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Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50 years with special edition G63

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AutoIndustriya.com / Mercedes-Benz Japan | May 11, 2017 12:22

G63 50th Anniversary Edition limited to 50 units, strictly Japan only

Following the release of the Star Wars themed CLA 180 in Japan last week, the country is getting another special edition Mercedes-Benz albeit in a more powerful AMG guise and once again strictly limited to the region. Mercedes-Benz Japan has released the G63 50th Anniversary Edition, to commemorate Mercedes-AMG's 50 years in the business.

Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50 years with special edition G63

The 50th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 50 units only, all of which will be finished in Mauritus Blue metallic paint. To add contrast and give it a more menacing look, the side mirrors, fender extensions, bumpers and trim are finished in black. To complement the blackened trim, the 20-inch AMG five-spoke wheels were also painted black. Meanwhile, the red calipers behind the blackened wheels show off the huge brakes.

Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50 years with special edition G63

Going inside, the G-Wagen features high-end Designo leather finished with diamond stitching. All 50th Anniversary Edition's interior will also come with two-tone shades to match the black-blue exterior, with four available colors to pick from. To round up the interior look, Mercedes-AMG has also included the carbon fiber trim package giving the inside a sportier look.

Powering the 50th Anniversary Edition is still the same 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8, producing 563 horsepower and 761 Nm of torque, found on the standard G63. Same goes for the transmission, which retains the seven-speed automatic gearbox.  

Given that Mercedes-Benz is currently developing the next generation G-Class, it would be no surprise the 50th Anniversary Edition comes as of the many runout models of the current generation. Expect more runout models in special edition guise as Mercedes-Benz depletes their stock of G-Wagens in preparation for the next generation G-Class.