Mercedes-Benz is planing to retire its ML63 AMG crossover along with its ML450 CDI, which is its most powerfull diesel crossover. It’s planning to launch the next generation crossover model that aims to be more powerful and yet fuel efficient at the same time.
This means that customers are stuck with only five engine options, of which, two gasoline powerplants and three diesel engines. The entry-level gasoline engine is a 272 hp V6 (ML350), which is followed by a 388 hp V8 (ML500). And the diesel offering starts with a 190 hp V6 (ML300 CDI) and a 224 hp V6 (ML350 CDI).
The above power options are way less than the ML63 AMG, which is powered by a normal aspirated 6.2 liter V8 engine that pumps out 510 hp and 630 Nm of torque. AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox is mated to this 6.2-liter V8 engine, and sending the power to the all-wheel-drive system that uses a 40:60 rear-biased delivery. The ML63 AMG can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just five seconds with top speed limited to155 mph.
It is likely that the Mercede-Benz ML63 AMG will be slated for retiring as well to make room for the new generation crossover.