Brabus Gives The Old Mercedes G-Class An 800-HP Send-Off


Only five examples are being built.

Brabus has brought the 800 Widestar to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, which is the most powerful version of the second-generation G-Class yet with a whopping 789 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque on tap. This isn’t the only modified G-Class on display at the Swiss show, however, as the tuning company is also giving the last-generation G-Class a special send-off.

Dubbed the "Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4² Final Edition,” the modified off-roader is based on the previous-generation Mercedes-AMG G63 and uses portal axles to provide 23.6 inches of ground clearance.

Under the hood, the off-roader’s standard 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine has been replaced with a 6.0-liter unit, which is the company’s most powerful eight-cylinder engine to date. It produces 838 hp at 5,400 rpm and a peak torque of 1,069 lb-ft available between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. As a result, the modified G-Class will rocket 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds and top out at 130 mph. That may seem slow, but this is the maximum speed the off-road tires can cope with.

The SUV has also been fitted with a specially calibrated damping system, front and rear skid plates, massive Brabus carbon fender flares, and 9.5 J x 22 wheels wrapped in 325/55 R 22 Pirelli Scorpion ATR off-road tires.

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To make the off-roader look menacing, Brabus has also fitted an assortment of naked-carbon styling upgrades including a roof spoiler above the windshield that incorporates an additional pair of daytime running lights, as well as a hood scoop, bezels surrounding the headlights, and front fender covers. A carbon radiator grille with Brabus logo at the center and carbon spare wheel cover round off the exterior modifications.

Inside, the modified off-roader features an all-leather interior with blue highlights. In Germany, the G-Class send-off will cost €482,000 (about $547,000) including VAT, while production will be limited to only five units.