German tuner turns up the heat on the power sedan.
Mercedes tuning specialist Brabus has unveiled its latest project based on the E63 AMG. Dubbed the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo, the package – as always – begins underhood. Here the German firm increased displacement of the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 to 5.9 liters, added all-new custom turbochargers, air intake system and larger compressor unit, fitted the Brabus 850 intake module, and wrapped the intake and charge-air pipes with "Gold Heat Reflection" sheathing.
Combined with an active control high-performance exhaust system boasting ceramic-coated tailpipes, free-flow metal catalysts, and a remapped ECU, output has increased to 850 hp and 1,069 lb-ft of torque (limited to 848 lb-ft). All that power is sent to the rear wheels via a Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission, helping it to shift from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds (3.1 seconds with the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system), and up to a maximum top speed of 217 mph. To handle all that power, Brabus added a carbon-fiber aerodynamic body kit and a set of 20-inch Monoblock R “Platinum Edition” alloys. Inside, a fine leather interior can be ordered in any color, while special touches include aluminum shift paddles and race pedals.