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Brabus GL63 Biturbo Exposed

Brabus GL63 AMG

Sport, elegance, and power all wrapped into one hell of an SUV.

At the heart of the Brabus GL63 is a V-8 transplanted from the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. Simply swapping engines however, was not enough for the Brabus engineers. A twin-turbocharger system was developed specifically for the V-8, incorporating a left-turning turbocharger for the right cylinder bank to achieve optimal exhaust gas dynamics. Small turbochargers were used to provide a fast response, and use exhaust gasses from only three of the cylinders on each bank. Air is cooled by a large water-to-air intercooler and sucked through dual intake manifolds, each bearing Brabus logos. Two high performance catalytic converters and reprogrammed engine electronics reduce emissions and increase performance. The twin-turbocharger system provides 626 lb-ft. of torque, peaking from 3,000 to 5,500 RPM, while 650 hp is reached at 6,200 RPM. Sending power to the permanent four-wheel drive system is a reinforced seven-speed Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. Acceleration from 0-62 mph takes just 4.7 seconds on its way to an electronically limited 186 mph top speed.

Reinforcing the tremendous power of the Brabus GL63 are dominant aerodynamic modifications. Developed in a wind tunnel, the front bumper is designed to reduce lift and increase airflow to the front brakes. Contoured fender flares add 2.4 inches to the width of the GL63 and create a commanding presence. A roof spoiler and rear diffuser contributes to a reduction in lift at the rear axle, while the rear bumper houses the menacing stainless-steel quad exhaust. Four new auxiliary headlamps and a daytime LED lighting system are featured at the front of the GL63. Rocker panels house entrance lights along both sides of the Brabus GL63, while underfloor lights are integrated into the rear bumper.

Brabus GL63 AMG

Brabus has tuned the Airmatic suspension system, lowering the GL63 by 1.2 inches for a better center of gravity. A high performance brake system has also been fitted for outstanding stopping power. Vented and cross-drilled 15×1.4-inch discs with 12-piston calipers are fitted to the front axle, while 14×1.1-inch discs and 6-piston calipers are fitted at the rear.

Standard on the Brabus GL63 are nine-spoke, three-piece Monoblock E Platinum Edition wheels. Measuring 11Jx23, they can be fitted with either Pirelli or Yokohama high performance 305/30 R 23 tires. Additionally, two different forged Monoblock 21-inch wheels or five different Monoblock 22-inch wheels can be fitted for a truly unique appearance.

Brabus GL63 AMG

While the exterior may be imposing, the interior is inviting and luxurious. Featuring supple Mastik leather and Alcantara, the cabin is custom-built to customer specifications. Carbon fiber and select wood inlays are available to compliment the leather. Integrated into the backs of the front seats are two seven-inch LCD screens, DVD player, and folding tables for an enjoyable ride. A sports steering wheel and 200 mph speedometer allude to the ferocious power under the hood.

Pricing for the Brabus GL63 Biturbo will start at € 368,000 and will be limited to a small series production.

Brabus GL63 AMG Gallery

Brabus GL63 AMG Specifications

No. of Cylinders: 8
Aspiration: Twin Turbocharged
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Horsepower: 650 @ 6,200 RPM
Torque: 626 @ 3,000-5,500 RPM
– Cast exhaust manifolds
– Integrated turbine housings and bypass valves
– Twin turbochargers
– Water-to-air intercooler
– Dual intake manifold
– Sport air filters
– High performance catalytic converters
– Brabus forged pistons
– Programmed engine electronics

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.7 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph

Transmission: Seven-speed Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic
Drive: Permanent four wheel

– Contoured fender flares
– Widestar front apron
– LED daytime running lights
– Four auxiliary headlamps
– Brabus rocker panels
– Integrated entrance lights
– Roof spoiler
– Brabus rear apron
– Rear diffuser
– Brabus stainless-steel quad exhaust

Wheels and Tires:
Wheels: Three piece, nine-spoke Brabus Monoblock E Platinum Edition
Wheel size: 11Jx23 inches
Tires: 305/30 R23 Pirelli or Yokohama
Optional wheels:
– 21-inch Monoblock VI
– 21-inch Monoblock F
– 22-inch Monoblock VI
– 22-inch Monoblock E
– 22-inch Monoblock Q
– 22-inch Monoblock S
– Monoblock G Platinum Edition Forged

Front Brakes: Vented and cross-drilled 15.0 x 1.4 inch discs with 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers
Rear Brakes: 14.0 x 1.1 inch discs with six-piston fixed calipers

– Mastik leather
– Alcantara
– Brabus precious wood
– Carbon fiber inlays
– 200 mph speedometer
– Aluminum pedals
– Aluminum door lock pins
– Sports steering wheel
– Two seven-inch rear LCD screens
– Rear DVD player
– Rear folding table

Price: Starts at € 368,000

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