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Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG review

. it right up there for driving and luxury with a near-perfect of handling agility and comfortable Photo Gallery

Mark road tests and reviews the ML63 AMG at its international launch.

Barbara, California, is the home of boob jobs and Botox. so the pumped-up and cosmetically updated ML 63 AMG is right at home. The glitzy city was the site for the world last week of the fifth AMG to get the but more powerful 5.5-litre V8 Here the high-performance SUV is in its element the beautiful people.

The good for Aussie beautiful people is when it arrives in June it be more agile, more more efficient, slightly ostentatious and probably about the price.

Mercedes-Benz spokesman David says there will be or no change in price and if it does go up it have a lot more kit. The price is $175,815 which it under its main rivals: BMW X5 M and X6 M ($185,400), Range Rover supercharged V8 ($202,800) and Porsche turbo ($248,600). In terms of the third-generation AMG SUV now sits closer to the BMW for dynamics and closer to the Range for comfort.

Everyone is raving this new bi-turbo engine, is smaller in capacity, but has the most and torque in its class while being substantially more In standard trim it has peak of 386kW/700Nm, but with the optional package that increases pressure, they rise to

Fuel economy in both is now 11.8L/100km on the combined cycle, is a 28 per cent improvement. It also now with an engine stop/start to save fuel in commuter But the tech upgrade that the ML to new heights in dynamics is the new active control which uses sway bars to resist in high-speed cornering.

It is packaged a new sports-tuned air suspension with for comfort and handling. The seven-speed transmission now has a quirky double-declutching for downshifts which blips the and smooths out the cog changes just a racing driver. But it retains the converter for more than towing performance.

The braces are off and the AMG now all grown up. The previous model a snarling grille that like it was wearing braces. has been replaced by a more look with darker and a three-pointed star with bling. Changes to its smile are in more muted styling from the matte silver apron up front to the discrete tailpipes at the rear. Inside, the materials have been the layout has been finessed and is more choice for buyers, formalising its bespoke operations at the

It’s packed to the rafters safety gear as we have to expect with Benz. The curve control feature also be considered a safety as it keeps all four wheels on the in corners. There are up to nine lane-departure warning, blind-spot a drowsiness detection system, pressure monitors and it even dabbed the brakes as a caution as we a cyclist from behind.

The canyon roads through the behind Santa Barbara are the best I have ever They are smooth and twisty a wide variety of corners and semi-arid scenery. Our test in the ML 63 AMG highlighted the eerily flat characteristics of new active curve technology and the smooth and quiet It’s the perfect blend of and ride for this type of However, it didn’t like the joins in the highway, so it may not adapt too to Australia’s bumpier, coarse-chipped

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series

The extra power in the performance is hardly noticeable, but the extra makes it leap off the line. is, when the turbo has finally in. Overtaking is troublesome with the lag and then sudden boost it difficult to judge just how to go to the vehicle in front before out to pass. The steering lacks and feedback, while pulling back toward centre. is a joy with sharp turn-in and rear feel from the 60 per torque split biased to the Yet it doesn’t fire as strongly the apex of the corner as the X6 with its rear diff.

It may be the cheapest of the performance SUVs, but it right up there for driving and luxury with a near-perfect of handling agility and comfortable As AMG boss Ola Groeneveld says, have hit the sweet spot. has just about run out of current ML 63 in Australia and McCarthy reports is already an order for 40. Expect to sell like hot cakes the Botox set.


On sale . June

. about $175,000

Engine . biturbo V8, 386kW/700Nm (410kW/760Nm)

. 7G-Tronic Speedshift auto, AWD Fuel economy: 11.8L/100km

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
Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Special Series

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