Beast of Mercedes-Benz had gone beastlier! Launched the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG in India for Rs 1.49 Crore ex-showroom Delhi, the five seater SUV of German automaker in India joined the league with its siblings like GL63 AMG and the G63 AMG.
Under hoods, it stores a 5.5-litre, turbocharged V8 petrol engine, the same that is engulfed into the bay of GL63, produces 550PS of max power, which is approximately 30PS lesser than its elder sibling – 7-seater SUV. ML63 AMG weighs near to 2.2 tonne on scale, but can go forth from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds. The pulling power is termed in the form of 760Nm peak torque. The better half given to the engine is a AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, enables it to reach a max of 250kmph in a zest, which can be enhanced to 280kph when opted for the optional AMG Driver’s Package. Suspension setting can be changed as per ones’ needs, customers can choose between three options – Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
ML63 AMG is launched only in one trim level in India – the top-end spec. And to fully revert back the value for money asked, on outers, Benz gets its buyers AMG wheels, quad rectangular exhausts, massive brakes, and slightly differentiated bumpers than the standard version. On interiors, the performance SUV delivers, Alcantara leather draped steering wheel and roof lining, seats coveted in leather, AMG dials, and a mix of plastic and chrome to complete the overall package.
On the feature list, climate control, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, fully powered electric front seats with memory, and the latest COMAND system are adding to value and more comfort. Plenty of airbags, ABS and ESP, assures its buyers will be cocooned in the lap of safety at the most.
On a comparative note, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is thought to be its major competitor in India.