Brabus Wastes No Time Tuning Mercedes S-Class


If you've just ordered the new S-Class, start saving for some essential Brabus upgrades.

Just two months after the new S-Class dropped, Mercedes tuning maestro Brabus has come up with an aftermarket program for the flagship sedan. In creating a performance kit, Brabus ignored the diesels and hybrids opting to go straight for the big boys, concentrating on the S500 and S63 AMG. The B50 kit increases output of the 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 to 512 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque, helping it to sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed electronically limited to either 155, 168 or 186 mph.


The S63 AMG receives a B63 kit, that turns up the juice from 576 hp and 516 lb-ft to 641 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque. And if that's not enough, a B63S program ups power to 720 hp and 785 lb-ft of torque for a top speed of 202 mph. That's achieved by fitting two custom turbos, a Gold Heat Reflection system for the intake and charge-air pipes, a low-temperature water radiator for the intercooler, a free-flow exhaust with three-inch downpipes, and a remapped ECU. Engine noise can also be controlled via a sports exhaust with a butterfly valve controlled by a button on the steering wheel.

Brabus then married the power boost with an aerodynamic body kit made of PUR plastics and carbon fiber. The visual upgrades will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Completing the new look is a range of 19, 20, and 21-inch alloys, the largest of which being Platinum Edition Monoblock alloys, a 15 mm lowering module, and a bespoke leather and Alcantara interior complete with Brabus multimedia system.

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