By Theodore Opara
Mercedes G 500 4×4²: the new special model of the G-Class is designed for maximum off-road capabilities and offers the perfect basis for exclusive refinement.
This includes an increase in the power output of the twin-turbo V8 to 368 kW / 500 HP (493 bhp) and a boost in its peak torque to 710 Nm (523 lb-ft).
As a result, the tuned off-roader sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.9 seconds. Due to the all-out off-road tires, the top speed is
limited electronically to 210 km/h (130 mph).
The spectacular appearance of the all-wheel-drive car is bolstered further by a high-end BRABUS paint finish and targeted BRABUS bodywork modifications.
An exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior created from Mastik leather and Alcantara refines the interior.
The four-liter eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine of the Mercedes G 500 4×4² produces an ex-factory output of 310 kW / 422 HP (415 bhp) and is consequently an excellent starting point for the new BRABUS B40 – 500 PowerXtra performance kit. The centerpiece of the conversion is a plug-and-play.
Control module that is adapted to the electronic engine management system. BRABUS utilized complex test cycles on state-of-the-art dynamometers as well as in terrain and on the road to recalibrate the electronic boost pressure control and reprogram the mapping for injection and ignition.
The result of these modifications fully lives up to the spectacular appearance of the cross-country vehicle: An extra 58 kW / 78 HP (78 bhp) and an increase in torque by 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) make the SUV weighing more than three tons significantly more agile.
The rated power output of 368 kW / 500 HP (493 bhp) at 5,600 rpm and the high peak torque of 710 Nm (523 lb-ft), available on a plateau between 2,250 and 4,250 rpm, harmonize perfectly with the automatic transmission. Its seven speeds can also be changed manually with ergonomic BRABUS aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Equipped with BRABUS B40 – 500 PowerXtra engine tuning, the 4×4² sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.9 seconds. The top speed of the SUV is limited electronically to 210 km/h (130 mph) to protect the all-terrain tires.