Two special Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMGs are on the prowl looking to reclaim their status as ultimate performance SUVs. Meet 10th Anniversay and Performance Studio special editions.

Mercedes-Benz has responded with notable aplomb to previous criticism of its flagship 510hp (375kW) ML 63 AMG. Nothing wrong with the performance and look of the uber, SUV it was just interior where finish was considered slightly bland. No more. Announcing the ML 63 AMG "Performance Studio" derivative, Mercedes-Benz reaffirms its position as a maker of high performance vehicles that do not compromise on passenger comfort. A set of 21" high-sheen AMG light alloy wheels which are coloured the same colour as the car, come with 295/35 R 21 tyres for maximum road grip.

The ML 63 AMG Performance Studio is fitted with materials that befit a car of its status. The car has full nappa leather upholstery and a really sweet porcelain-coloured diamond design. Exclusive AMG sports seats are wrapped in this leather, along with door linings and also rear seats. Alcantara is all you see looking up; from the sun visors, rear window frame, to the roof lining and grab handles. Sporty and tasteful at the same time.

In addition and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the high-performance SUV, Merc has seen it right to offer a "10th Anniversary" ML 63 AMG, a decision we frankly will not argue. Because Affalterbach was the first to come out with a performance SUV back in 1999 with the 346hp (255kW) ML 55 AMG, a special ML 63 AMG 10th Anniversary edition is also out for celebration purposes. It's available in Europe in the summer of 2009.

The vehicle has features like shaded bi-xenon headlights, fog lamps, and three distinct colours called metallic obsidian black, metallic iridium silver and calcite white. It sports 10 x 21" AMG light alloy wheels with 295/35 R 21 wide-base tyres for stance.




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