2016 G-Class Adds New Colors, Black Packs and Designo Cabin + We Rename The Colors V Offensively

g63 2016 colors

After the G-Class Crazy Colors Edition, Mercedes is pulling back a bit and going more tasteful for its latest factory-customized SUV flagships.

EVEN among this color-mad photochopper… the G63 Crazy Colors are OTT.  We would need much deeper tints for the windows to venture out in Raspberry Beret Purple or Psychotic Break Green.

And it appears buyers are suddenly shy and demure too. Those deep-thinking G-Class fans apparently want to class it up a bit for 2016.  Suggested names for these new colors?  Casket bronze, Arabian Racing Pyrite, Rivercorpse Blue and Dirty Diaper Brown.

Just snarking…  The new shades are lovely; very premium and timeless.2016 G-Class Colors 17

Upgraded options and trims outside include a half-dozen new colors, black-painted alloys in various styles, and even a full Night pack to black out most of the exterior. Mercedes will now style those hideous body-side moldings of the G-Class in carbon-fiber — but we wish they would just remove them completely and fill in the holes.  A black roof is a new option for all G-wagens, while the top-dong G63 and G65 have a super-plus new cabin option.

Called DYNAMICA Designo, the fancier cabin has new microfiber wraps, a sportier steering wheel and myriad other trim tweaks.

The G-Class starts from Euro $90k in Germany, with all these new look/feel choices available to order now.

 

2016 G-Class Colors

 

Even more individuality ex factory: “designo manufaktur” for the G-Class
 

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been writing an incomparable success story since 1979. “designo manufaktur” is now making the classic cross-country vehicle even more individual ex factory. Customers can now tailor the off-road icon to their personal style.

 

The name says it all: “designo manufaktur” captures customers’ imagination with individual equipment and appointments features, traditional craftsmanship and the highest quality. The new individualisation programme fulfils the wishes of numerous G-Class customers for their own personal, tailor-made cross-country vehicle. “designo manufaktur” offers exclusive, unique colour and material compositions inside and out. With a host of combination options, the off-roader develops its very special character and unmistakable style.
The Manufaktur hand-finishing section, which turns a G-Class into a unique “G”, is located in Graz. Be it exterior or interior, topstitching or model badge, virtually every detail is lovingly crafted by hand. Here unique specimens that meet the most discerning requirements for quality and exclusivity are created with dedication, passion and artisanal perfection.
 
New exterior colours and extended options for wheels
Showing one’s colours – for G-Class customers a question of personal taste. The classic cross-country vehicle is now available in an even wider range of colours. The extended options range from eye-catching non-metallic paint finish such as fire opal, the metallic finish designo mauritius blue metallic, to the matt finishes designo allanite grey magno and designo yellow olive magno. Off-road fans will also be able to create their own style with a roof painted in obsidian black.
 
In line with the spirit of the times, customers can also choose from an extended line-up of light-alloy wheels painted in black. A perfect addition comes in the shape of various inlays for the exterior side rub strips. They are available for the AMG models in carbon fibre look, and in black for the other variants. The overall look is rounded off with the stainless steel ring for the spare wheel cover. It can either be painted in black or in the body colour.
 
Popular Night package now also available for the G-Class
The Night package, which is familiar from many passenger car models and very popular among customers, is now also available for the G-Class. With striking design features in black, the Night package underscores the expressive character of the G‑Class. Exterior mirror housings, flared wheel arches, bumpers and the roof are finished in obsidian black metallic, the inlays on the exterior side rub strip and the light-alloy wheels are painted in black. The Night package is supplemented by heat-insulating, dark-tinted glass from the B-pillar.
 
designo manufaktur interior – the ultimate in individuality
The numerous options for individualising the interior perfectly match the expressive exterior. New additions include the designo leather upholstery in the colours saddle brown, deep-sea blue, silk beige and mocha brown.
 
The topstitching on the seats, head restraints, dashboard, door handles, armrests and handbrake lever are perfectly coordinated with the upholstery colours, thus underscoring the hand-finished concept as well as the new two-tone designo interiors. The colour combinations designo leather mocha brown / black with topstitching in dark tobacco, or designo leather deep-sea blue / black with topstitching in deep-sea blue are available for the seats, dashboard, centre console and steering wheel.
 
Exclusively for the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and G 65 models, “designo manufaktur” offers an even sportier touch with the DINAMICA Interior package. This includes the AMG performance steering wheel in black nappa leather, with the grip area trimmed in DINAMICA microfibre, as well as the seat and door centre panels along with the roof liner, seats, head restraints, dashboard, door handles, armrest and handbrake with white topstitching.
 
Other interior details include the coloured seat belts in designo red and the leather-covered grab handles on the roof liner. In short, individuality virtually knows no bounds on-board the G-Class.
All models at a glance:
Model
Cyl.
cc
kW/hp
Nm
0-100 km/h
Price
in EUR*
G 350 d
V6
2987
180/245
600
8.8 s
89,922.35
G 500
V8
3982
310/422
610
5.9 s
105,035.35
G 500 4×42
V8
3982
310/422
610
7.4 s
226,100.00
AMG G 63
V8
5461
420/571
760
5.4 s
143,216.50
AMG G 65
V12
5980
463/630
1000
5.3 s
271,915.00
AMG G 63
EDITION 463
V8
5461
420/571
760
5.4 s
159,341.00
AMG G 65
EDITION 463
V12
5980
463/630
1000
5.3 s
282,208.50
* for Germany, incl. 19% VAT

G63 Crazy Colors Edition

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