• Apr 12, 2010
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Spy Shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Our keen-eyed spy shoots have managed to nab a few shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz ML, though the high-riding SUV is sporting different equipment from the last time we saw it. For starters, there are oil-drum sized cross-drilled rotors on all four corners. Something tells us the standard mom-mobile won't be needing galactic-sized stoppers, which leads us to believe we're staring the next ML63 AMG in the face.

We have next to no solid intelligence on exactly what's under the hood, so allow us to spread on a thick layer of rampant speculation. Our guess is that the engineers at AMG have likely blessed the SUV with the Silver Arrow's brand-spanking-new twin-turbo V8. At 5.5-liters, the engine dishes out a heady 544 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, though we wouldn't raise an eyebrow if final figures were slightly lower when the new ML lands at dealers. Throw in a massaged suspension and those meaty breaks, and you've got a winner all around. Sounds good enough to get us to soccer practice on time.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      In other news the Jeep Cherokee 6.4L VCT SRT8 has been green lighted for 2012.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm, those tires are way too narrow to find home on an AMG product. Maybe what we're looking at is perhaps the ML550 with the Sport Package? Even the lack of additional front air intakes would perhaps suggest this is probably not the AMG.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Spy shots of the AMG M before the regular one? Is Mercedes letting AMG develop the new cars? That actually doesn't sound like such a bad idea...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ AngeloD

        You mean the wheels that have been available on the current W221 S Class since its inception in 2006?

        Next are you going to tell us that the 2011 Grand Cherokee is actually the entire reason why the current ML is around? Get out of here with that Grand Cherokee BS.

        I don't think I've ever read a single post of yours that makes sense.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Did they swipe those wheels off a Grand Cherokee?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully they will debut at cleaner uncluttered non indash sat nav interior.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Neil

        This is what i consider a near perfect interior and yes i know its a concept but its totally beautifully and reasonable. Pretty much every one on the post agreed from what I've read. Why can't this interior be done in an Audi or any other "luxury" sedan?

        http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/alfa-romeo-2uettottanta-by-pininfarina/#13
        • 4 Years Ago
        For me, the dash needs to be functional and for that to happen you need either buttons, a screen, or both. There is a market for luxury cars with features - a/c, nav, ir nightvision, lol... maybe a little 2 seater lotus or miata or even a zonda doesn't need these things but an AMG car is gonna have them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why thank you, Neil. I'm glad we can see eye to eye on something. I love a well designed analog speedo and tach(such as in the Pagani Zonda F...simply beautiful).
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Neil

        No i don't want a builtin nav. I would rather one i can take from vehicle to vehicle. Its like deisgners today model the dash around the screen. Its a total eyesore in the dash. I don't care if they have them but at least let you uncheck the option, even on a Mercedes. Its just like any other "option" on the list. Just because I might check a certain option and you don't(even though you CAN afford it) doesn't mean mine is an "upgrade" to yours. You don't like it, so you didn't opt for it. Your vehicle in your eyes is superior to mine because it suits your taste. Nobody bashes you for it. So why do you hate on other peoples tastes?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not hating on your tastes. I can understand and appreciate your "simple car" philosophy. I just think you're wasting your time because in-dash screens are here to stay. If anything, we will see the proliferation of in-dash screens throughout the industry. Gauge clusters are also moving in that direction (something that I don't necessarily think is a good thing, either).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh god, another one?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Breaks? Seriously?
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