A new generation of Mercedes-Benz M-Class has already debuted for the 2012 model year, so the next logical step can only mean one thing: yep, an AMG version. Now it’s possible to take the labrador from standstill to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph, thanks to 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque emanating from a 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V8. But why go for a merely powerful AMG M-Class when there’s the optional Performance Package? Output gets hiked to 550 hp and 560 lb-ft. The 60-mph sprint is shortened to 4.6 ticks of the second hand and top speed is raised to 174 mph. This crazy-powerful crossover SUV also has a seven-speed auto transmission, special suspension settings, upgraded brakes, plus plenty of AMG-specific aero and trim elements. The 2012 ML63 AMG comes growling into showrooms at some point in the year’s first quarter.
Does it drive as good as it looks? Yes it does! #superstreet #drivingisbelieving #bmwi8 #azusacanyon