The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with an output of 375 kW (510 hp) and a peak torque of 630 Nm makes the ML 63 AMG a highly entertaining performer: the new model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 5.0 seconds and goes on to reach the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, aided by the impressive AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC transmission with its extremely short shift times. And the deceleration figures of the AMG high-performance braking system are equally impressive .
The AMG sports chassis – based on the AIRMATIC package – puts the power of the ML 63 AMG firmly down onto the road. AMG spring struts and shock absorbers ensure low roll and exceptional turn-in ability whilst the AMG sports exhaust system with two sets of chromed oval twin tailpipes produces a powerful 8-cylinder sound.
The strongest among the M-Class can be recognised by its 20-inch 5-spoke high-sheen AMG light-alloy wheels, painted titanium grey (21-inch double-spoke high-sheen light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey are optionally available), as well as by its AMG styling: this includes a front apron and sump shield in high-sheen chrome, round fog lamps and AMG rear apron. Further distinguishing characteristics include: the AMG-specific radiator grille, wheel-arch flaring and side running boards in aluminium finish.
Moving inside, the ML 63 AMG features AMG sports seats in nappa leather with Alcantara panels in the shoulder area, which provide optimal support and, thanks to the multicontour function, the ultimate in comfort. In addition, the AMG sports steering wheel with silver-coloured aluminium gearshift paddles and the AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER lend the cockpit a racing-car feel. Furthermore, the nappa leather appointments, the aluminium silver and black trim as well as the brushed stainless steel sports pedals help to create a highly exclusive ambience.
(ML 63 AMG: fuel consumption combined: 16.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 392 g/km)