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Mercedes-Benz Is Giving the G-Class a Facelift

Here's a look at the limited-edition models that will be the last of their kind.
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After nearly 40 years of production, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is getting a makeover in 2018, and the automaker is sending the current body style off in style.

As it retires its longest-running production model in history (the first G model launched in 1979), Mercedes-Benz is allotting the United States 100 G550s; 463 of the limited-edition models are being produced for the global market. They are expected to reach dealers in March or April of next year, but pricing is not yet confirmed.


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What we do know is that the G550 Limited Edition will come in "platinum magno" black finish with a white-stitched black leather interior, along with optional chrome and sports packages. 


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Schöckl proved since 1979, referring to the mountain near Graz, Austria, where the G-Class is produced, is stamped on the center armrest.

Standard equipment will include a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, TV tuner, heated windscreen, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Assist, and heat-insulating dark-tinted glass for rear side windows and rear window.

Another limited-edition model, the G 65 Final Edition, will salute the discontinuation of the V-12 Mercedes-AMG G 65.


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The G 65 Final Edition will be offered for $252,690 (P12,823,764.81).

Of the 65 versions being produced worldwide, the U.S. will get 30. Expect to pay for the privilege of claiming one of those models though; the price will be $252,690, almost $29,000 more than a standard 2018 G65.

Of course, the Final Edition comes loaded with extra bronze trim on the mirrors, bumpers, spare-tire cover, and grill. The 21-inch, 10-spoke wheels are also finished in matte bronze. Inside, there's carbon-fiber trim everywhere, and the "designo black" nappa leather has light brown contrast stitching. Also standard: the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 engine with 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.


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The G 65 Final Edition features a black leather interior with brown contrast stitching.

Allocation has not yet been decided, but select dealers will begin to take orders soon, according to a company spokesperson. While the top markets for the G-Class in the United States are Southern California, Texas, South Florida, the New York tri-state area, and Atlanta, other markets will likely be included in the allocation.

Mercedes-Benz is clearly doubling down on the V-12 offering; by the end of 2017, the auto company will offer six 12-cylinder models including the S65 Sedan, Coupe and Convertible, SL, G, and Maybach.

As they say, go big or go home.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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