Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG South Africa


Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG South Africa

Model range*, prices, equipment and appointments At premium level There are two diesel versions and two petrol versions of the new M-Class available at launch: ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY and the ML 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. All of the models impress with their extensive range of standard equipment […]

Model range*, prices, equipment and appointments

At premium level

Mercedes-Benz M-Class

There are two diesel versions and two petrol versions of the new M-Class available at launch: ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY and the ML 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. All of the models impress with their extensive range of standard equipment and attractive, optional equipment packages.

With fuel consumption according to NEDC of 6.5 l/100 km (165 g CO2/km), the extremely fuel-efficient ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC delivers an output of 150 kW along with 500 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds, while its top speed is 210 km/h.

Even faster on the move is the ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, with a fuel consumption that is almost as frugal, at 6.8 l/100 km. With a maximum output of 190 kW and torque of 620 Nm, the V6 diesel can accelerate to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 224 km/h.


With 225 kW, the petrol-engined ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY has an average consumption, of just 8.5 l/100 km and achieves a top speed of 235 km/h.

The powerful ML 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY with the proven V8 BlueDIRECT engine produces 300 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque.

Variety is the spice of life: the colours and materials

M-Class customers can choose from two standard, non-metallic paint finishes – calcite white or black – or opt for one of the following optional extra metallic paint finishes: iridium silver, obsidian black, palladium silver, pearl beige, tanzanite blue, tenorite grey, citrine brown or diamond white BRIGHT.

The standard interior of the SUV features upholstery in leather in the following colours and materials: leather in alpaca grey, almond beige or black; leather in alpaca grey, almond beige or black; or leather in black/alpaca grey, black/almond beige or black/tobacco brown/maroon. As for the trim, there is a choice of brown open-pore ash wood or high-gloss wood in brown eucalyptus, dark graphite poplar or brown burr walnut.


THERMATIC: prime clime as standard

A balanced interior climate is assured thanks to the standard-fit THERMATIC automatic climate control with 2 climate zones, a combination activated charcoal filter to reduce dust and odours, a solar sensor, rear air vents and a demisting sensor, for the for the ML 250 BlueTEC, ML 350 BlueTEC and ML 350 BlueEFFICIENCY models.

For even more sophisticated climate control, the THERMOTRONIC system is available as standard for the ML 500 BlueEFFICIENCY variant, and a cost option for all other variants. This system also includes 4-zone temperature control for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers as well as three individually adjustable climate modes – DIFFUSE, MEDIUM, FOCUS – a dew point sensor, additional B-pillar vents, a booster blower in the centre console for the rear compartment with separate controls, convenient air recirculation with an outside air quality sensor and residual engine heat utilisation.

For the eyes and the ears: good entertainment and the best information

The new M-Class comes as standard with the Audio 20 CD system, which comprises a radio with twin-tuner, TFT colour display with a 14.7 cm screen diagonal, an MP3/WMA/AAC-compatible CD player, a USB interface with CD Cover Art display (if saved on the storage medium), an AUX-IN socket in the centre armrest and a telephone keypad. The Bluetooth interface also allows hands-free telephony and Audio Streaming for the transfer of music.

The optional COMAND Online system with either a 1-disc or a 6-disc DVD-changer, features a high-resolution 17.8 cm TFT colour display, offers internet access in the M-Class for the first time. Customers can either surf freely while the vehicle is stationary, or call up a Mercedes-Benz app, the pages of which build particularly quickly and are easy to use even while the vehicle is on the move. The integrated apps include Google™ Local Search, Facebook access (from 11/2011) and weather, as well as the ability to download and adopt into the navigation system a route that has been previously configured in Google Maps and sent to the car, or specific destinations. Further Mercedes-Benz apps will be successively introduced and will then be available for use by all customers. 

