Mercedes ML63 AMG Facelift Spy Photos
First photos of the Mercedes ML63 AMG due out in October sporting its upcoming facelift
by John Clark | 15 April 2014
The WCF spies have managed to snap the first batch of spy photos of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG .
Though the facelifted M-Class was spied several times before, this is the first time we can see what is being done to the AMG version that will debut in October at the Paris Motor Show alongside the standard version. The prototype seen in the spy photos was spotted doing handling tests in southern Europe.
Facelift changes shown are minimal since due to the heavy camo at the front, but you will likely see the M-Class facelift showing far more significant changes when the camo is dropped. Although the taillights don’t have any camouflage over them, they will most likely be tweaked as well and we expect to find different character lines, a single-bar front grille and updated headlights with a daytime running light bar.
Under the hood, we are unlikely to see any changes, which means the ML 63 AMG facelift will use the V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo which churns 525 PS (386 kW) and 699 Nm (516 lb-ft) in standard guise and 558 PS (410 kW) and 758 Nm (560 lb-ft) when configured with the optional AMG Performance Package. With the latter, the high-performance SUV needs 4.6 seconds until 60 mph (96 km/h) and can hit a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h) while the standard ML 63 AMG is 0.1s slower in the sprint and is electronically-capped at 155 mph (250 km/h).
Check out the photo gallery below for a look at the spy photos.