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Yaccster 01-24-2012 05:41 AM

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?

Quote:
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...

Nissan-SR20-Man 01-24-2012 07:20 AM

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???

brandont 01-24-2012 07:40 AM

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!

nathantw 01-24-2012 08:36 AM

Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brandont (Post 559393)
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.

jeep2011 01-24-2012 10:37 AM

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.

andyh 01-24-2012 12:10 PM

Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
 
Great looking and bad ass. A nice combo.

jgc4ever 01-24-2012 12:20 PM

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

Nightwatch 01-24-2012 12:27 PM

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.

AAAA 01-24-2012 12:33 PM

Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jgc4ever (Post 559539)
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.

Jeeters 01-24-2012 01:02 PM

Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jgc4ever (Post 559539)
An overpriced stationwagon with a big engine. Who buys this crap?

There are many that would say the same about the WK2. :)

gokart508 01-24-2012 02:33 PM

Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nigh****ch (Post 559543)
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.

User_22 01-24-2012 03:28 PM

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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