May 15, 2014: Mercedes Benz have launched their all new ML63 AMG at a whopping price of Rs 1.49 crore. Only last month, the Germany based premium automaker launched GL63 AMG. The three point star company has kept its words to bring in more cars in the Indian market at the Auto Expo held couple of months back. The already powerful ML Class just got more powerful with the AMG tagged ML63. It boasts of massive front air intakes, quad chrome lined exhausts and the prestigious AMG badging across the car. Power figures of the majestic ML63 AMG shoot to 525bhp from the 5.5 litre mill besides generating 700Nm of torque.
Mercedes Benz India has introduced yet another AMG model in the Indian car market and this time it is in the ML Class. It seems that the Mercedes's performance wing is focusing on strengthening its base in the country as it is launching back to back models. There were just two Blue Efficiency variants in the ML Class namely, 250 CDI and 350 CDI, which are powered by 2.2-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engine respectively. Both these engines are equipped with a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox and it allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of approximately 210 Kmph. This model lineup gets an AMG trim in the form of Mercedes Benz ML Class ML 63 AMG 4MATIC that comes equipped with a powerful 5.5-litre petrol engine. This engine enables the vehicle to breach a 100 Kmph mark in about 4.7 seconds, which is incredible. In terms of exteriors, the AMG trim looks quite distinct, thanks to its exclusive body package that includes 5-spoke light alloy wheels, rear apron with chromed under-guard and other such features. Its interiors have also been given with specialized features like performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, AMG instrument cluster, floor mats and other such aspects, which distinguishes its exclusiveness. One of the key highlights of this model series is its 'Active Curve System', which includes active stabilizer bars that provides enhanced comforts during cornering, while reducing the rolling motion of the vehicle. The German automaker is also offering this SUV with intelligent light system, which includes adaptive bi-xenon headlamps that adapts automatically, while cornering, turning into bends and other driving conditions. Apart from these, it is blessed with pre-safe anticipatory occupant protection system, which detects the critical driving situation and initiates preventive measures to safeguard the passengers. With these innovative aspects, the Mercedes Benz ML Class is an ideal choice for all the individuals, who prefer a performance oriented luxury SUV.
This Mercedes Benz M Class ML 250 CDI trim comes with inviting exterior features. The front part of this SUV is loaded with an enlarged radiator grille with a lot of chrome treatment and it is surrounded with a well shaped head light cluster. The body colored bumper is incorporated with a wide air dam and a pair of fog lamps for enhanced visibility. The company has blessed this sports utility vehicle with a number of striking features for its impressive appearance. The company has given this trim out side rear view mirrors with turn indicator, side stepper, roof carrier, tinted glass, a rear window defogger and many other aspects as well. Apart from these, this trim is blessed by the company with a set of 17 inch alloy wheels, which are further covered with tubeless radial tyres and enhances the look of side profile. On the other hand, this sports utility vehicle is loaded with a lot of interior aspects, which gives comfort and a luxurious feel as well to the passengers sitting inside....
This is CKD model launched with 3.0 litre of petrol engine churning out 258 bhp of power and 619 Nm of torque. It comes with larger dimensions, ECO start stop button for better fuel efficiency, green footprint and aggressive looks....
This is the newest variant in the ML Class model series and is equipped with an exclusive AMG package. Powering this trim is the advanced 5.5-litre, V8 petrol power plant that displaces 5461cc. This engine is capable of producing a peak power of about 549.81bhp between 5250 to 5750rpm, while generating 760Nm of peak torque in the range of 2000 to 5000rpm. The company coupled this petrol mill with a sophisticated AMG speedshift plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox that delivers the torque output to all the four wheels in an AWD layout. This luxury SUV comes with an array of innovative features including COMAND online system, attention assist system, memory seats, ambient lighting system, electric sliding sunroof, active curve system, tyre pressure monitoring system, anti theft protection package and many other advanced aspects....
This model series is available with two diesel and one petrol engine option. The base diesel version is equipped with a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering a mileage in the range of 11.13 to 15.26 Kmpl, which is impressive. Another diesel version comes equipped with a 3.0-litre, V6 power plant that has the ability to deliver a minimum mileage of 8.0 Kmpl, while producing 11.74 Kmpl on the highways. The company has equipped the AMG trim with a 5461cc, bi-turbo petrol power plant that is capable of giving away 6.36 Kmpl under standard traffic conditions and it goes up to 10.41 Kmpl on express ways.
