We can confirm the price of the new Mercedes Benz ML 63 AMG will be £82,995.
Powered by a 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 engine, the ML 63 AMG develops 525hp and delivers 700Nm worth of torque which will propel it from 0-62 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Should that not be quicker enough for £6,165 you can opt for the AMG Performance Package which changes those figures to 557 hp and 760 Nm.
Hard to believe but the ML 63 AMG is almost 40 per cent more economical and emits nearly 30 per cent less CO2 than the previous model. The AMG Speedshift Plus 7-G Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission, features what is called ‘Controlled Efficiency’, a driving mode that features ECO start/stop function, contributes towards a quoted combined economy of 23.9 mpg, with CO2 emissions pared down to 276 g/km.
Obviously the chassis and suspension are modified from the standard ML range including AMG sports suspension and high-performance brakes with internally ventilated and perforated discs, Direct Steer and 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. The standard fit Mercedes Benz Active Curve System with AirMATIC self-levelling air suspension ensures ride quality even in the most demanding of cornering.
On the outside you get AMG bodywork including exclusive front and rear aprons and side skirts, AMG-specific LED daytime running lamps as part of the standard Intelligent Light System, an AMG sports exhaust system with two twin tailpipes to give the ML 63 AMG its charismatic exhaust note and ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings.
Inside, there are leather-upholstered AMG Sports seats (heated at the front), an AMG four-spoke steering wheel trimmed in Nappa leather and with a flat lower section, AMG instruments and floor mats and sports pedals and footrest in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs. Specific standard equipment for the ML 63 AMG in addition to that available on other versions of the new ML includes the Mercedes Benz COMAND Online system with Media Interface, a DAB digital radio, a dashboard trimmed in Artico artificial leather and an electric glass sunroof.
The optional AMG Performance Package is being offered on the ML for the first time and, in addition to the power and torque upgrade, includes the AMG Performance steering wheel with Dinamica inserts in the grip areas (available independently for £420), an AMG carbon fibre engine cover and red-painted brake calipers. The ML 63 AMG is also offered with a Driver’s Package (£2,820), which raises the limited top speed from 155 mph to 174 mph and includes attendance at a ‘Power and Passion’ driver event.Published 12 April 2012