Complete: the standard equipment for the M-Class *

  • Adaptive flashing brake lights
  • Airbags for driver and front passenger
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Acceleration skid control (ASR)
  • ATTENTION ASSIST can detect typical signs of drowsiness or increasing inattention based on the driver’s steering and then warn the driver in advance if microsleep is imminent
  • Active Parking Assist including PARKTRONIC
  • Audio 20 CD with 6 disc CD
  • Heated left and right exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable from inside, painted in the vehicle colour, with aspherically curved mirror glass and integral indicators
  • 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission
  • Brake Assist (BAS) with automatic detection of emergency-stop situations and braking assistance
  • Spectacles compartment in overhead control panel, illuminated
  • 2 cup holders at the front
  • Chrome-look roof rails
  • Diesel particulate filter (diesel models only)
  • DIRECT SELECT gearshift with DIRECT SELECT steering-wheel shift paddles and DIRECT SELECT selector lever on the steering column
  • Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
  • ECO start/stop function  (not available with ML 350 BlueEFFICIENCY and ML 500 BlueEFFICIENCY models)
  • Chrome-effect electronic key
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Electronic Traction System (4ETS)
  • 4-power windows with convenience control and automatic reversing function
  • Transmission mode switch for Economy, Sport and Manual modes (E/S/M) for the ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC
  • Electric parking brake with convenience release function (released automatically when starting off)
  • Folding rear-seat backrests with 1/3 : 2/3 split, adjustable inclination and cargo position
  • Heated rear window with timer control
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control, activated automatically when reversing
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points in the rear and TopTether securing points at the top of the rear backrest
  • Mechanical childproof locks in the rear doors and electrical childproof locks on the rear power windows
  • Kneebag for the driver
  • Instrument cluster in 2-tube design with 11.4 cm (4.5-inch) multifunction display
  • LED rear lights including tail lights, brake lights, indicators and third brake light
  • LED daytime driving lights
  • 18-inch 10-spoke light-alloy wheels with 255/55 R 18 on 8 J x 18 (ML 250 4MATIC BlueTEC – standard)
  • 5-twin spoke 19” light-alloy wheels (ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC and ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY standard – option with no additional charge for ML 250 BlueTEC and ML 500 BlueEFFICIENCY)
  • 5-spoke 19” light-alloy wheels (ML 500 BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC standard – option with no additional charge for ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC and ML 350 BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC and optional extra for ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC)
  • Steering column manually adjustable for height and reach
  • 4-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with steering-wheel shift paddles and 12 function buttons
  • Off-road mode with off-road button, optimises the modes for anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), Electronic Traction System (4ETS) and electric steering (ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC/ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY) when driving off-road
  • Electric steering with variable steering assistance and variable steering ratio
  • PRE-SAFE® system with reversible belt tensioners for front seats, closing function for power windows
  • Tyre pressure loss warning system
  • Windscreen wipers with rain sensor
  • Clear-lens headlamps with H7 projector-beam technology
  • Side impact protection
  • Sidebags for driver and front passenger
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors which can be pivoted to the side
  • Socket under rear seat bench on the right and in the load compartment
  • Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter
  • TIREFIT with electric pump
  • Door brake with locking system
  • Up-front and roll-over sensor system, supplies information to the central control unit to ensure fast activation of the restraint systems such as airbags and belt tensioners in line with the current situation if a frontal impact is detected or if the vehicle rolls over
  • Fully electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heat-insulating green tinted glass all round, incl. rear window made from single-layer safety glass
  • Warning buzzer and warning indicator in the instrument cluster if occupants are not all wearing their seat belts
  • Cup holders with warm/cold temperature control and Peltier element
  • Windowbags for all seat rows
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking (deactivatable) and crash sensor with emergency opening
  • Anti-Theft Protection package including anti-theft alarm system with
    tow-away protection and interior monitoring system
  • Smoker package incl. ashtrays in place of front/rear stowage compartment and cigarette lighter in the front
  • Mirror package: automatically dimming interior mirror and exterior mirror on driver’s side as well as electrically folding exterior mirrors left and right
  • Media Interface: universal interface in the glove compartment for various mobile audio devices including consumer cable set (e.g. iPod, USB stick) (standard)

Designed to give customers what they want: attractive optional equipment and appointments packages

  • AMG Sports package:  (R28 300)

Mercedes-Benz South Africa

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Exterior:

  • AMG bodystyling, front apron, rear apron and side skirts in body colour
  • 19-inch 5-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish, with 255/50 R 19 on 8.5 J x 19
  • Sports brakes with 18-inch/ 19-inch perforated brake discs with brake calliper cover

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Interior

  • Upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather in black
  • Sports seats with reinforced lateral support in the 1st seat row and unique seat design with contrasting stitching in the front/rear
  • Unique door centre panel
  • Luxury 4-spoke sports steering wheel
  • Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs
  • Floor mats in cord with Mercedes-Benz badge
  • Four-way lumber support on driver seat
  • Wood/leather steering wheel

(Optional for all models)

  • Driving assistance package Plus (R26 000)

including DISTRONIC PLUS, PRE-SAFE® Brake, Brake Assist (BAS PLUS), automatic child seat recognition, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist

  • Load compartment management: (R4 000)

EASY-PACK load-securing kit including EASY-PACK load-securing rails, fastening elements, telescopic bar and inertia reel (option for ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC – standard for all other variants)

