Mercedes-Benz is set to debut the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, but here’s your first look at it.
The 2012 ML63 AMG is powered by an AMG 5.5L V8 biturbo engine that packs 518 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. The available AMG Performance Package pushes that number even higher to 550 horsepower and 560 lb-ft. of torque. The ML63 AMG reaches 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and 4.6 seconds with the performance package, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph and 174 mph with the with the AMG Performance Package. The V8 is mated to a AMG Speedshift Plus 7-speed automatic and a permanent four-wheel-drive system. The estimated combined fuel economy for the 2012 ML63 AMG is 16 mpg, which is a 33 percent improvement over the last model.
The 2012 ML63 AMG will be available in the first quarter of 2012.