The Mercedes ML63 AMG will cost £82,995 when it goes on sale later this year
12 April 2012

The Mercedes ML63 AMG will cost £82,995 when it goes on sale later this year.

The hot Mercedes ML will be offered with the AMG Performance Pack for the first time as a £6165 option. It increases power to 549bhp and 560lb ft by increasing boost pressure and adding a free-flowing air manifold. The electronic speed limiter can be raised from 155mph to 174mph as part of the £2820 Driver’s Package, which also includes admission to a Mercedes driving event

In standard trim the ML63 will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.8sec. The optional-extra power reduces that by 0.1 seconds. Performance Pack-equipped cars also include an upgraded steering wheel (a £420 option otherwise), carbonfibre engine cover and red-painted brake calipers.

Mercedes claim the new car is 40 per cent more economical and emits almost 30 per cent less CO2 than its precursor. Engine downsizing and two economic gearbox modes; one featuring a stop/start function help the ML63 return 23.9mpg and emit 276g/km CO2.

The ML63 is differentiated from lesser models by aggressive exterior styling, a quartet of trapezoidal exhaust pipes and 20-inch AMG wheels.

The ML63 AMG is cheaper than its main rivals: the £83,260 BMW X5M, £86,896 Porsche Cayenne Turbo and £86,895 Range Rover Supercharged.

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12 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The ML63 AMG is cheaper than its main rivals: the £83,260 BMW X5M, £86,896 Porsche Cayenne Turbo and £86,895 Range Rover Supercharged.[/quote] The Range Rover isn't in the same league as the other three in terms of performance, they are all in the mid-4 second range for 0-60mph acceleration, while the Range Rover is 5.9 seconds. Not a rival at all.

12 April 2012

I think this new ML looks really good, and the AMG version is much better than the Cayenne, Q7, etc.

12 April 2012

Pointless at half the price. Still, premiership thickos will lap it up

13 April 2012

Nice cabin, useful poke but holy merde, its side-view is fugly - it looks like another vehicle was dropped on top of it from a great height.

13 April 2012

No way would I pay that sort of money for this vehicle. Running costs (including depreciation) would be astronomical. Worse still, people would laugh at me for being so outrageously vulgar. Engelbert

13 April 2012

[quote The Special One]The Range Rover isn't in the same league as the other three in terms of performance, they are all in the mid-4 second range for 0-60mph acceleration, while the Range Rover is 5.9 seconds. Not a rival at all.[/quote]

The Range Rover may not be in the same league for 0-60 time as the other three but none of the other three are in the same league for interior or exterior design quality. Does anyone who buys this sort of car actually care about 0-60 times?

13 April 2012

[quote Engelbert]No way would I pay that sort of money for this vehicle. [/quote]

Nor will the people that buy it, we just sold one that was north of £100k

13 April 2012

[quote jamesf1]Pointless at half the price. [/quote] Two words..... China, Russia.

13 April 2012

[quote rosstopher]

[quote Engelbert]No way would I pay that sort of money for this vehicle. [/quote]

Nor will the people that buy it, we just sold one that was north of £100k

[/quote]

Wow, the saying 'more money than sense' brought to life.

14 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The Mercedes ML63 AMG will cost £82,995 when it goes on sale later this year.

The hot Mercedes ML will be offered with the AMG Performance Pack for the first time as a £6165 option. It increases power to 549bhp and 560lb ft by increasing boost pressure and adding a free-flowing air manifold. The electronic speed l...Read the full article[/quote] These Behemoths should be taxed of the road, they take up too much space,usually have ONE person in them too, i think it's lack of something,it's certainly not feeling safer, more the superior,bullying factor for them,i dare say in large Cities where most of them reside, lots of people get annoyed at being cut up or forced out of the way,and what advantages have they got over other cars?, i'm talking practical here,and , yes, i've not had my Coffee yet!..........just joking, honest!

Peter Cavellini.

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