Mercedes-Benz has revealed images and a scant amount of information about a new G-Wagen special edition called the G-Class Edition 550.
This special G is based on the G 550 model, meaning it gets the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that’s good for 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. You can specify the exterior in one of three colors: Jupiter Red, Arabian Gray and Moonlight White. The latest of these, Moonlight White (seen in the gallery above), is a new Manufaktur color released alongside this special edition. You will notice that the Edition 550 has a “1 of 200” badge, indicating that Mercedes will only make 200 of these in this spec.
You’ll find a similar marking to the Edition 550 in the interior, where it says “1 of 200” on the passenger seat handle. Mercedes says the Edition 550 will be available for a wide variety of interior options “from two-tone Nappa leather upholstery with diamond stitching to Active Multicontour seats and carbon fiber trim.” The only photos show a G-Class with a white/black two-tone interior that screams ‘I’m rich’ in a million different ways.
Mercedes won’t say what the Edition 550 will cost – this news comes to us the same day as separate information telling us that the price of the G-Wagen will go up – nor when the model will be available. With the demand for G-Wagens still going through the roof, you can bet that the answer to the first question will be “a lot”.
We will update this post with more information when Mercedes provides it to us.