Brabus injects dark power into new Mercedes-Benz S-Class


Approved by Wayne Enterprises

An AMG version of the W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is yet to make its debut, but the folks at Brabus are not gonna sit around and wait for it. They’ve created their own performance version called the Brabus 500, which is of course, based on the S 500.

The work begins with visual upgrades, which include a front lip spoiler, bumper intake surrounds, LED running lights on the intakes, a rear diffuser insert on the bumper, and black-chromed tailpipe embellishers. A naked-carbon rear spoiler lip will be available at a later date. Rounding off the exterior looks are bespoke, Monoblock alloy wheels with 19-, 20- and 21-inch options. Tyre options include Continental, Pirelli and Yokohama.

In addition, the air suspension has been tweaked as well, which lowers the ride height by up to 25 mm (1.0-inch) depending on the selected drive mode.

The uber-luxurious cabin can be further spiced up if needed, with generous amounts of carbon fibre inserts and breathable leather upholsteries in contrasting colors of porcelain and black. Additional fine details include shadow chrome coating for all switches.

Thanks to a plug-and-play Brabus B50 500 PowerXtra module, the 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine pumps out 368 kW (500 metric hp) and 590 Nm (435 lb-ft) of torque. The module has a special mapping for injection and ignition as well as for increasing the boost pressure. Compared to the stock tune, there’s an increase of 65 metric hp and 70 Nm (51.6 lb-ft). This cuts the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time from 4.9 to 4.7 seconds, should such things interest you. The top speed, however, remains limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

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