Ahead of its worldwide debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show next week, German car maker Mercedes-Benz released the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG.
The AMG 5.5 liter V8 biturbo engine has an output of 525hp and a torque of 700Nm, representing an increase of 15hp and 60Nm over its predecessor. This difference in power and torque results from an increase in the maximum charge pressure from 14.0 to 18.8 psi. The AMG 5.5 liter V8 biturbo engine features spray-guided gasoline direct injection with piezo injectors, ECO stop/start system, an all-aluminum crankcase, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air-to-water charge air cooling and efficient alternator management.
The available AMG Performance Package boosts the V8 engine’s power output to 558hp and its maximum torque to 758Nm. With or without the AMG Performance Package, fuel economy remains unchanged. The AMG Performance Package also includes an engine cover in genuine carbon fiber, calipers painted in red and the AMG Performance steering wheel in Premium leather/Dinamica.
Acceleration from zero to 96km/h (60mph) takes 4.7 seconds and 4.6 seconds respectively, while the top speed remains at 250km/h (electronically limited) and at 280km/h with the AMG Performance Package.
The newly developed Active Curve System for active roll stabilization, the AMG design and the broad scope of standard equipment and appointments produce a highly attractive overall package. The power delivery to all four permanently driven wheels is ensured via an AMG Speedshift Plus seven-speed automatic transmission.
The ML63 AMG comes with 20 inch five-spoke alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-gloss finish and fitted with 265/45 R20 tires. Also available are optional 295/35 R21 tires on 21 inch AMG alloy wheels. The AMG braking system provides the shortest possible braking distances and high fade resistance, featuring ventilated and perforated brake discs at all four corners.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG will be available in Q1 2012.