Ahead of the launch, the German automaker has confirmed the model will start at $95,865 - this includes the $875 destination charge. Additionally, Mercedes has been kind enough to release a new batch of photos that showcase its styling talents.

Sales for the new 2012 Mercedes ML 63 AMG are due to begin in the US market in March. Ahead of the launch, the German automaker has confirmed the model will start at $95,865 - this includes the $875 destination charge. Additionally, Mercedes has been kind enough to release a new batch of photos that showcase its styling talents.

The new model is powered by AMG's 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that generates 518 hp (386 kW / 525 PS) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque. Customers looking for a little extra can improve the factory model with 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).

The standard model can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed that is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). Those opting for the Performance Package will see 0.1 seconds shaved off the acceration figure and the electronic speed limiter is removed to raise the top speed up to 174 mph (280 km/h).

Full details are available in the attached press release.

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