The newly introduced AMG version is blessed with an eight cylinder, V-Type petrol engine that is further equipped with electronic fuel injection system. This engine can pump out a maximum power of about 549.81bhp, while delivering a peak torque of about 760Nm, which is impressive. The base diesel trim comes equipped with a 2143cc diesel engine that produces a peak power of about 203.2bhp in combination with a maximum torque of 500Nm, which is remarkable for a 2.2-litre power plant. On the other hand, top end diesel engine comes equipped with a 2987cc turbo diesel engine, which has the ability to generate a maximum power of about 258bhp that results in pumping a peak torque output of 619Nm, which is rather impressive.
The Mercedes Benz ML Class SUV is perkier, especially its AMG version in terms of acceleration and pickup. This AMG version comes is powered by a peppy 5.5-litre, bi-turbo petrol engine and it is coupled with a performance based AMG speedshift plus 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox that enables the vehicle to breach a 100 Kmph mark in 4.7 seconds. At the same time, it allows the vehicle to reach top speed of about 250 Kmph. The base diesel version is powered by a 4-cylinder turbo engine that is paired with a 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. This engine helps the vehicle to accelerate towards 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in about 9 seconds and enables it to achieve a top speed of approximately 210 Kmph. The top end diesel trim is fitted with an advanced 3.0-litre mill that comes incorporated with a turbo charging unit. This engine allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of about 224 Kmph, while breaching the 100 Kmph mark in just a matter of 7.4 seconds, which is somewhat impressive considering its stature.
This SUV is available in two different avatars, which includes a Blue Efficiency and an AMG trim. Both these variants share the same body platform, but look different from each other as the AMG trim is equipped with exclusive cosmetics. To start with the Blue Efficiency trim, it has an urbane look with glossy body finish and curvaceous structure. Its headlight cluster has a curvy yet sleek design and have been equipped with bi-xenon projector headlamps along with LED daytime running lights. It flanks a wide and large radiator grille that has three chrome plated louvre's and the company's insignia. Its front bumper looks very sleek, but it comes fitted with a wider air intake section along with a pair of air ducts that also features LED fog lamps. Interestingly, this front bumper comes fitted with a chrome plate nudge guard, which is unusual in the SUV segment. As far as the AMG trim is concerned, its has a body colored bumper that has a large perforated air intake section, but it comes fitted with an aluminum protective cladding under it. The side profile of this SUV looks very sleek yet stylish, thanks to its low stance and expressive body structure. Its wheel arches have been fitted with a set of 18 inch alloy wheels, that gives an urbane look to the side profile. The company is offering the AMG version with a set of 20 inch alloy wheels, while equipping the top end diesel version with 19 inch alloy rims. The window sills on the side gets a glossy black finish, while the door handles and the external rear view mirror caps are in body color. Its rear profile has an unconventional looks, but still the fit and finish is what makes it look attractive. It has a large windscreen accompanied by a roof spoiler and third brake light, while the boot lid has a lot of chrome accentuation that amplifies the rear. Here, its boot lid comes with a dual tone look as it is fitted with an aluminum under guard.
This luxury SUV comes with a total length of 4817mm and an overall width of 2141mm (including the external mirrors). Its total height is 1762mm, while its wheelbase is about 2915mm, which is very large. On the other hand, its front tread is calculated at 1648mm, whereas its rear tread is measured at 1663mm.
The internal cabin of the Mercedes Benz ML Class is surprisingly spacious as it comes with just a five seater capacity. The seats are wide and well cushioned and they have been covered with premium grade Nappa leather upholstery. The company has installed the electrically adjustable function for the front seats along with memory function, which will provide enhanced comforts to the occupants. The best part about the cabin is its extremely stylish dashboard that is further fitted with a curvaceous central console. It is further loaded with advanced aspects like an AC unit, COMAND online system and several number of control switches. It also comes with a large boot space of about 690mm, which is more than any other vehicle. The leg space in both the first and second rows is quite good, thanks to the large wheelbase of 2915mm, which also helped in creating an immense boot storage space. The Blue Efficiency trim comes with a choice of two interior trim elements like dark graphite poplar wood and burr walnut, while the AMG version is blessed with Bore Open Pore ash wood with maroon leather upholstery and High gloss black poplar trim along with leather upholstery in porcelain.
