Mercedes GL63 AMG – Latest Brabus B63-620 performance figures

 

By Posted 4 Jun 2013, 12:59

The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is already a very competent car in terms of raw performance, but as usual a certain German tuner is never happy, and so they have created the Brabus B63-620 Widestar, which is based on the aforementioned vehicle.

We were already impressed with the 5.5-litre biturbo V8 AMG engine, which managed to produce 550 horsepower, but Brabus has made use of their PowerXtra plug-and-play remapping software to help the engine create 610 horsepower instead, which is an increase of 61hp.

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Thanks to the new engine mapping the Brabus B63-620 Widestar will now achieve 0-62mph in 4.7sec, which is just a shade faster than the Mercedes GL63 AMG and will carry on to reach a top speed of 174mph.

What we do love about the reworked GL63 AMG is the fact that it can sound loud and aggressive when needed, and then can sound much tamer when it calls for it, which Brabus has named it ‘Coming Home’ mode. This is achieved thanks to butterfly valves in the exhaust system.

Some of the noticeable exterior differences of the Brabus B63-620 Widestar compared to the Mercedes GL63 AMG are wheelarch extensions, new fenders as well as a roof spoiler to help complete the new look. To help give it a more aggressive stance on the street are a set of 305/30 tires mated to a set of 23-inch forged alloy rims.

There are also revisions to the interior as well, such as Alcantara hand-stitched seats, all of which will come at a cost, although this information has not been divulged, but we do know it will be more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG price of $116,925.

We’re not too certain if there is a huge market for this reworked model, but it’s almost certain that overpaid football/soccer players and rappers will want one.

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Mercedes GL63 AMG – Latest Brabus performance figures