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Efficiency and superlative performance

The new Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG stands for efficiency and performance, exclusivity and a superlative driving experience. Running on 11.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined, 276 g CO2/km), the high-performance SUV undercuts its predecessor by 4.7 litres, or 28 percent. The basis for low fuel consumption and top-class performance is provided by the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a maximum power output of 386 kW and maximum torque of 700 Newton metres, representing an increase of 11 kW and 70 Newton metres. The optionally available AMG Performance package boosts the V8 engine’s power output to 410 kW and its maximum torque to 760 Newton metres. The newly developed ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM for active roll stabilisation, the AMG-specific design and the broad scope of standard equipment and appointments provide for a highly attractive overall package.

Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, notes: “Like its predecessors, the new ML 63 AMG sets new standards in terms of performance, exclusivity and a superlative driving experience – plus the efficiency factor, which is acquiring ever greater emphasis at Mercedes-AMG. As the inventor of the high-performance SUV, we remain true to the philosophy which we introduced in 1999 with the ML 55 AMG and continued in 2005 with the ML 63 AMG.”

The new ML 63 AMG comes with a fascinating technology package: the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine features spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors, ECO start/stop system, an all-aluminium crankcase, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air-water charge air cooling and generator management, for example. With a displacement of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder engine generates a maximum power output of 386 kW and 700 Newton metres of torque. In conjunction with the AMG Performance package these values rise to 410 kW and 760 Newton metres. This difference in power and torque results from an increase in the maximum charge pressure from 1.0 to 1.3 bar. Both variants of the ML 63 AMG enable sports-car performance: acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 4.8 seconds and 4.7 seconds respectively, while the top speed stands at 250 km/h (electronically limited). With or without AMG Performance package, the NEDC fuel consumption level of 11.8 litres per 100 kilometres (276 g CO2/km) remains the same. The AMG Performance package further includes an engine cover in high-quality real carbon, callipers in red painted finish and the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA.

The key data at a glance:

 

ML 63 AMG

Displacement

5461 cc

Bore x stroke

98.0 x 90.5 mm

Compression ratio

10.0 : 1

Output

386 kW at 5250 rpm
410 kW at 5750/rpm*

Max torque

700 Nm at 1750-5000 rpm
760 Nm at 2000-5000 rpm*

Engine weight (dry)

204 kg

Fuel consumption, NEDC combined

11.8 l/100 km

CO2 emissions

276 g/km

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

4.8 s
4.7 s*

Top speed

250 km/h**

* with AMG Performance package; ** electronically limited.

Efficient and variable: AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC

Power transmission to all four permanently driven wheels is performed by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC system. Featuring three driving programmes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting, this seven-speed automatic transmission offers a fascinatingly broad scope of variability. In “Controlled Efficiency” mode (C) the ECO start/stop function is active, shutting down the eight-cylinder engine when the vehicle is stationary. “C” also stands for a gentle accelerator and transmission characteristic with comfortable and early gear changes; start-up generally takes place in second gear here. A green “ECO” symbol in the AMG instr