Jun 10, 2010
Mercedes-Benz refreshed ML range with a facelift applied to the performance SUV ML 63 AMG version. The model retains aspirated V8 6208 cc which has equipped the unit since its market debut. In surprisingly, the Mercedes-Benz have Integrated new twin-turbo V8 unit by 5.5 liter 544 hp and 800 Nm offered as standard, 571 hp and 900 Nm respectively the version equipped with sports package. The Germans have preferred to remain in “classic” vacuum that develops 510 hp V8 and 630 Nm.
V8 unit delivers maximum power at 6800 rpm and is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds. The engine has been honored in 2009 with the title “Best Performance Engine” in the prestigious “Engine of the Year” in the “more than four liters” category. The propeller is coupled to an AMG Speedshift transmitions 7G-Tronic equipped with three operating modes and power is split 40:60 between the front and rear. Although it has aspired to develop an engine with 45 hp less than the rival BMW X5 M, is only 0.3 seconds slower to accelerate from 0-100 km/h and both German SUVs an electronically limited top speed 250 km/h.
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Facelift is already available for order and has a starting price of 105,077 euros in Germany. Aesthetic changes include a new hood, xenon lamp units having smoky background and strips of LEDs to provide a great contrast and a more modern image. Orders for this model were already open, but deliveries beginning in July. The same procedure could be applied and the Romanian division of the trademark “star” in Stuttgart.