DriveWays 2012 MercedesBenz ML63 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Base

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG sport utility vehicle.

5.5-liter V8, twin turbochargers, 550

Transmission: Seven-speed automatic manual-shift control.

Overall 15 feet 9 inches.

EPA passenger/cargo 107/36 cubic feet.

5,170 pounds.

EPA city/highway fuel consumption: 16 miles to the

Base price, including charge: $95,865.

Price as $111,335.

Believe it or not, in era of hard times, the Tea Party and Wall Street, there are multitudes of people out there a lot of money. They are not movie corporate titans or professional but people you likely have heard about.

They are who spend six-figure sums at auctions to buy 1970s-era muscle that can barely stop or a line around a curve in the They also are people who are the of the AMG cars from Mercedes-Benz.

AMG is the high-performance arm of Mercedes. It’s not most of the company’s cars are just that some are not satisfied driving the mainstream And among the AMG models, there are higher-performance versions for the deep set.

A prime example is the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG the performance package. It is about as as you can get to a race-track-ready car in the guise of a mid-size utility vehicle.

The ML dates to 1998, when it arrived as the of the modern luxury SUVs. it was a true truck, with construction and substantial off-road It had more than acceptable with a 215-horsepower, 3.2-liter V6 and a five-speed automatic transmission.

the years since, it morphed a unit-body crossover that the lavish comfort end of the equationexcept for the AMG which is still plenty but mostly about satisfying customers who absolutely must the super-hot model and dang the

The standardif it can be called thatML63 AMG with a 518-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 with twin turbochargers and a sticker price of $95,865.

to a seven-speed automatic transmission manual-shift control, it can hit 60 miles an in 4.7 seconds. It has 516 pounds-feet of torque, is a measure of twisting force in this case, is likely power to pull down average garage.

Not enough? the box for the “AMG Development Package,” will set you back an additional That gets you 550 horsepower and 560 of torque. However, it knocks a tenth of a second off the zero-to-60 time. Both the standard and the high-performance model have top electronically limited to 155 miles an

The ML63 is the only vehicle AMG with all-wheel drive. To the handling, the drive system is 60% toward the rear wheels, and are active roll bars and rear that sense movements and stiffen the suspension The air suspension can be adjusted to three settings, ranging from to maximum handling.

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Base

In truth, you need the stiffer settings. The handles fine in any of them, the ridebecause of the performance orientationgets on rough surfaces.

But it doesn’t much because the front are among the best in the business. are deep, supportive and comfortable for cruising, with massive bolsters to cosset the torso in flings around corners. Fat on giant 21-inch wheels the grip.

The 550-horsepower engine responds despite the 5,170-pound curb and it actually barks back you shift the transmission manually. it displays more of a sports-car than that of a tall vehicle.

In a measure of how engineering and prowess has progressed over more than a decade, the even with the high package, has fuel economy rivals that of the original ML in 1998. It is rated at 16 miles to the in combined city/highway driving.

to that on the test car was a stop-start that shuts down the at stoplights and re-starts it when you your foot off the brake. it delivered a muted bump and on re-starting, it was not annoying.

Standard reads like a Who’s Who of appointments. Among the items: sunroof, dual-zone climate satellite and HD radio, iPod and connections, rearview camera, system, power hatchback, windshield wipers, real trim (including $1,600 black on the test car), warning and full safety including stability and traction and brake assist.

In addition, the test car had the optional cruise control, which a set distance from the car ahead, and systems to maintain the ML63 in its

The test car had a panoramic double the front of which opened. the power sunroof shade was of a flimsy, cheesecloth-like material allowed sunlight to intrude the passenger pod. These are becoming a cliché among vehicles and should be relegated to the bin. Shades should be

The high-performance package and its load of brought the tested ML63’s tag up to $111,335. You can spend way more that with special-order touches. For example, the “designo” wheel tacks on an additional and the black “Dinamica” headliner another $1,920.

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Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Base


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