BRABUS 700 Widestar is the exclusive high-performance off-roader based on the new Mercedes G63 AMG. The 4×4 is powered by a four-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 515 kW / 700 hp (690 bhp) and sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h (149 mph). Visually, the power off-roader impresses with its thrilling BRABUS Widestar widebody and its 23-inch BRABUS “Platinum Edition” Monoblock hi-tech forged wheels. Exquisite two-tone BRABUS fine leather appointments give the interior of the cross-country vehicle an even more attractive ambience.
The BRABUS powerplant engineers developed a version of the B40-700 performance upgrade specifically tailored to the new Mercedes G63 AMG with four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This upgrade is already available for the current AMG E63 and S63 models.
They used state-of-the-art test bench technology and extensive test drives on the road and in terrain to develop a performance kit that boosts the power output of the forced-induction eight-cylinder by 85 kW / 115 hp (114 bhp).
The plug-and-play control module is adapted to the electronic engine control unit and provides it with new mapping for injection and ignition, while moderately increasing the boost pressure at the same time. The peak output jumps from stock 430 kW / 585 hp to 515 kW / 700 hp (577 to 690 bhp) at a low 6,100 rpm. Peak torque grows simultaneously from 850 to 950 Nm (627 to 701 lb-ft), on tap between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm. BRABUS recommends high-performance motor oil from technology partner MOTUL.
As an ideal complement to the engine tuning, BRABUS offers a sport exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps for the G63 AMG. The flaps produce a variable exhaust note ranging from a subtle “Coming Home” mode to a throaty, sporty V8 sound. With two silver or black chrome tailpipes exiting in front of the rear wheels on either side, the stainless exhaust also adds striking visual highlights.
The combination of the ultra-powerful 4.0-liter V8 with the BRABUS B40-700 performance upgrade, the nine-speed SPEEDSHIFT TCT transmission and permanent all-wheel drive delivers driving performance figures that normally seem more realistic for a sports car than an off-roader. From rest, the 4×4 based on the new G63 shoots to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h (149 mph) to protect the tires.
To be able to shift gears manually using paddle shifters like in Formula 1 racing, BRABUS optionally upgrades the multifunction steering wheel of the G-Class with special ergonomically designed aluminum paddler shifters.
The new BRABUS 700 Widestar also stands out from the crowd visually. The BRABUS designers developed a thrilling new Widestar variant specifically for the new G-Class. It seamlessly continues the globally successful tradition of the BRABUS widebody versions for the earlier generations of the G-Model.
The muscularly sculpted wheel arch flares add ten centimeters to the width of the vehicle body and provide new visual highlights with carefully positioned features. The strikingly styled BRABUS fender attachments at the front and rear axle give the off-roader unmistakable looks from the sides as well. The LEDs integrated into the front and rear Widestar fenders illuminate the running boards when a door handle is pulled or the door is unlocked. This also activates the lights in the BRABUS logos integrated into the fender attachments aft of the front flares.
These wheel arch flares naturally also create space for extremely large wheels and tires. BRABUS offers owners of a widebody version, which is available for all new G-Class models, a wide range of tailor-made tire/wheel combinations with diameters from 20 to 23 inches.