At few point throughout a two-day drive of the entire-new Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, something interesting occured. Your author learned to stop concerning and wish the bomb.
Instructed to stop concerning about the ML63’s carbon footprint. Concerning about its two-and-a-half-ton weight. Worrying, ultimately, about the sheer ludicrousness of turning the mild-mannered, safe-centric M-class SUV into something that should wear a court-ordered ankle bracelet. We can not recall the perfect moment, but entire this consternation probably disappeared when the twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 was swallowing 14.5 psi of boost and delivering 518 horsepower. AMG
arrogates that the ML63 will get 60 mph in less than 4.8 seconds. Choose the AMG Function package, and the boost goes up to 18.9 psi, which yields 550 horsepower and a 4.5-second 0-to-60 sprint through our estimate. Top accelerate, with or without the necessity Performance package, is governed at 155 mph.
One of our popular components of the actual ML63 was its exhaust note. Component big-block Chevrolet Chevelle, component offshore powerboat, entire exactly inappropriate for high society. AMG has handled to preserve that audio in the latest edition inspite its engine’s slightly littler displacement and 2 pesky turbochargers in the way of the exhaust gases. Deep and loud below complete throttle, but with a somewhat uneven and menacing sound at idle, the 5.5-liter is an exact mimic of the old 6.2. Might be that’s why it wears the similar “ML63” badges on its fenders and rear door. Or might be AMG only ordered so many of them and has not function out now.
Unlike the previous ML63 AMG, the latest edition does not slam shifts as though it is punishing its transmission. Gear alters from the seven-velocity automatic are smoother but still fast. AMG looks to have dialed more compliance into the suspension, also. Impacts are less jarring, and the chassis is quieter.