Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG (2012 - 2015) Costs

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 16 Oct 2015
The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is the ludicrously quick version of the German 4x4. Powered by a 5.

2 out of 5

Running costs

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG running costs are substantial. The phrase “If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it” is a bit clichéd but apt all the same. This isn’t an economical car and it certainly isn’t aimed at saving pandas or rainforests. CO2 emissions are 276g/km so road tax is going to be high and so is company car tax. The fuel economy is a claimed 24mpg on the combined cycle, which represents a 40% improvement over the previous car, but it’s still a galaxy away from what you could call frugal.

On the road we saw closer to 15mpg, but that’s largely due to the addictive exhaust note.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable according to on-board computer


Three years/unlimited miles

Road tax (12 months)

£580.00 - £580.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Emitting 276g/km of carbon dioxide, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG emissions are pretty high. Not that buyers of such cars are going to care all that much. You don’t go out and buy a car with a stonking great V8 engine and expect the carbon footprint of a honey bee.

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