Fuel-economy has been improved an impressive 33 percent over the previous edition.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2012 ML63 AMG just ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday.
The ML63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine with an output of 518 hp (386 kW / 525 PS) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque. Fuel-economy has been improved rather dramatically over the previous unit (33 percent) and now features a rating of 16 mpg (14.7 liters/100 km).
Customers wanting more power can opt for the AMG Performance Package which boosts the V8's output to 550 hp (410 kW / 558 PS) and a maximum torque of 560 lb-ft (758 Nm).
Acceleration on the standard model is 4.7 seconds for the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint while its a quicker 4.6 seconds with the AMG Performance Package.
Top speed is 155 mph (250 km/h) standard and 174 mph (280 km/h) with the performance pack.
New on the ML63 AMG is the Active Curve System which stabilizes body roll for more solid handling of this large SUV. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission also gets a new fuel-efficient torque converter that helps boost fuel-economy.
The press release below has full details.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG goes on sale in the first quarter of next year.