(photos: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG | €108,885.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com
Mercedes-Benz is bent on keeping its SUV line spinning and as a proof, it has announced a beefier ML class, the ML 63 AMG. equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that puts out an breathtaking 525 horsepower (386 kW) and 700 Nm of torque, mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-speed gearbox which allows for a century sprint in just 4.8 seconds. if maximum performance is what you seek, there is an optionally available AMG Performance package that pushes the V8’s power out to an even mightier 557 horsepower (410 kW) and an improved torque of 760 Nm, which allows for a tad faster 0-100 km/h sprint. the best part is, you will be enjoying this power with less guilt as the ML 63 AMG makes a claimed 11.8 liters per 100 km (combined).
apart from the power and torque improvements, the AMG Performance package also includes look-good features such as real carbon engine cover, red-painted calipers, AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, huge 20-inch light alloy wheels, and a few bits of telltale AMG signs in and around the vehicle. of course, one will not miss the gorgeous AMG aerokit that reminds you and any passerby that it is not your regular ML class. the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG will be officially available in April 2012 with a price tag starting from €108,885 (about US$146,897) and as for the optional AMG Performance package will set you back at another €7,021 (about US$9,472). click through for a gallery of higher resolution images for your viewing pleasure.