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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Didn't see this here yet so here it is:

First Drive Review:

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/23/2...-review-video/

Looks like this is a ~$40k upgrade? to the same platform as the wk2 SRT/8 Jeep, we'll see once pricing is announced.

Like the rear exhaust, wondering if the wheels will fit... wondering what the weight difference is attributed to (5005 vs 5300ish), engine? old MB trans?

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Compared to the BMW X5 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the 5,005-pound ML63 AMG with the AMG Performance Package is the most powerful SUV out there (the BMW technically has five more horsepower, but it lacks 60 pound-feet of torque), yet it fails being the sportiest. We suspect the comparatively lightweight Porsche (4,784 pounds), with its torque-vectoring drivetrain, variable torque split and lightweight ceramic brakes, will still set the quickest lap with the brawny but powerful track-tuned BMW (5,368 pounds) right on its tail.

No mention of the Jeep...
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Just wondering if they borrowed the SRT engine? saw a 6.2l something.

Bi-Turbos makes me wet down there........hmmmm.....

Could anyone imagine some sort of that setup on an SRT WK2???
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Rather ugly, I think. And usually I really like Mercedes. The base M class isn't too bad, although I still like the last gen more. But the AMG is just hideous!
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

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Rather ugly, I think. And usually I really like Mercedes. The base M class isn't too bad, although I still like the last gen more. But the AMG is just hideous!
I don't know. I wouldn't kick that out of my garage.
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

I would say about a $30K premium over the SRT8, but with the twin turbo now they may shoot for close to $100K for the ML. The numbers are very disappointing.....with nearly a 100 extra horsepower it goes 0-60 .1 second faster than the SRT8? I would have expected low 4's at the very least.
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Great looking and bad ass. A nice combo.
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

An overpriced stationwagon with a big engine. Who buys this crap?
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

If I were spending that much on an SUV, would spend a bit more and get a Cayenne Turbo.
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

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An overpriced stationwagon with a big engine. Who buys this crap?
Agreed, but you will see them all over LA in no time (leased). Those AMG guys have too much time on their hands.
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An overpriced stationwagon with a big engine. Who buys this crap?
There are many that would say the same about the WK2.
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

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If I were spending that much on an SUV, would spend a bit more and get a Cayenne Turbo.
Agreed, but I'd go with a Turbo S.
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Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

It looks more like a street racer family wagon. The hp, tq, and towing numbers are pretty good, but I wouldn't pay that much for it though.
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