Published on June 29th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
The Mercedes-Benz G500 Final Edition Is The Brand’s Send Off To The V8
Luckily, the Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 is not going anywhere though
Well, another victim has been claimed by the rapidly expanding phenomenon of electrification. The latest in the long list of vehicles to lose their large and/or high displacement engines is none other than the Mercedes-Benz G500 which will debut a 2024 Final Edition model which will be the last eight cylinder G500.
Only 1,500 units of the Mercedes-Benz G500 Final Edition will be made, and after that, for the 2024 model year, the G500 will feature a smaller six-cylinder powertrain instead. Well, it has been a good run but 30 years after the launch of the V8 Mercedes-Benz G 500 GE, the sun sets on its V8.
Moreover, to remind owners that this Mercedes-Benz G500 Final Edition is the swansong of the V8 it features many unique features such as a “Stronger than time” text applied to the indoor car cover as well as door sill trims and the grab handles have “Final Edition” lettering, which is also found on the back of the key.
The Mercedes-Benz G500 Final Edition also comes in Obsidian Black, Opalith White Magno, and Olive Magno, each in only 500 units. All models will also get a “Final Edition” decal along with a chrome contour for the spare wheel cover.
The car is also fitted with 20-inch double-spoke AMG wheels as well as a body-colored finish if one chooses the Olive Magno paint. As for the other two colors, the wheels will be finished in black. All models also feature embossed logos on the doorknobs.
On top of that, nearly every surface of the Mercedes-Benz G500 Final Edition is covered in Nappa leather including the cargo compartment. The car also gets the Burmester surround sound system, two-tone seats, and a leather headliner with the center section colored with diamond stitching as well.
Under the hood, not much has changed as the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is still used and it also still makes 416hp and 610Nm of torque. Mercedes-Benz will make these final V8-powered G500 units from September until March 2024 so be sure to stay up to date with all the latest at Mercedes-Benz.
At least the internal combustion engine (ICE) G-Class is not disappearing just yet and this will be complemented by a fully electric EQG on the same platform, complete with boxy styling. Still, it is very sad to see the V8 go but soon, four-cylinders may be the biggest engines on the road and that will be a very sad day indeed.