infotainment system includes TFT panel at the center which also incorporates AMG welcome logo along with AMG configured menu. The screen consists of 20.3 inch monitor that also does the job for high performing music system. The music experience is further enhanced by Watts Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround system along with 14 high-performing speakers, wireless headsets and 2 infrared remote controls. All the other comfort features remain intact. These include rear seat split on 1/2 to 2/3 layout or folded down entirely for convenient luggage loading, active parking assist and automatic climate control with separate control units for front and rear passengers, etc. The new ML63 AMG comes with AIRMATIC package that consists of Adaptive Damping System paired with Active Curve System, air suspension and active roll-bars for reducing body roll during cornering.
With AMG tag, the SUV is now powered by 5.5L Bi-turbo V8 petrol engine that yield massive power of 557bhp and torque rated at 760Nm. The high performance engine is paired with 7G-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox having AMG Speedshift Plus technology. The transmission with the AWD system splits the power to the front and rear axle in 40:60 ratio. Combination of all the above mechanism helps the giant SUV to sprint from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds of time, reaching the top speed of 250kmph. For power hungry car aficionados, engine can also be customized through AMG Performance Package which gives extra power of 32bhp and 60Nm of torque.
ML63 AMG was launched at a whopping price tag of Rs 1.49 crore. It is the top end variant in the ML line-up and third most expensive SUV from the company in the Indian market. The SUV will be pitted against Audi Q7 and BMW X6 xDrive 50i.
Besides this Mercedes-Benz India also announced modern showroom ‘Performance Centre’ in New Delhi which will provide hands on experience on to the vast performance oriented AMG range of Merc. Mercedes-Benz with its extensive range of new launches in India, has prepared to topple Audi from the top position. In recently concluded Auto Expo it also introduced Mercedes M-Guard SUV, CLA 45 AMG and the production version of GLA Class SUV for the Indian market. This shows that company is extremely optimistic to revive its position in India once again.