Obstacles? “Such a thing does not exist,” laughed the G-Class Squared. With a ground clearance of 450 mm, it looked nothing less of a monster. The production ended in October last year.
But don’t worry, Brabus has a solution in case you missed the original. The Brabus 700 4×4² we’re seeing here in the pictures, starts life as a previous generation G63. The regular axles are replaced with the portal axles and an electronically adjustable suspension, together give the 700 4×4² a 60 cm or 600 mm of ground clearance. The settings can be changed by the driver to suite his taste with a Touch Control Panel in the cockpit. The height-adjustable struts are made from high-strength aluminum and allow individual adjustment of the ride height at the front and rear axle.
The driver can choose between the 4 drive modes – “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Off-Road” and “Individual” on the Touch Control Panel. The latter allows adjusting the damper rate individually for each axle.
Robust skid plates, 22-inch wheels shod with Pirelli Scorpion ATR off-road tires, roof spoiler above the windshield with DRLs round off the looks.
As for the interiors, the Brabus 700 4×4² comes with a two-tone black/light brown leather theme. Any personalization requests can be fulfilled as well. Options include wood or carbon fibre trims, and power-retractable steps to make getting in and out easier.
Powering the Brabus Squared is a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8, producing 515 kW (690 bhp) at 5,300 rpm and 960 Nm of torque at 2,000 – 4,000 rpm. The original turbos are replaced by two Brabus special turbochargers with larger compressor unit, which produce a higher boost pressure. Transmission is an AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic. 0-100 km/h acceleration happens in 5.0 seconds and top speed is limited to 210 km/h.
In addition, Brabus has installed high-performance metal catalysts with 75 mm wide downpipes to reduce back pressure. Optionally, the SUV can also be ordered with a Brabus stainless sport exhaust with actively controlled flaps.
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