The company is offering this model series with an array of comfort features, which provides best in class luxury to the occupants. It comes with a list including ambient lighting system, electric sliding sun roof, easy pack tailgate, temperature controlled cup holders, an advanced instrument cluster and an assistance system. It comes incorporated with an active parking assist function that helps the driver in fining a suitable parking space and parks the vehicle with just a touch of a button. It also comes incorporated with a 360 degree reversing camera with guidelines in display. Furthermore, it has aspects like electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, an advancedTHERMOTRONIC automatic air conditioning system, integrated seat headrests, arm rests, designo exclusive leather package and AIRMATIC package, that enhances the comforts inside. It also comes incorporated with a COMAND online system with 6-disc DVD changer that features a 17.8CM TFT, which offers high end entertainment to the occupants inside.
This five seater SUV is surprisingly spacious from inside as the company has built it with precise set of dimensions. To start with the first row, it has a total head space of 1059mm and an overall legroom of 508mm along with a decent shoulder space of 1486mm. Coming to the second row, it has a total shoulder space of 1482mm along with a decent leg space of 490mm and an impressive head space of 992mm. The third row does not get any seating arrangement, but it has an impressive 690 litre of storage compartment.
The Mercedes Benz ML Class luxury SUV is available with two diesel and one petrol engine options for the buyers to choose from. The 250 CDI trim is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel power plant that runs on advanced common rail direct fuel injection system. This engine has 4-cylinders and 16-valves that displaces 2143cc. This helps the engine to deliver a peak power output of 203.2bhp at 4200rpm in combination with a maximum torque of about 500Nm at just 1600 to 1800rpm. The 350 CDI trim is equipped with a sophisticated 3.0-litre diesel engine that displaces 2987cc. This engine is integrated with 6-cylinders and 24-valves, which receives the fuel with the help of an advanced common rail fuel injection technology. This motor can generate a commanding power of about 258bhp at 3600rpm that results in pumping out a commanding torque of 619Nm between 1600 to 2400rpm. The company has coupled both these diesel engines with a sophisticated 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the torque output to all the four wheels in the form of AWD layout. On the other hand, the AMG version is blessed with a powerful 5.5-litre petrol engine that is incorporated with an advanced electronic fuel injection system. This engine has 8-cylinder and each of which has 4-valves that produces a displacement capacity of 5461cc. This power plant has the ability to produce a maximum power of 549.81bhp between 5250 to 5750rpm, while generating a commanding torque output of 760Nm in the range of 2000 to 5000rpm. This petrol engine is coupled with an AMG speedshift plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox that transmits the torque output to all the four wheels and returns a mileage of 10.41 Kmpl.
The manufacturer is offering this luxury SUV with innovative aspects like COMAND online system, which provides high definition entertainment to the occupants. It features a 17.8-inch TFT color display that comes incorporated with a 10GB hard disc for music files and maps. It also supports a navigation system, which helps the driver to choose a right direction. On the other hand, it is equipped with aspects like a 360 degree parking camera along with parking assist system including Parktronic, which automatically finds a best parking space for the vehicle and parks it automatically with a touch of a button.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The 250 CDI trim is the entry level variant and it is blessed with a set of 18 inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels that adds an urbane look to the sides. These rims have been covered with 255/55 R18 sized high performance tubeless radial tyres. The wheel arches of the 350 CDI trim have been equipped with a stylish set of 19-inch alloy wheels that are covered with terrain capable tubeless tyres of size 255/50 R19, which provides excellent grip on roads. The AMG version is being blessed with exclusive 5-spoke light weight alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with a set of high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 265/45, which keeps the vehicle agile irrespective of road conditions.
This model series comes with a combination of ventilated and perforated disc brakes that delivers exceptional performance. Its front wheels have been fitted with ventilated disc brakes, whereas its rear ones have been equipped with perforated disc brakes. This braking mechanism is further reinforced by the anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist system. Furthermore, it is blessed with an advanced traction control programs and electronic stability program, which enhances road safety.
The company is offering this luxury trim with an array of protective features that ensures unparalleled safety to all the occupants. It comes with aspects like tyre pressure monitoring display, active curve system, intelligent light system, attention assist, anti-theft protection package, airbags and other such pre-safe aspects.
Mercedes Benz ML Class Pros :
1. AMG version is extremely powerful and delivers exceptional performance.
2. Exterior appearance is quite sleek and asserting.
3. Active curve system is an added advantage.
4. Comfort features are at par with other competitors.
5. Interior design, fit and finish is plush.
Mercedes Benz ML Class Cons :
1. Fuel economy is a big minus point.
2. Price range is very expensive.
3. Spare parts and maintenance cost is very high.
4. Ground clearance can be slightly better.
5. Presence of authorized service stations must improve.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.13||15.26||203.2bhp @ 4200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|8.0||11.74||258bhp @ 3600rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|6.36||10.41||549.81bhp @ 5250-5750rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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