BRABUS 850 4x42 Final Edition "1 of 5"
- Heavy-duty off-road supercar with 6.0 liter twin-turbo V8 increased-displacement engine, 625 kW / 850 hp, 1,450 Nm peak torque and exclusive BRABUS equipment.
Raise the curtains for the most powerful BRABUS heavy-duty off-road supercar ever: The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4x42 Final Edition “1 of 5” is built based on the Mercedes G 63 AMG of the W 463 model series.To give the off-roader an enormous 60 centimeters of ground clearance and an equally tremendous articulation at the front and rear axle for toughest off-road use, the chassis of the G-Model was converted to portal axles.
Power and torque are also important for conquering obstacles. Consequently, the engineers and technicians of BRABUS replace the standard 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with the BRABUS 850 6.0 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine, the most powerful eight-cylinder engine from the hi-tech engine shop of the company to date.
It accelerates the limited-edition supercar from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph) due to the uncompromising off-road tires.Visually, the powerful black vehicle fascinates with its thrilling design featuring massive fender flares and a naked-carbon hood scoop. The front roof element with LED daytime running lights and the roof spoiler are made of that same material.
The exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior sports a combination of black leather and blue highlights. Prices for the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4x42 Final Edition “1 of 5” start at 482,000 euros MSRP (price includes 19 percent VAT in Germany).
BRABUS has many decades of experience in refining the different Mercedes G-Class models. This also repeatedly included extremely off-road-capable variants such as the spectacular BRABUS 700 6x6 with dual rear axle or the BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4x42.
The new BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4x42 Final Edition “1 of 5” heavy-duty off-road supercar is based on the Mercedes G 63 AMG of the recently superseded W 463 model series. Maximum off-road capability is achieved thanks to the high ground clearance and the maximal articulation of the two axles. To this end, the BRABUS engineers and technicians converted the five-door car to portal axles developed specifically for this purpose. In addition, BRABUS installs a specially calibrated damping system.
Another body modification measure that is indispensable for maximum off-road capability is the installation of robust skid plate elements at the front and rear. The first things to notice are the massive BRABUS carbon fender flares, which create space for the size 9.5 J x 22 wheels painted in vehicle color, shod with Pirelli Scorpion ATR off-road tires of size 325/55 R 22.
Also characteristic for the off-road supercar is the BRABUS roof spoiler above the windshield, which is fitted with daytime running lights on the left and right, and the rear spoiler with integrated third brake light. In addition, there are naked-carbon components such as the bezels that frame the special dark-tinted headlights with integrated turn signals and the covers on the front fenders in place of the production turn signals rendered obsolete as a result. The BRABUS logo sits in a special carbon radiator grille.
The mighty hood scoop, likewise made of that same hi-tech composite material, provides an indication of the especially powerful heart beating under the hood: The best replacement for displacement is even more displacement, a philosophy that has stood at the core of the work of the BRABUS power unit engineers for decades. That is the reason why this principle is also applied to all Mercedes-Benz models equipped with the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 ex-factory. The result is the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo increased-displacement engine, which was also used for the G 63 AMG of the previous model series.
The displacement increase from 5,461 cc to 5,912 cc (333 to 361 cu in) is effected by boring out the cylinders in the BRABUS state-of-the-art engine shop as well as by installing eight forged pistons with a diameter of 99 millimeters (3.9 in). They connect to a precision-balanced billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 millimeters (3.8 in) instead of the stock 90.5 millimeters (3.6 in) with special billet connecting rods. In addition, both cylinder heads are optimized for mixture flow.
The forced-induction system was also upgraded with high-performance components. The two production turbos are replaced with turbos with larger compressor unit and modified exhaust manifolds. To lower the charge air temperature further, the carbon intake and charge air pipes are fitted with special and immediately conspicuous "Gold Heat Reflection" sheathing.
Because the increased-displacement engine demands more combustion air, the BRABUS power unit engineers developed a special 850 intake module specifically for this engine conversion. It includes an air filter box with larger intake cross-section. The hood scoop creates not only more space on top, it also optimizes the air supply thanks to its central air intake and a sophisticated air deflection system.
Metal catalysts and the BRABUS sport exhaust system play their part in the optimal power delivery on the exhaust side. In addition, the exhaust system delivers a variable exhaust note. Thanks to the integrated actively controlled exhaust flaps, the driver can choose between a throaty V8 exhaust note in 'Sport' mode and a discreet sound in "Coming Home" mode. The all-stainless exhaust system is also a visual treat. The two black-chromed tailpipes exiting in front of the rear wheels on either side add some visually thrilling highlights.
The software was also modified to match the new engine hardware: In the course of extensive bench and road tests, the BRABUS power unit engineers and electronics specialists recalibrated the electronic engine control unit. The developers focused not only on outstanding power delivery, but also had maximum durability and exemplary emissions performance at the top of their list of priorities.
A displacement of six liters and two turbochargers complement each other to create another BRABUS engine in a class of its own. An output of 625 kW / 850 hp (839 bhp) at a low 5,400 rpm are just as much a top-class figure for off-roaders as is the huge peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft), on tap between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. The entire powertrain is operated exclusively with high-performance lubricants from technology partner Motul.
This engine gives the BRABUS off-road supercar acceleration power that can measure up to full-blooded sports cars. 4.7 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62) are absolute tops for an off-roader. The top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph) due to the off-road tires
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4x42 Final Edition “1 of 5”, which has its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, was also fitted with especially exclusive interior appointments: The company upholstery shop created an exclusive BRABUS fine leather all-leather interior from the finest black leather.
The especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather in the interior features perforations on the seat center sections and square quilting, all applied with the same pinpoint precision. Every other diagonal row is backed with blue leather, which makes this design even more unusual. In addition, the piping and embroidered BRABUS logos in the interior sport that same color.
The BRABUS bucket seats in the rear offer all conceivable comfort features such as multi-contour adjustment, memory and integrated seat ventilation and heating. They replace the production seat bench. The new BRABUS center console, which features the same design as the rest of the interior, is installed between the two seats. The 4.3-inch BRABUS Touch Control Panel integrated into the top of the console is within easy reach. In standby mode, it shows a clock with BRABUS 850 illustration. In addition to controlling all seat functions in the rear, this innovative control also provides access to the standard COMAND system and the air conditioning system.
A USB multimedia port likewise integrated into the top of the console within easy reach allows charging a smartphone or tablet. Two integrated cup holders cool or heat the drinks of the rear passengers. Another important feature of the console is the integrated strongbox. This drawer opens electrically to the front only after entering a code on the Touch Control Panel.
Exclusive floor mats, likewise with square quilting, and the identically designed trunk mat in black leather round off the classy BRABUS interior.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4x42 Final Edition “1 of 5”: city 17.2 l/100 km, highway 11.8 l/100 km, combined: 13.8 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 322 g/km, efficiency class G.