• Oct 6, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz ML AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of updating the AMG side of the family, including the replacement of its 6.2-liter engines with the more efficient 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. One of the models set to receive the new mill is the 2012 M-Class, and photogs posted outside the Nürburgring have caught the revised SUV getting ready to push its prodigious weight around the circuit.

The current generation ML63 AMG churns out 503 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, but with the twin-turbo 5.5-liter mill bolted in, the reworked high-po ML could see at least 544 hp and close to 600 lb-ft of twist. In addition to the upgraded engine, the camo-clad mule also benefits from a more aggressive lower-front fascia, a new character line running across the side and an assortment of other revised body mods, all of which should make their way to the new model when it goes on sale early next year.

[Source: CarPix]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's based on the JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE platform. Just thought i'd point that out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        or do you mean that the Jeep is based on this Mercedes platform??!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow thats a big jump in torque, bet its much faster then the older version.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It still looks a lot like the current Mercedes to me. I need less disguise
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice what looks to be a panoramic sunroof? I believe this would be a new feature for the ML and definitely something that would allow it to stay competitive. Also, the jump in horsepower and torque is truly impressive, go AMG go....