Brabus PowerXtra B50 Hybrid is one hot ride image

Famous German tuner Brabus has worked its magic on the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid and the model in question has been called the Brabus PowerXtra B50 Hybrid.

The impressive ride has received the various alloy wheel designs in sizes which can go up to 22-inches, the extra LED lighting, the beefier body kit with carbon fiber applications, the iBusiness multimedia system, the wood and carbon fiber trims, the upholstery choices and several other tweaks which are helping put some distance between this and the standard luxurious car. We also have to mention the stainless steel exhaust system which has received quad pipes.

The 3.0 liter B6 turbo engine is still found under its hood, but this is now producing an extra 52 HP (38 kW) and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft) of torque, to a total of 385 HP (283 kW) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque. The total output of the plug-in hybrid system stands at an impressive 500 HP (368 kW) and 890 Nm (656 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the vehicle is now 0.3 seconds faster than the standard one, to 4.9 seconds, but the top speed has remained electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). We have no clue at this time whether the extra oomph has affected the fuel consumption but we do know that the regular variant needs just 3 liters of fuel every 100 km (94.1 mpg UK / 78.4 mpg US) and it can emit 69 g/km of CO2.