The new Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG stands for efficiency and performance, exclusivity and a superlative driving experience. Burning 11.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined, 276 g CO2/km), the high-performance SUV undercuts its predecessor by 28 percent. The basis for the low fuel consumption and top-class performance is provided by the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine, featuring spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezoelectric injectors, ECO start/stop system, an all-aluminium crankcase, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air-to-water intercooling and generator management. The eight-cylinder unit extracts a maximum power output of 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 Newton metres of torque from its displacement of 5461 cc. In conjunction with the AMG Performance package, these figures rise to 410 kW(557 hp) and 760 Newton metres. Both variants of the ML 63 AMG deliver sports car-like performance: the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.8 seconds and 4.7 seconds respectively, while top speed stands at 250 km/h (electronically limited).
Efficient and variable: AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC
Power transmission to all four permanently driven wheels is handled by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC. Featuring three modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting, this seven-speed automatic transmission is fascinatingly versatile. In "Controlled Efficiency" (C) mode, the ECO start/stop function is active, shutting down the eight-cylinder engine whenever the vehicle is stopped.
As previously, Mercedes-AMG deploys a specially designed transfer case for the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, which distributes the drive power to the front and rear axle at a ratio of 40 : 60 in the interests of dynamic handling. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AIRMATIC package – consisting of air suspension, special damper struts, automatic level control and Adaptive Damping System (ADS) – is combined for the first time with the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM for active roll stabilisation. This system, which comes as standard, employs active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles to reduce the body's roll angle during cornering. Apart from enhanced agility and driving pleasure, the system has the additional effect of increasing handling stability and therefore safety, particularly at higher speeds.
The electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering varies the power assistance depending on the vehicle's speed and also helps to save fuel. The AMG high-performance braking system provides for the shortest possible braking distances and high fade resistance. The ML 63 AMG rides as standard on AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels measuring 9 x 20, painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and fitted with size 265/45 R 20 tyres. Tyres in 295/35 R 21 format on 10 x 21 AMG light-alloy wheels are optionally available.
Specific AMG bodystyling with trim in matt silver chrome
The design of the new ML 63 AMG exudes self-confidence, athleticism and power. Under the radiator grille with louvres painted in high-gloss black and the Mercedes star in the centre is a large cooling air intake. Fitted at the bottom of the AMG front apron is a trim strip in matt silver chrome, which lends the front a wider appearance while harmonising with the surrounds of the daytime running lamps in the side cooling air intakes. Another eye-catching feature is the AMG rear apron with its simulated black air outlet openings and trim strip in matt silver chrome. In contrast to the other M-Class variants, the ML 63 AMG features two sets of visible chromed twin tailpipes.
High-class, sporty interior
A sporty character and supreme quality define the interior of the high-performance SUV from AMG. This is embodied in the electrically adjustable AMG sports seats offering pronounced lateral support just as much as in the four-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel. The standard leather upholstery includes contrasting double topstitching as well as AMG badges in the backrests of the front seats and the outer rear seats.