New look for Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
21st June, 2010
A best-seller unveils its updated exterior: the ML 63 AMG, featuring a
powerful 375 kW (510 hp) AMG 6.3 litre V8 engine, takes on a more attractive appearance thanks to some subtle but
From the front, the eye is immediately drawn to the new bonnet with power domes, and the darkened bi-xenon
headlamps with active light function. The rear, meanwhile, also contributes appropriately to the new look: the
performance SUV now features darkened tail lamps incorporating a clear-lens design and LED technology. The subtle
changes to the exterior coordinate perfectly with the high-gloss, chromed front and rear underguard, and afford the
ML 63 AMG an even more powerful and distinctive appearance.
Powerful and torque-laden AMG 6.3 litre V8 engine
Still boasting a power output of 375 kW (510 hp) at 6,800 rpm as well as 630 Nm of torque, the ML 63 AMG is capable
of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).
At the renowned International Engine of the Year Awards in 2009, the AMG 6.3 litre V8 engine took the top places in
both the "Best Performance Engine" and "Above 4 litres" categories.
As before, power transfer is taken care of via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission with three drive
modes. The permanent all-wheel drive is decidedly sporty: the power is split asymmetrically 40:60 between the front
and rear wheels to provide optimum agility. The AMG sports suspension, based on the AIRMATIC package with air
suspension, adaptive damping system ADS and automatic level control all-round, provides dynamic performance combined
with the hallmark Mercedes long-distance comfort. The generously dimensioned AMG high-performance braking system, which
features internally ventilated and perforated brake discs all-round, ensures short braking distances and optimum
resistance to fading.
The ML 63 AMG comes with 5-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, which are painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish
and fitted with 295/40 R 20 tyres on the front and rear. As an optional extra, titanium-grey-painted, high-sheen
twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels fitted with 295/35 R 21 tyres are also available.
High-quality interior with nappa leather upholstery
As usual, the interior of the ML 63 AMG is both functional and high-quality: electrically adjustable AMG sports
seats finished in nappa leather upholstery, with Alcantara inserts in the shoulder areas and multicontour function and
heating, are complemented by the AMG sports steering wheel with AMG aluminium shift paddles and perforated leather on
the specially-shaped grip area. A nappa leather-trimmed dashboard is also available as an optional extra.
The updated Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG will be released to European customers from July 2010. An Australian release is
expected late in the year.