Mercedes-Benz launches luxurious, powerful ML63 AMG in India

Written by Car Dekho | New Delhi | Updated: May 19 2014, 19:38pm hrs
ML63 AMGRich and powerful, ML63 AMG is perhaps the second most powerful SUV from Mercedes-Benz till date. (Courtesy: CarDekho)
Battle for the top position in the luxury car market seems to be on fire. The trio Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz are leaving no stone unturned in gaining maximum share of slice in the Indian market. Mercedes in particular is quite excited about its new product launches. Just a month back company unveiled performance packedGL63AMGand now it has updated the ML line-up with a new product namedML63AMG. The rich and powerful SUV is perhaps, the second most powerful SUV from the company till date. Not only is this one of the most powerful SUV but also very swift, encouragingly capable, extremely refined and remarkably practical.

TheAMGtag rules all over the car. From the front, the SUV boast of dynamic stance with massive front air intakes and sports LED daytime running lights on the sporty front bumpers. The radiator grille has three chrome slats and the Mercedes signature badge embellished with high gloss slats at thecentrecarry a dominating attitude on the road. WithAMGtag, the side profile is enhanced with 5-spoke light alloy wheels which are finished in titanium grey paint affixed in 265/45R20tyres. Rear of the car shows the new design language adopted in the modern generation of ML series with revamped tail light cluster, high mounted stop lamp, a chrome nudge bar and the antenna on the roof. In newML63AMG, the rear bumper is reminiscent to the front one that exhibits quad exhaust pipes with chrome accents.

The interiors of the third generation ML series of cars have been designed with extra care. It has all the required features to get flattered on. TheML63AMGin particular has been designed with impressive quality material with minute attention to detail. It is also excellent in ergonomics and carry a vast amount of space. The seats of the this luxury SUV are overlaid with top qualityDesignoleather and the same electrically adjustable sports seats are dualtopstitchedthat gives exclusiveAMGlook. The very upholstery can also be customized with optionalDesignoExclusive Package which includes leather covering in maroon or porcelain for both front and rear seats, door and central console armrests and the doorcentrepanels as well. The package also include exceptional lateral support with more emphasis on contours and higher side bolsters. Besides this, the entire cabin is being offered in ambient lighting in three unique colors; Neutral (White), Polar (Ice Blue) and Solar (Amber).

The car also features 4-spoke steering wheel adorned inNappaleather for that perfect grip on the go. The infotainment system includes TFT panel at the center which also incorporatesAMGwelcome logo along withAMGconfigured 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 HarmanKardonLogic 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 newML63AMGcomes withAIRMATICpackage that consists of Adaptive Damping System paired with Active Curve System, air suspension and active roll-bars for reducing body roll during cornering.

WithAMGtag, the SUV is now powered by 5.5L Bi-turboV8petrol engine that yield massive power of557bhpand torque rated at760Nm. The high performance engine is paired with7G-Tronicautomatic transmission gearbox havingAMGSpeedshiftPlus technology. The transmission with theAWDsystem 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 from0-100kmphin just 4.7 seconds of time, reaching the top speed of250kmph. For power hungry car aficionados, engine can also be customized throughAMGPerformance Package which gives extra power of32bhpand60Nmof torque.

ML63AMGwas 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 AudiQ7and BMWX6xDrive50i.

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 orientedAMGrange ofMerc. 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,CLA45AMGand the production version ofGLAClass SUV for the Indian market. This shows that company is extremely optimistic to revive its position in India once again.