Mercedes Will Now Paint Your Car Any Color, Competitor Shades Included
The Mercedes-Benz Designo customization program has been a great success since the company formalized it in 2015. This year alone, Mercedes has seen demand for its custom options increase by almost 200%. But while previously limited to the G-Class exclusively, buyers of Mercedes-Benz models such as the E-Class, S-Class and AMG GT two-door models can now take advantage of the personalized offers of the Designo Manufaktur program. And today, this portfolio is growing even more.
Now Benz buyers can browse Mercedes history books and choose from recently removed paint jobs or classic paint options from historic models from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as colors available on other models . Those who are so daring can even request paint from other manufacturers (subject to availability). That’s right, you could theoretically set off in an AMG GT R wearing Dodge’s Plum Crazy or an S63 in Lexus’ strong Nori Green Pearl.
Mercedes-Benz presented this expanded color palette with two very nice custom vehicles: the AMG S63 Cabriolet and the E63 S Wagon (both shown above). The droptop wears a Designo Manufaktur Deep Green from the portfolio inherited from Mercedes-Benz, while the wagon wears a Designo Manufaktur Steel Blue, formerly reserved for the Sprinter van.
And the endless possibilities for personalization continue inside. Buyers can choose from previous Mercedes-Benz Designo leather colors, custom headliners and available stitching and contrasting color combinations. In Maybach models in particular, the company says it can cover virtually any surface with the custom leather of your choice. The S63 Cabriolet shown here wears an exclusive light brown nappa leather, while the E63 S gets a unique black AMG exclusive nappa leather with contrasting white stitching.
The iconic G-Class also receives additional goodies as part of the Designo G Manufaktur personalization program. The company now offers 34 exterior colors and 54 unique interior coatings for the G, which means more than a million possible combinations.
Regarding the price, Mercedes-Benz does not list anything official for its Designo Manufaktur options. But suppose if you want an S-Class in something other than standard factory tint and leather, you will have to pay extra.