Bottrop Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist Brabus has developed a program for the notoriously underpowered CLS 63 AMG…
The company’s B63S – 730 package includes a pair of uprated turbochargers with larger compressor units, an additional water-to-air intercooler, remapped ECU software and a new stainless steel sports exhaust with high-flow cats and adjustable butterfly valve. Gold foil on the intakes and charge-air tubes is added to reduce charge-air temperatures.
Those tweaks see output from the 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 engine jump from 410 kW (557 hp) and 720 Nm of torque to 537 kW (730 hp) and a limited 1,065 Nm. On the road that translates to a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 10.8s and a heady 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed.
Visually, there’s a clear-coated carbon fibre front spoiler and fender vents, with Brabus offering a wide range of alloys, including the nine-spoke Monoblock F and ten-spoke Monoblock R Platinum Edition forged wheels pictured here, available in 19 and 20-inch diameters.
Moving inside, past the backlit stainless steel scuff plates, Brabus uses materials soft Mastik leather finished with quilted stitching to reupholster the seats, panelling and floor mats. Carbon fibre and wooden trim packages can also be chosen, along with aluminium pedal kits.