Plug it in and go. Fast.
Efficiency is the way of the future for the automotive industry and aftermarket tuning companies like Brabus are embracing the progress. Their latest PowerXtra B50 Hybrid performance kit for the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid shows just that and can be paired up with a host of other fun driving goodies if customers so choose.
The team at Brabus sticks to their principles of adding top performance with eco-friendliness and durability to result in everyday practicality with their upgrades. Their new Brabus PowerXtra B50 Hybrid for the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is the perfect balance between those ideas to create a fun and engaging vehicle that begs to be driven every day.
The twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine provides the main trust in the S500 Plug-In Hybrid and was the beneficiary of the new Brabus PowerXtra B50 kit. The module boosts output to 379 bhp at 5,600 RPM and 405 lb-ft. of torque from 1,600 to 4,000 RPM. That means that the total combined output of the combustion engine and electric motor is at 493 bhp at 656 lb-ft. of torque. The tuning module can also be paired up with a stainless steel sport exhaust system with quad tailpipes bearing the Brabus logo making others think twice about the car being bland and boring.
Armed with the Brabus PowerXtra B50, the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid can reach 62 mph from rest in just 4.9 seconds. The top speed however, is still electronically limited to 155 mph thanks to the hybrid system.
As an added bonus, Brabus customers can also option their Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid (or any W222 S-Class for that matter) with an array of exterior and interior options. A full Brabus body kit was formed in a wind tunnel and can be fitted in PUR and carbon fiber.
The new body kit starts up front on the S-Class where a new front bumper proudly stares ahead with its enlarged air intakes to cool the engine and brakes, and its integrated spoiler lip that reduces lift. Each front fender is decorated with a special clear-coated carbon fiber Brabus design element that can be backlit as an option. LED lights are also integrated into the side skirts to provide some visibility at night. The rear fascia is also new and integrates the new quad stainless steel exhaust tips, while a rear spoiler sits atop the trunk for added downforce.
To complete the sporty yet elegant exterior, customers can choose from the Brabus Monoblock VI, Monoblock F, or Monoblock R wheels with varying finishes and designs that measure 9.0J x 20 up front and 10.5J x 21 at the rear axle with 255/35 ZR21 and 295/30 ZR21 Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama tires. For those that really want to make a statement, Brabus offers 9.0J x 22 front and 10.0J x 22 rear Monoblock G Platinum Edition forged wheels with 255/30 ZR22 and 295/25 ZR22 tires. All of the wheel sets can be combined with the Airmatic lowering module that reduces ride height by 15 mm (0.6 in.).
Inside, all of the W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class models can be given the full luxury treatment with Brabus’ upholstery shop. New Brabus Mastik leather and alcantara with a variety of colors, designs, stitching, and more can be fitted along with fine wood and carbon fiber trim pieces. A full Brabus iBusiness multimedia system can be installed as well for the business traveler.
The new Brabus Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid upgrades are currently available with the body kit, chassis, and interior options also available to other W222 models.
Brabus Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Specifications
Displacement: 3.0-liters with electric motor
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Maximum Horsepower: 385 hp / 379 bhp /283 kW at 5,600 RPM
Maximum Torque: 405 lb-ft. / 550 Nm (gasoline) from 1,600 to 4,000 RPM
Combined: 500 hp (493 bhp) and 656 lb-ft. (890 Nm) of torque
-Brabus PowerXtra B50 Hybrid module
-Brabus stainless steel quad exhaust
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Brabus Monoblock VI, F, R, or Monoblock G Platinum Edition Forged
Front Wheels: 9.0J x 21 or 9.0J x 22
Rear Wheels: 10.5J x 21 or 10.0J x 22
Tires: Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama
Suspension: Lowering module (15 mm/0.6 in. lower)
-Brabus front fascia with integrated spoiler lip
-Brabus front fender design elements with optional backlighting
-LED lighting under Brabus rocker panels
-Brabus rear fascia
-Brabus rear spoiler
Brabus Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Gallery