In the recent spy photos of the ML63 AMG frontrunner, the plastic armor has already been removed and replaced by black tape, presenting a much “naked” view of the vehicle’s design. Beneath the sheetmetal, the new M-Class’ chassis is modeled after the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, as a result of the past partnership between Daimler and Chrysler. The AMG designed model featured in the photo comes with an exclusive design like a modified bumper, side skirts, spoilers and a much bigger alloy wheel. Although the ML63 AMG’s specs are still unknown, other Mercedes models in its league include a bi-turbocharged V8 with a 544 horsepower and 800Nm or 590lb ft in standard form, and 571HP and 900 Nm or 663.8 lb-ft – with the present performance pack upgrade.
Being designed by AMG, this M-Class boasts of many modifications to its suspension, steering and braking systems, and its newly manufactured 5.5 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine to replace the present SUV’s naturally aspirated 6.2 liter unit. The latest M-Class boasts of a “boxier” shape and have more curves in contrast to the present model. It also includes a much angular grille in front, that is also more apparent in the newest Mercedes Benz cars. The new ML63 AMG is expected to be presented at a foremost international car show in 2011.