• 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

This Polish aftermarket company gives the G63 a nautical twist for the sea lover in you

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The Mercedes-AMG G63 is a popular SUV among enthusiasts and aftermarket companies alike. This time, Carlex Design Europe has laid its hands on the boxy beauty and gave it a special treatment.

Called the Yachting Limited Edition, this design is a “marine version of the iconic Mercedes G63 AMG” as Carlex puts it. The company has made a few tweaks to the exterior, but most of the changes come inside the cabin. With all the light-shade leather and wood trim on the interior, it looks pretty neat, doesn’t it?

What’s Different On The Outside?

The Carlex G63 Yachting Limited Edition is painted in a dual-tone shade. The upper half features a satin black color, whereas the lower can be had in either polar white or brushed silver. Up front, the star logo is swapped with Carlex’s logo on the grille. ’CARLEX’ lettering is also present at the tip of the hood. The headlights and bumpers are retained.

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The side profile features a black strip running from the fenders to the end of the vehicle. The G63 Yachting Edition rides on 22-inch brushed wheels wrapped in low profile tires. In the rear, things are the same except for a custom wheel cover. The design gives a strong nautical vibe to this marine-themed SUV and it looks pretty good.

The Interior Lives Up To The Nautical Theme

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Most of the changes are made to the cabin. Carlex is offering this G63 Yachting Edition in two different marine themes.

The first one comprises of off-white leather with Alcantara, whereas the second version makes use of cognac leather with light accents.

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The seats come with shoulder pads finished in a metallic shade along with heavy bolstering on the sides. There are a lot of wood decor elements around the cabin. They’re present on the door panels, steering wheel, grab handles, as well as the floor. The same treatment is given to the cargo area as well.

What Powers The Carlex G63 Yachting Edition?

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Carlex has not made any changes to the G63’s drivetrain. In standard form, the Mercedes-AMG G63 comes with a 4.0-liter, biturbo V-8 engine under the hood that churns out 577 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated a nine-speed AMG Speedshift 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox. Power is sent to all the wheels via a two-speed transfer case.

Mercedes-AMG specifications
Engine 4.0-liter, biturbo V-8
Horsepower 577 HP
Torque 627 LB-FT
Transmission nine-speed AMG Speedshift 9G-Tronic automatic
0 to 60 mph 4.5 seconds
Towing 6,500 pounds

This powerful mill helps the G63 sprint to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds flat. It features a central differential lock along with front and rear diffs, and a low range mode as well. The other stuff includes:

  • AMG Performance Exhaust System
  • Double-Wishbone Front/Rigid-Axle Rear Suspension
  • Adaptive Damping Suspension
  • AMG high-performance Braking System
  • Trailer hitch that can tow up to 6,500 pounds

Final Thoughts

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Carlex Design had released renderings of the Mercedes-AMG G63 Yachting Edition earlier this year, but the actual photos have come out now. These are images of the first finished vehicle designed for the company’s customer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The company hasn’t released the prices of the same, but we are expecting it to cost around $50,000 over the cost of the donor vehicle. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 starts at $156,450 in the States, so the Carlex Yachting Edition should cost you north of $200,000.

What are your thoughts on this nautical version of the boxy off-roader? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Source: Carlex Design

Sidd Dhimaan
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