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Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG review

20121122002146 NICK DALTON

Tickle the there’s a split second and then it will raise its

Nick Dalton road and reviews the new Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG with fuel economy and verdict.

this: a 2.4-tonne SUV that can a Porsche 911 to 100km/h. Well, a ML 63 AMG will blast its way to 100km/h in 4.8 and top out at 250km/h, limited by electronic

That’s the same as a BMW M3 and a Porsche It’ll show a clean of heels to the best from HSV and not to mention a Subaru WRX STi or a Mitsubishi Evo. It’s quite to think that this family-friendly vehicle is really a wolf in disguise.

So why? Why The ML 63 AMG is the pinnacle of the ML Class range, one sits third on the sales behind the BMW X5 and the Land Rover The 2012 facelift model renew interest in the brand all the improvements, particularly the fantastic new panel and dashboard.

The embarrassment it can cause at the traffic grand prix is humiliating. HSV GTS, Falcon GT-P, STi and You pay for the privilege, a whopping $190K, but the joy of off sports coupes and high-performance V8 is priceless.It is expensive but consider The same engine in an E Class AMG is $62,000 more and in the CLS, extra.

Standard equipment parking sensors and rear satellite-navigation, traction control, skid control, hill assistance, anti-lock braking (ABS), radar cruise start/stop function, automatic parking brake and Electronic Program (ESP). Airbags full-length windowbags, drive’s bag, front and rear bags.

There’s also climate control airconditioning, AMG sills in stainless steel, AMG mats, AMG sports pedals in stainless steel with studs, a premium sound with Bluetooth and USB interface, a pressure monitoring system, cleaners, an electric sliding roof, heated front for driver and front passenger, alert system and a lane-keeping

Amazingly, Benz says the ML 63 AMG is not an autobahn stormer, but is relatively efficient too. It says it 11.8 litres of fuel per undercutting the previous model by an 28 per cent.

Unfortunately I was unable to get anywhere that. I started about 23 and managed to bring that to 18.1 litres over a drive which included a run up the Gillies Range, across Rd to Dimbulah and the Bourke Development Rd to and back to Cairns.

The company the AMG 5.5-litre V8 5 engine with a power output of 386kW and a torque of 700Nm, represents an of 11kW and 70Nm over the model. If you must, an optional AMG package boosts the V8 engine’s output to 410kW and its maximum to 760Nm.

Power is transmitted to all permanently driven wheels by an AMG Plus seven-speed transmission three modes and an automatic function for downshifting. The radiator with louvres painted in black and the large Mercedes is a large cooling air intake.

The ML 63 AMG is an beast, particularly from its front, lowered suspension, alloys and dark grey of the test vehicle.

Together with the two outer air the central radiator grille for an effective flow of air to the water, oil, charge-air and transmission oil Fitted at the bottom of the AMG front is a trim strip in matt chrome, which lends the a wider appearance with the of the daytime running lamps in the cooling air intakes.

The interior has adjustable AMG sports seats great lateral support as as the four-spoke AMG performance steering Aluminium trim and the piano-lacquer cover in the centre console the interior’s flair. The standard upholstery includes contrasting topstitching and AMG badges in the backrests of the seats and the outer rear

The beast is docile around and is easy to drive and park, a package on the school run.

the accelerator, there’s a split pause and then it will its head and storm down the with astonishing force. The is incredible, this is thunder under. There’s a launch which enables you to hold the with the brake while the accelerator to the floor.

After lifting off the brake the SUV off like a creature possessed, at 100km/h in less than 5 It’s quite a feat. The lever is a simple wand to the of the steering column with drive, reverse and park.

shifts behind the wheel manual changes. In the centre are settings to allow manual Economy mode and Sport and also Comfort settings, and Sport Plus. The latter the gear changes and the engine’s for ultimate go.

Around town and on the road Comfort is best to our mediocre road surfaces. sharpens everything and Sport even more to make uphill winding stretches the Gillies a lot more fun and secure.

its weight and its tall body the ML 63 AMG can be a tidy handler, with body roll, good responses and great brakes. the stability control light on and off up the Gillies but there was no noticeable from the electronic nanny.

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series

The downshifting and engine blipping is It was a fine drive across the and undulating sections of the Springmount Rd Walkamin to the Dimbulah turn It stormed from corner to with aplomb and even on rate country roads it with dignity and tidiness of a big SUV.

It cruises on the open road relative quietness with the large door mirrors wind rush but engine and noise was subdued. Overtaking is a Smash the loud pedal and the ML 63 AMG past slower vehicles and safely.

For the journey down the Range I engaged the radar which kept me a safe from the vehicle in front. At no down the range did I use the brakes at I just steered and the big Benz did else.

The ML 63 AMG is an astonishing vehicle. It storming performance with the of a 4WD five-door SUV with plenty of for the youngsters and mum. Dad will be to indulge his need for some 911 get up and go while still being to provide regular transport for mum on the sport and supermarket runs. is never going to be one of its strong but it gives the family man the option of a drive with all the requirements for the and mum. It’s a no-brainer

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

Body: five-door SUV

Warranty: three years/100,000km

$189,713 drive away

5.5-litre twin turbo V8,

Transmission: 7-speed automatic, AWD

0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds, top speed (limited)

Thirst: 11.8L/100km, (18.1L on test), 93 litres, CO2

Dimensions: length 4804mm, 1926mm, height 1796mm, 2915mm, weight: 2345kg

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series


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