For The ML63 AMG gives truly ridiculous pace for a car of this size, and it doesn't handle badly, either.
Against The ridiculous list price will be eclipsed by the even more ridiculous running costs.
Notice a theme here? Utterly ridiculous. Still, if you're in the market for this sort of car, the ML63 AMG is one of the better options.
The Mercedes M-Class range comprises just three models, and so far we have only driven the mid-range ML 350, which comes with a 3.0-litre V6 engine. The entry-level model to the range is the four-cylinder ML 250, while the range-topping ML 63 AMG will appeal only to performance junkies with very deep pockets.
All come with seven-speed automatic transmissions and a generous specification, but we expect that the 350 will be the sweet spot of the range. There’s no shortage of extras to add to the car, but be warned: it’s very easy to add significant sums of money to your bill if you get a bit carried away when ticking boxes on the options’ list.
Fuel economy and emissions are very respectable for a car as big and heavy as the M-Class, but if you want to spread the cost of ownership, consider taking out a Service Care package, which allows to pay for your regular maintenance in a Mercedes dealership with a monthly cost.