If you’re looking for a big SUV with big muscle, Mercedes has plenty to offer from its own AMG range. But if even that’s not enough, Brabus is here with some even more tantalizing options on offer. Set to debut next month at the Frankfurt Show is the Brabus B63S 700 Widestar. The package is available for both the ML63 and GL63 AMG, but the bottom line is the same: 700 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of torque, making these modified SUVs even more powerful and almost as torquey as the twelve-cylinder G65 AMG.
Brabus started out with the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 and replaced the turbochargers, intake and exhaust, remapped the ECU and had to electronically limit the torque to prevent shredding the drivetrain. Top speed has also been limited to 186 miles per hour to save the tires, but the 0-62 time is down to a claimed 4.4 seconds for the ML and 4.6 for the heavier GL.
Of course, Brabus being Brabus, it has also upgraded the aerodynamics and the rolling stock and the suspension (we hope the brakes as well, though the press release makes no such mention). The body kit makes the ML 2.4 inches wider and the GL 3.1 to give both even more presence on the road and accommodate wheels as big as 23 inches. And of course the German tuner offers a wide array of customization options for the interior. Extra extra, read all about it in the press release below and check out both beasts in the twin image galleries.
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Official: Brabus gives AMG crossovers 700 hp and a stance to match