The OG: Mercedes reveals Final Edition G-Class

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 by

After just about four decades of service Mercedes is finally ready to discontinue the legendary G-Class with a AED1.35 million send-off

final edition g-class

Well, there it is people, we’ll need to mark the end of an era and start a new calendar because the Mercedes G-Class is finally nearing the end of the line.

This is good news and bad news, because on the one hand it’ll be hard saying goodbye to the venerable Geländewagen that’s been so dutifully serving soldiers, social workers, soccer moms, and sheikhs, since 1979. On the other hand, discontinuation of the old G-Class means there is a new G-Class coming…

But not before one last hurrah of course, a rather loud 6.0-litre, twin-turbo, V12-engined, quad-piped hurrah. Naturally, in order to milk the G-Class for all its, no, wait… to celebrate the G-Class’ enduring worth, the Germans are doing the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition limited to 65 examples worldwide, each priced at a perfectly reasonable AED1.35 million…

final edition g-class

And if you’re reading this now that the news is out you’re probably already too late for the order books. The Final edition features an Affalterbach hand-assembled V12 worth 630 horsepower and 1,000Nm of torque from 2,300rpm, which means it’ll do zero to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds despite being a tractor. Top speed is also 230km/h which proves aerodynamics really don’t matter when you just make up your own physics.

Mercedes even goes as far as claiming the 6.0-litre engine is particularly efficient, although Affalterbach’s engineers have likely never been to a Friday night rev-off at The Walk.

final edition g-class

For you million and change, you’ll be getting a Final Edition decked out on 21-inch wheels with bronze detailing, and other matte bronze highlights on the underguard, bumper trim bits, exterior mirrors, and the spare wheel cover. On the inside the special black leather package gets light-brown stitching and carbon fibre-look leather with more bronze details.

As for the next-gen G-Class so far there have only been spy sightings, but you can expect a fully digital dash, and technically a vastly different car built around a much more modern vehicle architecture.

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