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FLAGSHIP WITH V8 BITURBO

| 13/01/2012 | 0 Comments

The new Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG – to be launched in April 2012 – stands for efficiency and performance, exclusivity and a superlative driving experience.



The new ML 63 AMG comes with an exciting 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 intercooling and alternator management. With a displacement of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder engine generates a maximum power output of 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 newton metres of torque. In conjunction with the optionally available AMG Performance package these values rise to 410 kW (557 hp) and 760 newton metres. 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).
Power is transmitted to all four permanently driven wheels by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC, featuring three modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting. Mercedes-AMG deploys a specially designed transfer case for the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive which distributes the engine power at a ratio of 40 : 60 to the front and rear axle in the interests of high driving dynamics.
Furthermore, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AIRMATIC package – consisting of air suspension, independent damper struts, automatic level control and Adaptive Damping System (ADS) – features for the first time in combination with the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM for active roll stabilisation. This system, which comes as standard, employs active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles to compensate the body’s roll angles during cornering. The system also improves driving stability for added safety at higher speeds in particular. The driver is able to choose at the push of a button between the three suspension modes “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport plus”. The fully load-bearing air suspension system is speed-sensitive, lowering the body at higher speeds in order to minimise drag while increasing driving stability.
The AMG bodystyling dominates the front view: under the radiator grille with louvres painted in high-gloss black and the large Mercedes star is a large cooling air intake. Together with the two outer air intakes, the central radiator grille provides for an effective flow of air to the water, engine oil, charge-air and transmission oil coolers. The AMG front apron is integrated with the distinctive front wings, which are 10 millimetres wider on either side in order to accommodate the large 5-spoke light-alloy wheels in 9 x 20 format and fitted with tyres in size 265/45 R 20.
“V8 BITURBO” logos identify the vehicle as the flagship AMG model in the M-Class. In contrast to the other M-Class variants, the ML 63 AMG features two sets of chrome twin tailpipes.

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