2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Spied Testing

Mike Stevens | Oct 7, 2010

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Following spy photos of the next-generation 2012 ML-Class published earlier this year, new images obtained today show the ML63 AMG performance flagship undergoing tests in Europe.

Setting it apart from the earlier-spied prototype, this test car features large cross-drilled brake discs behind bigger sports wheels and, at the rear, dual exhaust tips.

While the wheelbase of the new ML-Class appears more or less unchanged from the current model, shorter overhangs front and back point to a slightly more compact body than the 2009 model.

Likely to draw power from Mercedes' new 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 engine, the range-topping ML-Class SUV is expected to retain AMG's '63' badging.

Featuring direct-injection, the new smaller-capacity twin-turbo-charged V8 produces 400kW and 800Nm of torque, bettering the naturally-aspirated 6.2 litre engine's 390kW and 630Nm of torque.

Already doing service in the new CL 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz says the new engine offers a 25 percent improvement to fuel consumption, using just 10.5 l/100km. The 0-100km/h sprint is covered in a claimed 4.5 seconds - one hundredth of a second faster than the current model.

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  • Steven Poyser says,
    6 years ago
    Clearly the ML and the X5 are growing apart. Can we really call them competitors anymore? The ML is getting smaller while the X5 is getting bigger so soon enough it'll be the ML versus the X3. An interesting comparison would be the X5 M against the new ML 63 AMG. And another interesting question is will Mercedes-Benx make a X6 rival?