Bottrop tuning specialist Brabus has released details of what it can do for owners of the latest Mercedes S-Class.
Power upgrades begin with the B50 – 520 PowerXtra CGI performance kit for the S 500. Once fitted, output from the 4.7-litre V8 sees output jump from 335 kW (455 hp) and 700 Nm of torque to 382 kW (520 hp) and 820 Nm. On the road 100 km/h occurs in just 4.2 seconds, with the V-Max unit now limited top speed to 300 km/h (186 mph). Moving to the epic S 63 AMG, Brabus’ B63 – 650 PowerXtra CGI software results in 478 kW (650 hp) and 1,000 Nm – up from 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm. If that doesn’t inspire you, there’s always the B63S – 730 high-performance version. This option includes a pair of uprated turbochargers, a water radiator for the intercooling system, a free-flow exhaust system including metal catalysts and 75-mm downpipes along with revised software, resulting in 537 kW (730 hp) and 1,065 Nm, and a maximum of 325 km/h (202 mph).
Visually there’s a plastic aero package with carbon fibre elements, that includes a front spoiler, fender gills, side skirts, a boot lid spoiler and diffuser section for the rear bumper. A suspension module drops ride height by 15 mm, while the company’s Monoblock VI and Monoblock F cross-spoke wheels can be specified in sizes ranging from 19 to 21-inches.
Moving inside, past the embossed stainless steel scuff plates, Brabus uses materials such as Alcantara and soft Mastik leather finished with quilted stitching to reupholster the seats, panelling and floor mats. Wooden trim packages can also be chosen, along with aluminium pedal kits.