There’s a new G-Wagon in town, the Brabus. It is called the 700 4×4 Squared, and it’s as badass as you think. The “700” stands for 700 horsepower from the old G63’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Matching the horsepower with 708 pound-feet of torque, this beast can reach 62 mph in only 5 seconds. Good luck reaching the electronically-limited 130 mph before your soul leaves your body.
It isn’t a complete redesign, which leaves a little to be desired. However, it is still impressive. The portal axles from the G500 4×4 Squared give it maximum articulation and ground clearance. Individually adjustable struts allow clients to select a ride height at each corner from the interior. The Brabus clears almost two feet of ground clearance. To beef up protection during off-roading, they have added a skid plate. Brabus 22-inch wheels with Pirelli Scorpion ATR off-road tires are surrounded by new carbon fiber flares.
The larger turbos are pumping in extra power with the Brabus intake, high-flow cats and custom stainless steel exhaust. Fuel economy nose dives to 12 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, but nobody buying it is concerned with that. Several changes have been made in the appearance department, from a roof spoiler to LED DRLs. The Brabus 700 4×4 Squared is priced just under $238,000. The problem will be availability, with only about 10 in production.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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