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Press Release) ML 63 AMG “10th Anniversary”: Exclusive
high-performance SUV with particularly appealing fittings
The successful ML 63 AMG
will shortly be launched as the especially exclusive “10th
Anniversary” variant. The 375-kW/510-hp top M-Class model fascinates
with its striking appearance and extraordinary standard features.
With the ML 63 AMG “10th Anniversary”, Mercedes AMG is celebrating
ten years of high-performance SUVs. The ML 55 AMG with a
255-kW/347-hp AMG 5.5-l V8 engine, launched in 1999, is considered
the trendsetter and founder of an entire vehicle segment.
The ML 63 AMG “10th
Anniversary” jubilee model was developed in the AMG PERFORMANCE
STUDIO and showcases AMG’s expertise in catering to the wishes of
individual customers. The experts at the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO were
also responsible for developing the new SL 65 AMG Black Series, as
well as Official F1™ Safety Car and Official F1™ Medical Car.
The newly designed front
end dominates the extraordinary appearance of the ML 63 AMG “10th
Anniversary”: the bonnet with power domes catches the eye, as does
the radiator grille with fins painted Himalaya grey. A matching
Himalaya grey underseal and fog lamp fittings form a delightful
contrast to the exterior paintwork in metallic obsidian black,
metallic iridium silver and calcite white. Shaded Bi-Xenon
headlights add the finishing touch to the front view.
Viewed from the side,
the exclusive 21” AMG light alloy wheels with a five-spoke design
commands attention: the combination of Himalaya grey paintwork and
the high-sheen surface creates a lasting impression. The 10 x 21”
AMG light alloy wheels are fitted all round with size 295/35 R 21
wide-base tyres. On the rear end of the ML 63 AMG “10th
Anniversary”, the underseal in Himalaya grey mirrors the design of
the front end.
Exquisite two-tone nappa leather
upholstery in the interior
The AMG sports seats can
be adjusted electronically, and feature a multi-contour function and
seat heating. A new feature is the exquisite two-tone nappa leather
upholstery available in two different colour combinations:
black/alpaca grey and black/beige. The AMG sports steering wheel is
also two-tone, designed to match the interior colour scheme.
Perforated leather covering the grip area ensures optimum handling,
and the AMG switch paddles enable manual gear changing. The
exclusive tone is emphasised not just by the upper part of the
dashboard clad in designo leather and the black roof lining, but
also the charcoal poplar wood trim.
The ML 63 AMG “10th
Anniversary” will be available to order in spring 2009; the first
vehicles will be delivered to customers in summer 2009.
ML 55 AMG: Worldwide trendsetter
and first ever high-performance SUV
With the new ML 63 AMG
“10th Anniversary”, Mercedes AMG GmbH is celebrating ten years of
AMG high-performance SUVs. The ML 55 AMG, the high-performing top
model from the popular first generation of M-Class vehicles, was
launched in September 1999 at the International Motor Show in
Frankfurt on Main. As the founder of the new “high-performance SUV”
segment, the ML 55 AMG quickly became a best seller in the AMG range
of models. With a maximum output of 255 kW/347 hp, an engine
displacement of 5.5 litres and eight cylinders, the ML 55 AMGoffered
a level of driving performance previously unthinkable in this
segment: it could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds,
and had a top speed of 235 km/h. The extraordinary combination of
its superior drive train, greater off-road suitability, outstanding
driver comfort, unrivalled safety and generous interior delighted
AMGcustomers all over the world. Over 11,000 ML 55 AMGs were sold
between 1999 and 2003.