| 30/01/2013 | 0 Comments

800 horsepower Mercedes G-Class tuned by Brabus made its world debut today at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show.

Brabus_800_Widestar_1The German tuning company offers owners of the new Mercedes G 65 AMG a fascinating performance upgrade. The Brabus 800 engine conversion unleashes the power reserves inherent in the 6.0-liter V12 Biturbo engine. To this end the BRABUS engine specialists developed a high-tech Biturbo system. The exhaust manifolds custom-designed for the G 65 AMG with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers optimize throttle response and produce a higher boost pressure than the production turbos. Four water-to-air intercoolers arranged under the carbon-fiber hood scoop ensure lower charge-air temperatures. This benefits power yield and durability even under extreme conditions such as in the desert. The optimized engine air supply is provided by two air filter boxes in the front fenders.
Brabus_800_Widestar_2On the exhaust side there is a stainless-steel high-performance system with free-flow metal catalysts and a sound management system courtesy of a butterfly valve in the exhaust. The high-tech exhaust is controlled with a button on the steering wheel. The V12 can purr discreetly in “coming home” mode or shout out its exhilarating power in the sport position. The sport exhaust adds some visual excitement with its two dual tailpipes – with regular or black chrome finish – exiting on both sides in front of the rear wheels.
The Brabus 800 engine produces 800 hp (588 kW) at a low 5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), already on tap from 2,100 rpm. In the vehicle, peak torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
Brabus_800_Widestar_3In combination with the seven-speed automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive system the Brabus 800 Widestar accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds. The top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h (155 mph). Without the limiter the high-performance off-roader would be capable of reaching a speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).
Brabus_800_Widestar_4The designers lend the classic G-Class body updated for 2013 an even more striking and dynamic profile with the Widestar body version. The front of the off-roader is characterized, among other things, by the powerfully sculpted fender flares. The modified front spoiler attaches to the production fascia and features integrated LED daytime running lights. The new look for the front is further defined by the front grille with integrated Brabus logo and an additional panel below the radiator grille.
Brabus_800_Widestar_7The fender flares front and back add 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) to the width of the G-Class body. The widened wheel wells provide space for forged wheels with a diameter of 23 inches. There are three Brabus “Platinum Edition” 11Jx23 wheels to choose from. In addition to the popular Monoblock E evo and Monoblock F “Platinum Edition” designs, there is now also the Brabus Monoblock R “Platinum Edition” forged wheel. This design has nine double spokes arranged in two matt titanium and fully polished plains. It is fitted with high-performance tires in size 305/35 R 23 from technology partners Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama.
Brabus_800_Widestar_5Another high-tech feature is the Ride Control suspension developed in cooperation with Bilstein. A button on the center console lets the driver choose between two setups for the two-way electrically adjustable shock absorbers, Comfort and Sport mode. Furthermore, the suspension 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, the system autonomously switches to the firmer sports setting in the blink of an eye. The sportier damper setup further improves the directional stability of the all-wheel-drive vehicle. In return the CAN control unit also recognizes when the driver reverts to a more moderate driving style and the system automatically switches back to the comfort position.

Brabus_800_Widestar_6The interior of the G 65 AMG can be custom-tailored to the owner’s personal preferences in the Brabus upholstery shop. The choice of colors for the especially softy and breathable Mastik leather and the fine Alcantara is virtually limitless. Just as boundless is the selection of upholstery designs and the variety of exclusive wood or carbon-fiber inlays. Brabus can fulfill special color requests and designs, including wood inlays in an especially exclusive yachting design.

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