2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 , 15:11:57 byAngela

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Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is mainly defined by outstanding performance and efficiency, being scheduled to make its international debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. Its exclusivity together with a striking driving experience are enhanced by its estimated combined fuel economy of 16 mpg, which represents a 33 percent improvement as compared to its predecessor. This excellent fuel economy is the result of the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine which raises an impressive output of 518 HP and 516 lb-ft of peak torque. The AMG Performance Package is highly attractive thanks to the newly developed ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM for active roll stabilization, as well as the standard equipment and the AMG design. The Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, stated that the 2012 ML63 AMG set completely new standards in terms of performance, driving pleasure and exclusivity. He added that, as inventors of the high-performance SUV, they remained true to the philosophy that they introduced in 1999 with the 2000MY ML55 AMG and continued with the 2007MY ML63 AMG. The exceptional technology of the new ML63 AMG is showcased by the 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine which comprises ECO start/stop system, an all-aluminum crankcase, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air-to-water charge air cooling and efficient alternator management. Power is delivered to all four wheels through the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission, which features three driving programs and a rev-matching function for downshifting. The eight-cylinder engine is shut down when the vehicle is stationary in the "Controlled Efficiency" mode, while in the Sport and Manual diving programs, the engine characteristics are more agile and the ECO start/stop function becomes inactive. Optimum ride comfort and maximum stability are ensured by the roll stabilization, damping and suspension, which adapt instantaneously to the prevailing driving situation. The safety of the driver and passengers is provided by nine airbags, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, as well as ADAPTIVE BRAKE, the ESP electronic stability program and PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist. Representing the third generation of the high-performance sport utility vehicle, the new ML63 AMG from Mercedes-AMG truly embodies the potential of powerful and exclusive off-road vehicles.