There are several things which have been changed in this car, for example, the 6.2 liter v 8 engine has been replaced by a 5.5 liter AMG which is turbocharged, as well as direct injected. This engine is also called the M 157, smaller displacement might mean less power for many people, but this is not true with this model. With an amazing 518 hp and 516 ft-lb of torque, this turbocharged engine can flex its muscles as and when required. There is an option of trying the AMG pumps which boost the power and the torque to the ranges of 550 hp and 560 lb – feet respectively. This has made sure that the top speed of the car has increased from 155 to 174 miles per hour. One of the best advantages is the fuel efficiency. The ML63 will give a mileage of around 16 miles per gallon which is almost a one third greater than the previous models.
The power is sent to the wheel through a 40:60 front to rear ratio. The active curve system allows the car more stability along the curved roads and bumpers. The air suspension is known to provide the driver the different options while driving. The electromechanical steering makes sure that the control of the car is better and the tires are 20 inch high performance ones. One of the best things about this model is that it allows greater comfort for the driver, as well as the passengers.
Virtually everything inside the car contains leather and gives it a premium and luxury feel. The standard features like the abs and the climate control are there in this car and passengers will find Bluetooth, as well as navigation system inside it. There is a special thing called attention assist which will alert the driver when he/she feels sleepy or drowsy. This car is supposed to be launched by Mercedes by spring 2012 and with it the list of SUVs plying on the road becomes complete.