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Brabus tunes G63 AMG to 700 horsepower

Brabus tunes G63 AMG to 700 horsepower image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Brabus | posted April 19, 2016 18:16

Brabus gives Mercedes-AMG G63 big power boost

High-performance tuning company Brabus ups the ante for the Mercedes-AMG G63 after releasing a more powerful version of the SUV with the G63 Widestar 700. Featuring a wide body kit, distinct exterior hue, redone interior and a souped-up V8, the custom G63 gets an upgrade in all departments.

Rear quarter of the Brabus G63 Widestar 700

Starting with the exterior, the tricked out SUV gets a new paint called Solar Beam. Complementing the bright finish are trim pieces finished in black, new bull-bar, custom headlights and 23-inch forged alloy wheels. It also has bigger air intakes, carbon fiber hood scoop, blacked-out grill, LED daytime running lamps and a roof-mounted rear wing.

Inside the 2016 Brabus G63 Widestar 700

The cabin, on the other hand, gets leather upholstery with yellow contrast stitching. The headrests even have the number '700' embroidered. Other revisions include replaced floor mats, re-trimmed interior trim and Brabus badging on the shifter knob, steering wheel and pedals.

Under the hood, Brabus tuned the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 to produce 700 PS and 960 Nm of torque. Compared to the standard model, the G63 Widestar 700 puts out 129 PS and 200 Nm more. This was made possible thanks to new turbochargers and gold air intakes.

The tuned 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 in the G63 Widestar 700

Even with a hefty 2,550 kg curb weight, it can go from 0 – 100 km/ in 4.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 240 km/h.