Just unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show: the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, a veritable wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The M-Class SUV is one of the most family-friendly of the marque’s models, but the addition of AMG’s amped-up engineering gives it panther-like performance.

Now equipped with an AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine with an output of 518 hp and torque of 516 lb-ft., it manages to improve power and fuel efficiency.

Just unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show

An AMG Performance Package gives it even more oomph along with a few flourishes.

You could say we’re looking forward to our first test drive.

And if you’re accustomed to understatement, you probably also describe Charlie Sheen as a “bit odd”….

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