That’s right. Brabus has now picked up the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4Matic+ Coupe to inject the ‘Brabus 800’ power, in addition to decorating the crossover with tastefully curated carbon fibre exterior bits.
These include the grille inserts, front bumper intakes, a splitter, wheel arches, the tailgate spoiler, and of course, the rear diffuser. The titanium tailpipes of the active exhaust system are also covered with carbon. A special control module for the Airmatic air suspension lowers the ride height by about 25 mm. Rounding off the exterior looks are gigantic 23-inch ‘Black Platinum’ forged alloy wheels. A 24-inch option is also available for those who want to go full bonkers.
As always, buyers can customize the interior too with materials including leather, Alcantara, carbon fibre and precious wood. Aluminum door lock pins and pedals and Brabus Race paddle shifters are also available.
The production turbos in the 4.0L V8 are replaced with special turbos with a larger compressor unit, modified core assembly and reinforced axial bearings, resulting in a maximum boost pressure of 1.6 bar. When combined with a plug-and-play Brabus PowerXtra auxiliary control unit, the engine delivers 588 kW (800 metric hp) at 5,900 rpm and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) at 3,500 rpm. Compared to the stock figures, the Brabus 800 offers 188 metric hp and 150 Nm more. Brabus claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 3.4 seconds and a limited top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).
Those who don’t need this much power can opt for PowerXtra B40 – 700 module, which as the name suggests, offers 700 metric hp. Still plenty for a crossover, but you know, a little less bonkers compared to 800.