Brabus has been rather quiet lately, working behind closed doors in the comfort of their headquarters deep inside Germany. But as the Geneva Motor Show opened its doors, it became clear what they’ve been up to. They suddenly launched half a dozen extremely powerful cars. We are talking about SUVs and wagons with up to 800 horsepower.
This, the Brabus Mercedes ML63 AMG, is one of the more modest ones; an entry-level Brabus, if you will. Even so, it features a thoroughly modified V8 engine with 700 horsepower and as near as makes no difference one thousand Newton meters of torque.
That is nearly 200 hp more than the standard engine can manage, and in order to achieve it Brabus engineers had to swap the turbochargers of the M157 V8 with two of their making, replace the intake and exhaust manifold and change the piping right up to the mufflers, and remap the ECU with beefier software.
Brabus Mercedes ML63 700 is a pretty fast beast, clocking 100 km/h form zero in slightly over 4 seconds, and capable of reaching 300 km/h flat-out. To cope with this blistering performance, Brabus has fitted with the car with 23-inch wheels housing larger brake discs and wrapped with high-performance rubber.
They also installed a subtle but aerodynamically efficient body kit, consisting of revised bumpers, front spoiler, side skirts, and rear diffuser. There is also an interior package that includes two-tone leather upholstery and aluminum sport pedals, as well as trimming and accents.