Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Brabus | posted September 14, 2015 15:59
AMG GT gets tuned by Brabus
Established Mercedes-Benz tuner, Brabus, have gotten their hands on the Mercedes-AMG GT S. With Brabus' input, the standard AMG GT S gets a power boost as well as handling upgrades.
Finished in Brabus' trademark black paint, the GT S gets Brabus badging in lieu of Mercedes-Benz markings. Brabus touches for the exterior include a new front chin, air outlets for the front fenders, rocker panels, a rear diffuser and a 600 badge on the trunklid. Now called the Brabus 600, it sits on the company's in-house 21-inch wheel called the Monoblock F.
Brabus mildly reworked the interior as well. Brabus inserted fine leather interiors and inlays made from real carbon fiber and wood upgrade the cockpit of the two-door super coupe. The interior is also a mix of Mercedes-AMG and Brabus badging. The three-pointed star is retained, as well as the Affalterbach seal pressed on the leather trimmer center arm rest. Brabus trimmings include the door sill kick plate, the pedals and the floormats. A Brabus plaque also appears on the lower half of the door sill.
For performance upgrades, Brabus tweaked the adjustable sports suspension with damping and ride height. It also comes with a sports exhaust system made from lightweight titanium with electronically controlled sound management. For the Brabus 600, the company developed the PowerXtra B40 - 600 Engine Control Unit. The plug-and-play control module is a special performance chip for the AMG GT S and features new mapping for injection and ignition while also increasing boost pressure.
All in all, the chip makes for a 90 PS jump and a torque increase of 100 Nm. The result is 600 PS and 750 Nm of torque. Brabus claims the 600 will get to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 325 km/h.