- Brabus B63-620 Widestar, 2013
The Brabus B63-620 Widestar is the new exclusive power off-roader based on the latest Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG. Powered by a 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine that produces 456.3 kW / 620 hp (611 bhp) of power, the all-wheel-drive car accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Visually the power off-roader impresses with its striking Widestar wide-body version and its 23-inch Brabus "Platinum Edition" Monoblock E, F or R forged wheels. The Brabus Dynamic Ride Control suspension offers a perfect symbiosis of outstanding ride comfort and dynamic handling. Exclusive interior options round out the product program for the latest evolution of the Mercedes G-Class.
Brabus offers the world's most extensive engine tuning program for Mercedes-Benz automobiles - all covered by the one-of-a-kind Brabus tuning warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles. For the new Mercedes G 63 AMG the Brabus engine specialists developed the B63-620 performance kit, which is also available in custom versions for all other AMG 63 models powered by a Biturbo eight-cylinder engine.
At the heart of the conversion is the Brabus B63-620 PowerXtra module, which is integrated into the engine electronics as a plug-and-play device. Moderately increasing boost pressure and recalibrating the mapping for ignition and injection results in a bump in power output from standard 400 kW / 544 hp (536 bhp) to 456.3 kW / 620 hp (611 bhp) at a low 5,750 rpm. Peak torque grows simultaneously from 760 to 820 Nm (560 to 604 lb-ft), available on a plateau between 2,000 and 5,000 rpm.
With Brabus B63-620 tuning, which is available for the Mercedes G 63 AMG starting at 5,900 euros, the sprint time for 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is shortened to 5.1 seconds. The top speed is limited electronically to 210 or 230 km/h (130 or 143 mph). The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain come from technology partner Motul.
The ideal complement to the engine tuning for the G 63 AMG is a fully stainless-steel Brabus sport exhaust system with butterfly valve. At the push of a button on the steering wheel the driver can choose between driving the V8 in the quiet "Coming Home" mode and enjoying a markedly sporty exhaust note in "Sport" mode. Two tailpipes on either side, exiting in front of the rear wheels and with either a standard or black chrome finish, also add some visual pizzazz.
Brabus upgrades the multifunction steering wheel of the G-Class optionally with aluminum shift paddles that allow the driver to shift gears manually just like in Formula One racing.
The looks of the new Brabus B63-620 Widestar are far from ordinary as well. The Brabus designers have styled a thrilling Widestar wide-body version specifically for the facelift generation of the G-Class.
The powerfully shaped fender flares add twelve centimeters (five inches) to the width of the body and thanks to integrated vents they optimize the ventilation of the wheel wells. The strikingly styled Brabus fender attachments, which continue on the front doors, lend the off-roader also a side view with high recognition value. The LED lights integrated into the front and rear Widestar fenders illuminate the stainless-steel running boards when a door handle is pulled or the remote is operated. The cross-braces in the fenders light up at the same time.
The fender flares also create space for extremely large wheels and tires. Brabus offers owners of the wide-body version, which is available for all latest five-door G-Class models, a wide range of custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations with diameters from 20 to 23 inches. The most exclusive option features 23-inch forged Brabus wheels that represent a perfect symbiosis of lightweight design and enormous strength. In addition to the two popular designs Monoblock E evo "Platinum Edition" and Monoblock F "Platinum Edition," the 11Jx23 wheels are now also available in the new Brabus Monoblock R design, which documents its high-tech nature with an integrated "Platinum Edition" badge and nine double spokes arranged in two plains of which one is fully polished and the other painted a matt titanium color. The size 305/35 R 23 high-performance tires come from Brabus technology partners Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama.
The Brabus front spoiler attaches to the production fascia and characterizes the front of the off-roader, among other things, with its integrated LED lights. The Brabus signets integrated on both sides light up when a door handle is pulled. An additional panel below the radiator grille too contributes to the widened G's enhanced passing clout. There is also a special insert with integrated Brabus logo for the front grille. The Brabus components for the front are also available for all G 63 AMG models without Widestar conversion.
The powerful design idiom of the Brabus Widestar wide-body version with stylized underride guard continues on the rear fascia. In addition to a central reflector, the Widestar bumper has a fog lamp and a backup light embedded on each side. The Station Wagon model can be further upgraded with a Brabus roof spoiler.
The Brabus B63-620 Widestar is equipped with the innovative Brabus Ride Control suspension that offers a perfect symbiosis of outstanding ride comfort and safe, sporty handling. It is available for all G-Class models. The Brabus high-tech suspension system, developed together with technology partner Bilstein, features two-way adjustable shock absorbers at all four corners.
The blue-backlit aluminum button sporting the Brabus logo in the center console lets the driver manually choose between two setups: In comfort position the off-roader delivers exemplary ride comfort. At higher speeds and when driven in spirited fashion choosing the firmer sport setup provides more dynamic handling and even further increased safety reserves.
The Brabus Ride Control suspension also features automatic damper adjustment. If the vehicle sensors detect that certain parameters such as speed, lateral acceleration and steering angle might lead to a critical handling situation during spirited driving, the system automatically switches to the firmer sport setup within milliseconds. The sportier damper setup further increases the directional stability of the all-wheel-drive car. In return, the CAN controller also recognizes when the driver reverts to a more moderate driving style. The system then switches the shock absorbers back to the comfort position.
The cockpit can likewise be customized and refined. The passengers are welcomed by stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo. Other appealing accessories such as high-quality velour floor mats and Brabus aluminum pedals and door-lock pins are also available.
The Brabus interior can be custom-tailored to each owner's individual preferences with especially soft and breathable Brabus Mastik leather or Alcantara in a multitude of colors. Customers have equally unlimited choices in the upholstery design and the wood inlays. Upon request the latter can be ordered in any desired color, even including an especially exclusive yachting-design finish.