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Mercedes Shows G55 AMG "Edition 79" at Dubai Show

Nate Martinez
Dec 15, 2009
Where else but Dubai would Mercedes-Benz's AMG show a special edition of the SLS AMG sports car donning a bespoke livery called AMG Desert Gold. Joining the eye-catching exotic at the bi-annual Dubai auto show is the G55 AMG Kompressor "Edition 79" sporting more unique features than the standard go-fast SUV.
Photo 2/6   |   2010 Mercedes Benz G55 Amg Edition 79 Front
Well heeled Middle Eastern buyers have had a thing for the G55 AMG since its consumer market launch way back in 1979. To celebrate its success there, AMG has outfitted its boxy SUV with a 'designo magno alanite grey' paint scheme matched with a crash bar up front, carbon fiber-esque side steps, and titanium finished 19-in. AMG wheels. Inside, carbon fiber welcomes passengers, as do the supple high-grade design leather seats. As you probably already surmised, only 79 examples of the special edition G55 will be built.
Photo 3/6   |   2010 Mercedes Benz G55 Amg Edition 79 Rear
Source: Mercedes-Benz
Below is from Daimler AG:
Special G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR "Edition 79" model
Exclusively destined for the Middle East, the special G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR "Edition 79" model is a reference to the sales start of the series in 1979. This 373 kW (507 hp) off-road icon has a particularly large community of fans in the Gulf region – which is the largest sales market for the top AMG model. The "Edition 79" has a highly attractive combination of unique features: the exclu-sivity of this limited edition of 79 off-roaders is immediately made apparent by the "designo magno alanite grey" paint finish. This matt finish is already familiar from the SLS AMG, but is otherwise unavailable for the G-Class. The G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR "Edition 79" differs from the standard model in having a crash bar at the front, carbon-look side trim strips, 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a titanium finish and chromed protective grilles for the front indicators, tail lights and the underguard. Eyecatching interior features include the designo leather seats in black/sand, high-quality, solid carbon-fibre trim and the Edition logo "1 out of 79" positioned in front of the selector lever.

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