The iconic aftermarket specialist is well known for its insane tuning programs for Mercedes-Benz cars, but for this project it has decided to tone down its implementation – just because the starting base was already a monster of a car.
Brabus is heading to Frankfurt with the Brabus 700, its special tuning program for the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, packing a subtle power boost of just 88 horsepower (65 kilowatts) – though with this addition the hulking sedan actually reaches no less than 700 horsepower. Brabus is well known for its professionalism, so the program comes after extensive test drives on racetracks and public roads, and consisting of a plug-and-play auxiliary control unit, which upgrades the electronic engine control unit with new mapping for injection and ignition, while also tapping the boost pressure.
The 4.0-liter biturbo V8 now develops 700 hp (515 kW), with the torque also gaining a healthy boost from 627 pound feet to 701 lb-ft (850 Newton-meters to 900 Nm). The standard features are also present – nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4Matic system, and together provide an acceleration from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3.2 seconds for the sedan version and 3.3 for the heavier, but more practical station wagon. Brabus also fits a full aerodynamic body kit made from the light but strong carbon fiber, with high-gloss or matte protective coating.