  • EASY-PACK FIXKIT Load compartment management: (R3 000)

Including EASY-PACK rear still protector, load retaining rails, fasteners, telescopic rods and inertia reel as well as cargo floor beneath main loading floor (Optional on all models)

  • Light package (R16 000)

Including Intelligent Light System with bi-xenon headlamps, active light function, automatic headlamp beam control, cornering light function, LED indicators, headlamp cleaning system and Adaptive Highbeam Assist (option for ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC – standard for all other variants)

  • Memory package (R6 000)

Including electrically adjustable front seats, front head restraints, steering column and exterior mirrors with Memory function as well as exterior mirrors with parking position, 4-way lumbar support for front seats, controls on the doors and positioning of the front passenger seat in PRE-SAFE® situations (option for ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC – standard for all other variants)

  • ON&OFFROAD package (R23 000)

Including transmission mode switch and animation on the COMAND display, manual mode for 7G-TRONIC, 100% centre differential lock, adapted 4ETS, off-road reduction ratio (low range), underguard under engine, underride guard and special off-road algorithms for ABS, ETS, ESP® and air suspension (option)

  • Lane Tracking package (R10 800)

Including Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist

The best in information and entertainment: optional infotainment systems

In addition to the COMAND Online system described, further features available include the following:

  • Rear Seat Entertainment System including two 20.3 cm displays integrated
    in the front head restraints, DVD player, two sets of headphones and remote control (R25 000)
  • Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system (R9 000)

Including 12-channel DSP amplifier and 2-channel booster with a total output of 830 watts in conjunction with 14 high-performance loudspeakers. Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS listening experience possible with Audio 20 APS or COMAND APS (standard for ML 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY)

  • Convenience Telephony (R3 300)

In the armrest with universal interface for various cradles, extended telephone functions, charging function and external aerial for optimum reception (option)

  • TV tuner (R12 000)

For analogue and digital reception (only in conjunction with COMAND) (option) 

Desirable: the key individual features available as cost options 

  • ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, dynamic handling control system with dynamic anti-roll function (only in conjunction with AIRMATIC ADS) (not available for ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC – Standard for ML 500 BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC) (R50 000)
  • AIRMATIC with Adaptive Damping System (ADS) and all-round self-levelling (Standard for ML 500 BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC) (R16 900)
  • Ambient lighting for trim in 3 colours, lighting for two cup holders, rear footwell, air vent thumbwheels and front door sills as well as warning/exit lighting in the rear   (R3 300)
  • Trailer coupling with electric unlocking (ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC – standard on all other models) (R8 400
  • designo appointments: wood/leather steering wheel, black fabric roof lining, black piano lacquer wood trim  ???
  • Wood/leather steering wheel in nappa leather with DIRECT SELECT shift paddles (R10 800)
  • KEYLESS-GO access and drive authorisation system including door handles with chrome insert (R10 300)
  • Light-alloy wheels:

– 18-inch 10-spoke with 255/55 R 17 on 8 J x 18 (std ML 250)

– 19-inch 5-twin-spoke with 255/50 R 19 on 8 J x 19 (std ML 350)

– 19-inch 5-spoke with 255/50 R 19 on 8.5 J x 19 (std ML 500)

– 19-inch 7-spoke with 255/50 R 19 on 8.5 J x 19 (opt ML 250 option no additional charge ML 350)

– 20-inch 5-twin-spoke with 265/45 R 20 on 9 J x 20 (opt ML 250 and ML 350)

  • AMG bodystyling light-alloy wheels:

– 20-inch 5-spoke AMG with a high-sheen finish, with 265/45 R 20
on 8.5 9J x 20 (Sports Package)

– 21-inch 5-twin-spoke AMG with a high-sheen finish, with
265/40 R 21 on 9J x 21 (R6 000)

  • Night View Assist Plus with automatic person recognition (R12 000)
  • Electric panoramic glass sunroof with convenience closing feature and automatic rain-sensor closing function (tilt position), electric roller sun blind and automatic reversing function (R18 000)
  • Sunroof (R10 000)
  • Reversing camera with guide lines on the display (R7 400)
  • Rear sidebags left and right (ML 250 BlueTEC – standard on other  models) R3 500
  • Heated rear seats  (R2 500)
  • Climatised (heated and ventilated) front seats, perforated leather (R2 500)

Value proposition: M-Class with superior appointments

The prices at a glance*:

Model  CO₂ g/km incl. CO₂ tax
ML 250   BlueTEC 4MATIC


R683 500
ML 350   BlueTEC 4MATIC                    


R778 000


R752 000


R935 900
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Published : Thursday June 7, 2012

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