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      11-14-2011, 05:07 AM   #1
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2012 Merc ML63 AMG revealed

The estimated combined fuel economy for the high-performance SUV is 16 mpg, marking a 33-percent improvement over its predecessor. The basis for the excellent fuel economy and performance is the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine with an output of 518 hp and torque of 516 lb-ft, representing an increase of 15 hp and 44 lb-ft over its predecessor. The available AMG Performance Package boosts the V8 engine's power output to 550 hp and its maximum torque to 560 lb-ft.
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      11-14-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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I like the X5-M especially the front end it looks so aggressive and I think the new ML63 can match these looks. Compared to the current ML63 it has changed a lot. Only thing I don't like are the wheels but everything else is good. Interior is very nice, better than X5 IMO. There's nothing wrong with X5 interior but its VERY similar to 5 series/7 series.

Also, 550bhp wtf! I thought the bhp wars would come to and end.
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      11-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #3
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I love it except for the rear bumper in the side profile shot. I'd still take an X6M... but that's only because the Cayenne Turbo S hasn't come out yet

Still waiting on the inevitable G63
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      11-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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Love it.
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No AWD ... They refuse to put 4-matic on their AMG models. That is the only thing keeping me from getting an AMG SUV.
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No AWD ... They refuse to put 4-matic on their AMG models. That is the only thing keeping me from getting an AMG SUV.
R u saying that this is a rear wheel drive SUV?
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Looks very Cayenne-ish! I like it.
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      11-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #8
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R u saying that this is a rear wheel drive SUV?
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R u saying that this is a rear wheel drive SUV?
It is.. and always has been. Unless something has changed since their previous 55 and 63 models.


EDIT: I just looked and it appears they have added the 4-matic to the car.. Good for them. Might have to look into this truck in the next few months.
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It is.. and always has been. Unless something has changed since their previous 55 and 63 models.


EDIT: I just looked and it appears they have added the 4-matic to the car.. Good for them. Might have to look into this truck in the next few months.
http://www.mercedes-amg.com/?lang=usa#/ml63-specs

No idea how you could drive a RWD SUV with that much TQ. That would be a safety nightmare for all soccer moms
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I have been waiting for this but if it has no AWD forget it!

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It is.. and always has been. Unless something has changed since their previous 55 and 63 models.


EDIT: I just looked and it appears they have added the 4-matic to the car.. Good for them. Might have to look into this truck in the next few months.
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No idea how you could drive a RWD SUV with that much TQ. That would be a safety nightmare for all soccer moms
The ML55 and the first generation of the 63s were DEFINITELY RWD. I had a ML430 back in the day and it was also rear wheel drive.
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The ML55 and the first generation of the 63s were DEFINITELY RWD. I had a ML430 back in the day and it was also rear wheel drive.
The first gen ML's also didn't have near these levels of HP/TQ for such heavy machines so it was not necessary. Times have changed drastically and I feel that this is a very positive change.
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The rear isn't sitting quite right with me...I'd also like to see it in something other than white so I can get a better idea of how the aluminum trim would stand out. Would look good in a dark bronze or graphite.
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I have a ML55 and it is definitely AWD!
The tranny will not handle this power or torque........

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don't like the rear bumper and wheels. Otherwise, it looks good.
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Looks to plain and could get mistaken for a sport edition. Needs more visual differentiation IMO.
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No AWD ... They refuse to put 4-matic on their AMG models. That is the only thing keeping me from getting an AMG SUV.
What? The ML has 4Matic.
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Looks to plain and could get mistaken for a sport edition. Needs more visual differentiation IMO.
Um, I really don't see how they could make this thing any busier looking.
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I am in love with that front end. The rear lights will have to grow on me. Side profile looks real nice. I don't think it need to look any busier then it already is. I just hope it has the AMG grunt.
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the new ML as a whole is a huge disappointment for me. On the old ML, the Jeep Grand Cherokee resemblance was minimal but I feel like it is so blatantly obvious on the new one.
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looks okay. still don't understand why amg/M have to have their badges on SUVs, but i guess there's a market for it.
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