made to glow red, while the black AMG velour floor mats feature red contrast stitching with ‘Edition 55’ woven in.
The AMG Performance steering wheel is wrapped in Dinamica microfibre and features “AMG” and “55” badges. There are 2-tone Nappa leather seats and AMG trim elements in matt-finished carbon fibre.This vehicle also comes with an AMG Indoor Car Cover for protection from dust and scatches.
Here are the specification of the AMG G 63 and a brief history of the G-Class.
Over two decades of the high-performance G‑Class
The first production model of an AMG variant of the G‑Class was launched in 1999 to mark the 20th anniversary of the off-road legend. The G 55 AMG marked the beginning of a new, highly successful chapter in G‑Class history. The 5.5‑litre naturally aspirated eight‑cylinder engine with three‑valve technology and dual ignition produced 260 kW (354 hp) and had a maximum torque of 525 Nm at 3000 rpm. In 2002, the G 63 AMG set new standards. It was the first time a twelve-cylinder engine had been used in the G‑Class. The 6.3‑litre naturally aspirated V12 engine produced 326 kW (444 hp) of power and a sumptuous 620 Nm of maximum torque. The most powerful G‑Class at the time was custom-built at the AMG Manufaktur in Affalterbach at the exclusive request of the customer. This was followed in 2004 by the G 55 AMG with a V8 supercharged engine, an even more powerful high-performance model with 350 kW (476 hp). Another highlight in 2012 was the premiere of the G 65 AMG. Its 450 kW (612 hp) V12 engine achieved 1000 Nm of torque.
The current Mercedes‑AMG G 63 consistently continues the success story. Its unique position among performance SUVs is underpinned by the powerful drive, the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension, the AMG-specific driving programs and the luxurious interior. The AMG 4.0‑litre V8 biturbo engine with 430 kW (585 hp) and 850 Nm maximum torque, a 40:60 ratio all-wheel drive with three differential locks, the extremely fast-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission, the double-wishbone independent front suspension and the adaptive adjustable damping form the basis for the driving performance characteristic of AMG on and off surfaced roads.