2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Road Test Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV

(5.5L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 7-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML63 AMG 4Matic 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 5-passenger 4dr SUV
Estimated MSRP$95,865
Assembly locationTuscaloosa, AL


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,461/333
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake- and exhaust valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)518 @ 5,250 (550 @ 5,750 with AMG Performance option package)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)516 @ 1,750 (560 @ 2,000 with AMG Performance option package)
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic and column shifter with steering wheel-mounted paddles
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.38, II = 2.86, III = 1.92, IV = 1.37, V = 1.00, VI = 0.82, VII = 0.73


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, self-leveling pneumatic springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional variable-ratio rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18.9 (on-center, ratio quickens off-center)
Tire typeSummer
Tire size265/45R20
Wheel size20-by-9 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum alloy
Brakes, front15.4-by-1.4-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear13.6-by-1-inch ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.8 (4.7 with AMG Performance package)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)13 city/18 highway/16 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)24.6

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description"AM/FM/CD/DVD audio system with 14-speaker Harman-Kardon Logic 7 Surround-Sound w/Dolby Digital 5.1
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod integration via proprietary cable
Satellite radioStandard
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)10GB
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard, hard drive-based system with traffic data, 7-inch screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard mBrace
Smart entry/StartStandard
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera and parking sonar
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionOptional
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,170
Length (in.)189.6
Width (in.)76.4
Height (in.)68.9
Wheelbase (in.)114.8
Track, front (in.)66.3
Track, rear (in.)65.5
Turning circle (ft.)38.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.9
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.4
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)71.0
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)36.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years / 50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited
Free scheduled maintenance3,000 miles

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