[VIDEO] 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG revealed image

After teasing it just a few days ago by releasing an official image presenting part of the front fascia, the German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed its 2012 model year ML63 AMG, ahead of its official Los Angeles Auto Show debut.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2012 ML63 AMG takes its power from a downsized 5.5 liter V8 biturbo engine which is developing a total output of 518 horsepower and has a peak torque of 516 lb-ft (599 Nm), with an improved fuel economy by 33 percent to an average of 16 mpg or 14.7 liters every 100 km.

Mercedes says that its 2012 model year ML63 AMG can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds, while with the AMG Performance Package, the SUV can hit the same speed from a standstill in 4.6 seconds. The standard top speed is 155 mph or 250 km/h and 174 mph or 280 km/h with the AMG Performance Package.

“Like its predecessors, the 2012 ML63 AMG sets new standards in terms of performance, exclusivity and an outstanding driving experience – plus the efficiency factor, which is acquiring ever greater emphasis at Mercedes-AMG.

As the inventor of the high-performance SUV, we remain true to the philosophy which we introduced in 1999 with the 2000MY ML55 AMG and continued with the 2007MY ML63 AMG”, said the chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, Ola Kallenius.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG comes with something new, named the Active Curve System, which stabilizes body roll for more solid handling of the large SUV and along with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT Plus seven-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle gets new fuel-efficient torque converter which is helping to boost the fuel economy.

Future customers of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will have to wait until the first quarter of next year before they will be able to get their hands on one and even if the German based automaker didn’t announce the price list yet, the powerful SUV won’t lack customers.