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Brabus releases two new packages for the G-Class

Published by on May 4, 2014 in Aftermarket/Tuning Leave a comment

Brabus G65 800 iBusiness

The famous German tuning company seems to be busy lately, as they’ve just announced two new programs, both for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and, as you’d expect from Brabus, both very impressive.

The first one is is called the Brabus G65 800 iBusiness and is a combination between a luxury office, a capable off-roader and a supercar. The fact that the G-Class is one of the most respected off-road vehicles on the market today is not a secret to anyone. Also, Mercedes keeps offering extremely powerful versions of the G-Class, such as the G65 AMG, which is powered by a turbocharged V12 that produces 612-hp and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. This means 0 to 62 mph acceleration in 5.3 seconds and an electronically limited to speed of 143 mph, performance which are more than enough for any normal human being out there.

But not to Brabus. Because guess what the “800” in the model’s name stands for? That’s right, that’s the engine’s power output. By using larger turbines and several other engine upgrades, Brabus increased the power to 800-hp and torque output to 1,047 lb-ft (1420 Nm), even though due to the transmission’s limitations they had to electronically limit the torque to “just” 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm). This improves acceleration time by more than a second, to 4.3 seconds. But despite these incredible performance figure, Brabus says the car’s main focus is the interior, which has been customized to please any businessman out there and especially Apple fanatics, because the car comes equipped with an iPad mini, a Mac mini, an iPod Touch and even Apple TV, for which Brabus developed a special amplifier. The back seat has been replaced by two separate chairs, each one having its own foldable table, and rear passenger have access to a fridge, a 15.6-inch display, internet modem and the multimedia system can store up to 14,000 tracks.

As for the other model, this one is based on the convertible G-Class and it includes a full package with a new front bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights and fog lights, a modified radiator grille that features the Brabus logo instead of the Mercedes’ tri-star, protective steel panels, wider fenders and a revised rear bumper with a more aerodynamic rear diffuser. There are also optional LED taillights and the car comes in a matte black finish, the black theme also being applied to the interior, where customers will get perforated leather, sport steering wheel, carbon fiber inserts and “Brabus” badges embedded in the headrests.

Besides the visual upgrades, Brabus engineers also played around with the engine, whose power output has been increased to 456-hp and 454 lb-ft (615 Nm) of torque. The off-roader sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 5.6 seconds, reaches an electronically limited top speed of 143 mph and get a fuel economy of around 15 mph on the combined cycle (aprox 15 liters per 100 km). Oh, and CO2 emissions are rated at 348 grams/km, so it’s not the most eco-friendly car you can get.

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