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The Black Falcon team of Bernd Schneider, Sean Edward/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Nicki Thiim have won the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours with a incredibly tight margin of two minutes 39 seconds. It was the first ever win at the event for Mercedes after many races at the VLN improved the handling on the infamous circuit.
Heavy rain forced race control during the night to interrupt the race for more than nine hours. Numerous accidents caused a treacherous mix of oil, mud and rain water on the track.
Coming in second place was the BMW Z4 GT3 Driven by Maxime Martin (BE) who brought the number 25 BMW Sports Trophy Team car home. As well as Martin, Yelmer Buurman (NL), Andrea Piccini (IT) and Richard Göransson (SE) were also in action over the course of the eventful race.
Mercedes-Benz have revealed the 2012 AMG powered ML63, Ahead of its official unveiling at the Los Angeles motorshow on wednesday.
The Power unit will come in two flavours the standard will be powered by a 5.5 liter v8 twin turbo with an output of 518hp (386 kW / 525 PS) and 516 lb-ft with 699 Newton’s of Torque.
Customers which want more options can request the AMG performance pack which boosts the v8 to 550hp and 758 Nm of torque.
Top speed on the standard will be a limited 155mph and those opting for the latter will be thundering all the way to 174mph, While the green party will be happy that they have included a torque convertor to help boost fuel economy.
So if your in a market for a fuel economic thunderstorm welcome to the 2012 AMG ML63.