The New Mercedes Benz ML 63 AMG 2012 arrives this spring, with more power and better fuel economy and 28% more efficient than its predecessor.
To understand where is coming from the additional power, should not seek long – the V8 biturbo AMG of 5.5 L delivers in all 525 horsepower and 516 foot pounds of torque is difficult to miss.
Another version of the engine is also available with the optional AMG performance Pack, this one offering horses 557 and 560 foot pounds of torque and to improve the 0-100 km/h by one-tenth of a second Chrono (4,7s instead of 4.8). Consumption however remains the same – 11.8 L / 100 km.
The only vehicles able to compete with this specimen on the market of the super SUVs are the BMW X 5 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
To pass all this power, Mercedes chose transmission AMG Speedshift Plus 7 G-TRONIC, which has three different modes – including a “C” green which relies on a device of automatic stop cutting the engine at stoplights – and a dual-clutch automatic.
In addition to the automatic stopping device, mode “C” command reports changes in lowest plan, more gentle accelerations and starts in second gear. For sport and “M” “S” modes for manual for their better performance, allow the sacrifice of fuel economy.
Mercedes 4MATIC full part feeds the front and rear wheels in a 40: 60 ratio. AMG Ride Control sports suspension and AIRMATIC all include a pneumatic suspension, independent legs of depreciation, automatic plate proofreader and adaptive damping.
For the first time, all is available along with the system Active Curve with active anti-roll bars at the front and rear for improved stability at high speeds. The air suspension has three modes, namely comfort, sport and sport more: it allows to lower the vehicle to reduce aerodynamic drag at high speed.
On the body, are visually double traces of the passage of Mercedes ML 63 AMG, in the form of silver chrome accents, light alloy, of badges V8 BITURBO AMG wheels, dummy rear air output and rear exhaust pipes.
The sport seats and steering wheel to four branches that are recognized in the subtle perforations in the leather for a better grip are also signed AMG. So for the pallets at the wheel in aluminum, leather dashboard, the armrests and door linings.
Standard equipment includes AMG doors stainless steel, AMG floor mats, perforated pedals AMG, a sound system Audio 20, Bluetooth connectivity, the USB interface, the electrical and system storage Easy-Pack, heated front seats, tire pressure control system, electric glass sunroof and the headlamp.
The AMG performance Pack adds, the more powerful engine, an engine covers in carbon fiber and red-painted brake calipers. It is also way to get a trailer hitch, software Becker MapPilot, rear seat entertainment system, a system to its Harman/Kardon LOGIC7, a steering wheel finished leather and wood, automatic air conditioning, running boards in simili-aluminum, a central wood accents console covers and finally an intelligent lighting system.
The basic price Mercedes ML 63 AMG announced for the United States market is $ 99,900, and the value of the whole performance valued at $ 5,500.