German tuning company Brabus is known around the world for its wild takes on AMG vehicles, but its latest creation started out life as something a bit more luxurious.
The company has applied its tuning expertise to the Mercedes S650 Maybach – the most luxurious, well-appointed S-Class model on sale today. For starters, it bored out the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine out to 6.3-liters. It then added a billet crankshaft, forged pistons, precision balanced connecting rods, larger turbochargers, new downpipes, a full Brabus exhaust system and a new intake system. The results are profound: 900 hp at 5,500 RPM and 1,106 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM. Despite weighing 5,600 lbs, Brabus says its tuned S650 is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 3.7s and reaching a top speed of 217 mph.
Visually, the Brabus S650 is set apart by its Brabus-developed front fascia, different grille, Brabus rear bumper and chrome-plated Brabus exhaust tips. Rounding out the exterior changes are Brabus wheels, which are available in a range of styles and sizes from 18- to 22-inches.
Brabus also detailed its new upgrade program for the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 equipped S63 AMG. The company has developed new mapping for the injection and ignition systems and also reprogrammed the electronic boost control, bringing output to 691 horsepower and 701 lb-ft of torque. It claims the upgraded take on the big four-door will do 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 mph. A range of Brabus exterior upgrades are available for the S63 AMG as well including different bumpers, side skirts and alloy wheels.
For both the S650 and S63 AMG, Brabus will apply a host of interior upgrades. These include reupholstered seats in an almost endless array of leather styles colors, Alcantara upholstery, special stitching and Microsoft-supported in-car multimedia systems. There’s also carbon fiber trim, aluminum pedals and paddle shifters and a 250 mph speedometer (400 km/h).
Both the S63-based Brabus 700 and S650-based Brabus 900 are available to order now. They can be ordered as complete cars, or the parts from each can be applied to donor cars as the customer wishes.
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