- the 2022 mercedes-amg g63 gets a special edition 55 treatment to celebrate amg's 55th anniversary.
- the g63 edition 55 includes unique exterior graphics as well as a red-and-black interior with "55" references throughout.
- mercedes-amg says it'll be limited to 55 copies in the u.s. when it goes on sale later this year.
in 1967, mercedes engineers hans werner aufrecht and erhard melcher first laid the foundation for what would become the brand's high-performance amg division. now, 55 years later, mercedes is commemorating that milestone with a specially designed 2022 mercedes-amg g63 dubbed edition 55, of which only 55 copies will come to america.
the edition 55 isn't an ostentatious interpretation of the g63. in fact, only subtle exterior graphics on the lower part of its doors distinguish it from other g-wagens. however, its appearance has been specially curated for this configuration. that means every version features 22-inch forged wheels with a multispoke design and amg's night appearance packages, which include numerous black exterior accents. the g63 edition 55 pictured here wears g manufaktur opalite white paint. however, mercedes says that color is reserved for other markets; u.s. models only come in obsidian black metallic.
inside, the g63 edition 55's color scheme is also predetermined. the seats feature black-and-red nappa leather, with red accents also appearing on the interior door panels. the trim on the doors, center console, and surrounding the instrument panel and infotainment system is matte carbon fiber. of course, it wouldn't be a special edition without the obligatory badging, as seen by the "55" engraved on the bottom of the steering and "edition 55" woven into the floor mats. the amg logo illuminated in red is also integrated into the stainless-steel doorsills.
the 2022 amg g63 is powered by a hand-built 577-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system with three locking differentials. despite weighing nearly three tons, we tested a 2019 model that hit 60 mph in an incredible 3.9 seconds. while more recently mercedes has struggled with supply-chain issues that impacted v-8 production for the 2022 model year, causing certain models to be suspended, the company has since reinstated several of them, including the 2022 g63.
unfortunately, the availability of v-8–powered benzes is still limited, but fans of the mercedes-amg g63 now know there will be at least 55 available in the u.s. market. however, a company spokesman told car and driver that the edition 55 isn't available to order and that customers should contact their local dealer for further details. mercedes says the edition 55 will be available later this year, but the company hasn't yet announced pricing for any member of the 2023 g63 lineup.