It's a truly insane machine that is quicker than today's RS6 Avant
When you think of a fast wagon these days, you likely have something like the sublime Audi RS6 Avant in mind, and although we're not taking anything away from that car's truly mesmerizing performance, it is nothing like the stuff that Brabus churns out. Even in stock form, there's something truly sinister about a black Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon, but when it's a Brabus-tuned 850 E63, the new Audi wagon almost seems tame. However, while you can get an RS6 with relative ease, the listing for the 850 E63 below claims that this is the only such vehicle with a wagon body, making it all the more special.
As is always the case with Brabus, too much is almost enough. The standard 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 was bored out to 5.9 liters. Along with bigger cylinders come bigger pistons, and since those are out already, you may as well replace them with forged units. Brabus also added a precision-balanced billet crankshaft, billet connecting rods, flowed cylinder heads, upgraded turbochargers, and a full new exhaust system from headers to valved mid-pipes and tips. Carbon fiber intake piping and a duct in the hood help air being forced into the engine stay as cool as possible while gold heat wrap on the turbo system helps achieve the same effect.
The end result is a boost from 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to 850 hp and 848 lb-ft, although the latter was detuned from 1,069 because the gearbox couldn't handle it. Top speed is a wacky 217 mph while acceleration from 0-62 mph for the sedan version was rated at just 3.1 seconds.
With such a menacing design as standard, we're happy that Brabus didn't mess with the sleeper status of this machine too much, but there are still changes to the scuff plates, bumpers, B badges, re-upholstered leather, and of course, new wheels. Strangely, the three-pointed star on the nose remains. So what does this unicorn of a modified Mercedes cost? Well, sadly, it's for sale at Bob Forstner in London, England. Nevertheless, if you can afford £129,000 - roughly $169,000 in our money - you can likely afford to have a penthouse apartment with a view of Big Ben. Is it worth such a high price? Probably not, but since when is rational thought ever a part of a Brabus-themed conversation?