Holy shiz! Look at this machine.
Somehow, the full customization upgrade from BRABUS rocket sedans is even more intense on the SUVs.
The new GLE63 Coupe is a perfect starting point. A launchpad, if you will.
And stand back when this sucker blasts off!
3.8-seconds to 62-mph is the new pace, nearly a half-second quicker than the stock truck and its ~573HP. Not just induction or electronics tweaks here. Nor just fortified engine internals.
Nope, this 850 “6.0” has that name for a reason: the whole displacement of the motor is upped from 5.5-liters to 6.0L. This is a perfect torque-rich change for the heavy and 4Matic truck to bolt off the line with ferocious energy. Torque is limited to 1000-nm, as is top speed to a socially-responsible 200-mph even.
2016 BRABUS GLE63 Coupe
World premiere at the IAA 2015
BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4 Coupe
Zero – 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h
The world’s most powerful and fastest SUV coupe with 625 kW / 850 HP and 1,450 Nm of peak torque
The new Mercedes GLE Coupe has arrived and the GLE 63 4MATIC is the perfect platform for the engineers and designers of BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) to turn into the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV coupe.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4 Coupe is powered by a turbocharged V8 engine with a displacement of 6 liters. With a rated output of 625 kW / 850 HP (838 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft), the super car launches itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 320 km/h (200 mph).
Aerodynamic-enhancement components made from clear-coated carbon and tailor-made BRABUS wheels including 23-inch king-sized rims lend the fastback SUV an especially exclusive appearance.
BRABUS fine leather interiors created from the finest leather and Alcantara in any desired color are available for customizing the cockpit.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine turns the GLE 63 Coupe and of course its brethren sporting the standard five-door body style into a high-performance vehicle in a class of its own.
To increase the displacement of the eight-cylinder engine from standard 5,461 cc to 5,912 cc (333 to 361 cu in), BRABUS bores out the cylinders to 99 millimeters (4 in) and installs correspondingly larger forged pistons. A special billet crankshaft with a stroke of 96 mm (3.8 in) instead of the standard 90.5 millimeters (3.6 in) and similarly forged longer piston rods round off the displacement increase. In addition, both cylinder heads of the V8 are optimized for gas flow.
The BRABUS 850 intake module designed specifically for the BRABUS increased-displacement engine immediately stands out when the hood is popped. It is made from carbon and includes a new air filter housing with enlarged intake cross-section. A sophisticated air duct integrated into the hood supplies it with cooling air.
Other equally fundamental components of the high-performance engine on the other hand are hidden deep down in the engine bay: the two production turbos are replaced with special turbochargers with larger compressor units and modified exhaust manifolds. To lower the charge air temperature further, the intake and charge air pipes are insulated with “Gold Heat Reflection” sheathing that immediately catches the eye.
This engine conversion also includes larger 75-millimeter (3 in) thick down pipes and a newly designed exhaust system. In concert with metal catalysts, the BRABUS stainless-steel exhaust system with controlled butterfly valves optimizes the power delivery. This exhaust also offers active sound management controlled from the driver’s seat: the exhaust note can be alternated between a throaty V8 sound in “sport” mode and a subtle whisper in “coming home” mode.
The BRABUS engine and electronics engineers used their tremendous knowledge to ensure the optimal interaction of these high-performance components in extensive tests on the road and on test rigs. This ensures not only maximum power, but also exemplary clean emissions and flawless durability. BRABUS vouches for this with the model BRABUS Tuning Warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABUS Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013). BRABUS recommends high-performance lubricants from MOTUL.
This vastly elaborate design is reflected in outstanding performance: the rated power output of 625 kW / 850 HP (838 bhp) at a low 5,400 rpm and the gigantic peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft) between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm are both reference values in this category of vehicles.
The performance of the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4 Coupe is correspondingly outstanding: the SUV weighing more than 2,350 kilograms (5,180 pounds) launches itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds. Tire limitations necessitate restricting the top speed electronically to 320 km/h (200 mph).
Thrilling looks and optimal aerodynamic efficiency: The BRABUS designers developed high-tech carbon bodywork components for the GLE 63 that give both variants an even more spectacular appearance. The front spoiler lip, which attaches to the lower section of the bumper, lends the SUV an even more distinctive face. What is more: Its sophisticated shape minimizes lift on the front axle at high speeds for further optimized handling stability. The air intakes at the sides of the front bumper feature tailor-made air deflectors to give the vehicle an even sportier profile and direct the air to the air intakes in the side of the vehicle, which are equipped with integrated LED side markers.
For the rear bumper, BRABUS developed carbon trim for the side air outlets and a new diffuser insert, which provides the perfect backdrop for the two visual identifying features of the BRABUS high-performance exhaust system. The ceramics-coated design tailpipes marked with the BRABUS logo fill out the cutouts to the left and right of the diffuser fully. The BRABUS roof spoiler rounds off the aerodynamic-enhancement concept for the coupe.
BRABUS alloy wheels for the GLE 63 come in various designs and with diameters of 21, 22 or 23 inches. The most exclusive option is the BRABUS Monoblock “PLATINUM EDITION” high-tech king-sized 11Jx23 forged wheel. Thanks to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, it offers an unrivalled combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires for the SUV.
A special BRABUS control module for the AIRMATIC air suspension lowers the ride height of the high-performance SUV by about 35 millimeters (1.4 in). This gives the all-wheel-drive car not only a more exciting appearance, but also enhances driving dynamics further by lowering the center of gravity.
BRABUS enjoys a global reputation for excellence in the field of interior design as well. The company upholstery shop creates BRABUS fine leather interiors for the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4 Coupe, every detail tailored to the owner’s preferences. The finest BRABUS Mastik, an especially and breathable type of leather, and Alcantara in any desired color are transformed by hand into high-end interiors from the dashboard and seats to the door panels and the headliner. The BRABUS interior carbon and wood trim sets also offer a maximum variety of colors and surface finishes.
The product range is rounded off with a wide lineup of custom accessories for the cockpit: the options range from aluminum door pins and pedals to stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, whose color changes in sync with the ambiance lighting.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4 Coupe can be ordered as a complete car – including the SUV body style. Alternatively, BRABUS can convert any GLE 63 completely or in stages.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4 Coupe based on the Mercedes GLE 63: city 15.8 l/100 km, highway 9.7 l/100 km, combined: 11.9 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 278 g/km, efficiency class F.
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