Brabus unleashes brutal GL 63 Biturbo

Brabus unleashes brutal GL 63 Biturbo

The performance professionals at AMG keep themselves pretty busy, developing high-output versions of just about every vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range.

But not every vehicle. Like the GL-Class family-hauler for example, AMG didn’t feel there was a market for the GL with AMG’s beastly 6.3-litre V8 engine. So that’s where the aftermarket comes in, and Brabus has decided to save the day and then a little more.

Brabus has fitted the 6.3-litre V8 to the GL, but it’s also bolted a pair of turbochargers on in the process. Other performance upgrades include tweaking the seven-speed auto-box, fitting a big water-to-air intercooler and upgrading the air intake, exhaust, brakes, suspension and rolling stock. The result? 650 horsepower and a crazy amount of torque. It should get the Brabus tuned GL to 300 kilometers per hour and hit 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds along the way.

The Widestar body kit also widens the vehicle’s stance, while the interior has been pimped out in custom leather, carbon fibre trim and with LCD screens to keep the kids busy while you focus on tearing up the tarmac. The super-truck will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but is available for order now from just €368,000.

The performance professionals at AMG keep themselves pretty busy, developing high-output versions of just about every vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range.

But not every vehicle. Like the GL-Class family-hauler for example, AMG didn’t feel there was a market for the GL with AMG’s beastly 6.3-litre V8 engine. So that’s where the aftermarket comes in, and Brabus has decided to save the day and then a little more.

Brabus has fitted the 6.3-litre V8 to the GL, but it’s also bolted a pair of turbochargers on in the process. Other performance upgrades include tweaking the seven-speed auto-box, fitting a big water-to-air intercooler and upgrading the air intake, exhaust, brakes, suspension and rolling stock. The result? 650 horsepower and a crazy amount of torque. It should get the Brabus tuned GL to 300 kilometers per hour and hit 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds along the way.

The Widestar body kit also widens the vehicle’s stance, while the interior has been pimped out in custom leather, carbon fibre trim and with LCD screens to keep the kids busy while you focus on tearing up the tarmac. The super-truck will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but is available for order now from just €368,000.

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