Some like it extra-large and super strong: That is why BRABUS has now directed its attention to the top-of-the-line model of the new Mercedes GLS-Class, the GLS 63 4MATIC. At the heart of the BRABUS 850 XL is a twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine
with an increased displacement of six liters. An output 850 HP (838 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft) sling the exclusive SUV from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 4.2 seconds. In the interest of tire safety, the top speed is limited electronically to 300 km/h (186 mph).
Aerodynamic-enhancement components with a naked carbon finish and tailor-made 23-inch BRABUS Monoblock “PLATINUM EDITION” hi-tech forged wheels lend the high-performance 4×4 unmistakable looks.
The customization of the interior is just as exclusive, and features a BRABUS fine leather interior finished with consummate craftsmanship in every detail.
BRABUS also offers two performance upgrades to 464 kW / 630 HP (622 bhp) or 515 kW / 700 HP (690 bhp) for GLS 63 owners disinclined to spending quite this much on engine tuning.
Of course, the aerodynamics, tires and chassis of the BRABUS 850 XL are also modified to match the tremendous performance. The BRABUS designers developed aerodynamically efficient and great-looking bodywork components made from hi-tech carbon material, which are available not only for the BRABUS supercar, but for all GLS 63 models.
The BRABUS front spoiler lip, which attaches to the lower part of the bumper, lends the SUV an even more striking face. What is more: The shape was optimized in the wind tunnel and reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds for further improved handling stability. Tailor-made air deflectors with integrated LED side markers upgrade the side air intakes in the front bumper.
The rear fascia is upgraded with a new carbon diffuser insert, which provides the perfect backdrop for the two dual tailpipes of the BRABUS high-performance exhaust. The BRABUS roof spoiler adds the icing to the cake.
BRABUS alloys for the GLS 63 come in various designs and sizes with diameters from 21 to 23 inches. BRABUS Monoblock “PLATINUM EDITION” hi-tech forged wheels of size 11Jx23 represent the most exclusive option. Thanks to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, these wheels offer a perfect combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires. The GLS 63 can be fitted with high-performance street tires up to 295/35 R 23 in size.
The BRABUS chassis engineers developed a special control module for the AIRMATIC air suspension to optimize the driving dynamics further and to give the vehicle an even sportier appearance by lowering the ride height of the BRABUS 850 XL and any stock GLS 63 by about 30 millimeters (1.2 in).
The BRABUS 850 XL is built to customer order. Alternatively, any GLS 63 can be converted to this specification all at once or in stages.