The all-new Mercedes-Benz G Class is making waves across the globe and is proof once again why it's one of the most sought after 4x4s in the world.
But ever since its arrival, the old G Class has been put on the sidelines, including the 4x4². As a special send off for the luxury off-roader, Brabus recently unleashed the 700 4x4² Final Edition. It's tougher, bigger, and more powerful than your typical G Class and can go on- and off-road in style.
Beginning with the most obvious change, Brabus jacked up the 700 4x4² Final Edition thanks to two feet of extra ground clearance. This was made by possible thanks to a unique Brabus suspension that comes with height-adjustable struts that can be electronically-controlled. More than that, it even comes with portal axles borrowed from the new G 500 4x4. This makes the Final Edition as capable as the newest G Class off the beaten path.
To protect the undercarriage from debris and other objects, Brabus installed heavy-duty skid plates underneath. These protect vital components such as the engine, driveline and fuel tanks from any type of debris. Finally, it gets a bit of a styling upgrade courtesy of massive carbon fiber fender flares, a roof spoiler, LED daytime running lights, and massive 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion ATR off-road tires that measure 325/55/R18.
Inside, Brabus meticulously upgraded the cabin by putting a two-tone black/light brown leather interior. However, customers can have the colors changed depending on their preference. Also, fine wood trim and carbon fiber elements spruce up the cabin further. Getting in and out of the 700 4x4² Final Edition can also be made easier with the optional retractable running boards.
Serving as the centerpiece of the Brabus 700 4x4² Final Edition is its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8. Instead of having the factory turbos from AMG, the V8 now comes with bigger Brabus turbochargers that deliver higher boost pressure. Other changes made to the V8 include gold heat reflection sheathing for the intake and boost pipes, high-performance catalysts, huge 75mm downpipes, a Brabus stainless steel sport exhaust, and a remapped engine management system.
The result is a fire-breathing V8 that cranks out 700 PS at 5300 rpm along with a whopping 960 Nm of torque at 2000 – 4500 rpm. Power is then shifted via a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. Despite its tall ride height and heavy disposition, Brabus claims this 4x4 can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 5 seconds flat and reach an electronically-governed top speed of 210 km/h.
Only ten examples of this 4x4 beast will be made and will only be painted in either black or white. It's now available for ordering at a cool EUR 209,000 (about Php 12.5 million).