So we got a 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

So we got a 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

For certain reasons, we hadn’t brought home a Mercedes-Benz in over three years until this one, but it is interesting that the last Merc we fully tested back in 2009 also happened to be an ML 63 AMG. This new one is a fair bit different though.

For one, it packs a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 under the bonnet now, despite the badge, and it makes more power too. It also looks like a minivan now. A very muscular minivan that looks like it’ll beat the crap out of you for calling it a minivan.

The interior is a mish-mash of very premium materials and very upscale tech. Even the telephone keypad makes a comeback here.

For once, we were glad to sit inside a premium German vehicle that is actually practical with its storage spaces.

The boot is pretty big too, and you’d never know there is a subwoofer hiding there somewhere. Lots of grocery-bag hooks along the sides too.

When the all-new Mercedes-Benz M-Class first debuted in pictures, we hated the styling. We still think it looks awkward, but when you stand next to an AMG-kitted one, it grows on you in about 5 seconds. Once you turn on the engine and bury the throttle, you truly fall for it. This one turned out to be the fastest SUV we’ve ever tested, and that too in the middle of summer. More in the full review.

What do you think?



  1. for a moment by looking at the first photo i thought its a chrysler pt cruiser , i still hate it though except for the engine , maybe

  2. The exterior does look average to me…

    Fast car though.

  3. The car rear is so damn ugly.But the front with the AMG kit looks spectacular !.So does the interior.Can’t wait to see the full review !

  4. any body here who remembers the ssangyong musu?

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