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Visiting Germany? Check Out Brabus’ New Flagship Showroom In Düsseldorf 27
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in brabus, Dealers, mercedes, Mercedes Videos, Reports, smart, tuning, video, Yacht on 12 27th, 2017


Automotive enthusiasts have lots to do and see in Germany: blast down the autobahn, muscle around the Nürburgring, tour the automakers’ factories and museums. Now we can add one more to the list: visit the new Brabus showroom.

In fact 10,000 people have already done just that – not in the past year, or even the past month, but in the past eleven days.

That’s how long it took to welcome the 10,000th visitor to KÖ90, the new flagship store opened jointly by Brabus and British yachtbuilder Sunseeker at Königsalle 90 in Düsseldorf, just 30 miles from Brabus headquarters in nearby Bottrop.

Spread over 4,300 square feet at the southern end of the city’s swankiest boulevard, KÖ90 showcases a array of Brabus-tuned contemporary Benzes and comprehensively restored classics – everything from a vintage SL to a new 650-horsepower S-Class convertible, from a customized Smart to a luxed-out Sprinter. There aren’t any yachts docked inside, but prospective customers can explore the range of possibilities with a sales consultant on site.

The 10,000th visitor, Cathrin Hennemann from the Lower Rhine region, was welcomed by Brabus CEO & founder Bodo Buschmann with a glass of champagne and a VIP tour. She visited on Saturday, December 23 – just 11 days after the location opened on December 12.

To put that number into perspective, consider that Ferrari welcomed a record 500,000 visitors between its two museums in Maranello and Modena this year – which works out to a little over 7,500 per day, per museum. And those are entire museums, run by one of the most recognized brands in the world, right in the heart of Supercar Valley. This is a dealership, run by a tuner, in Europe’s 39th (Germany’s 7th) biggest city.

It must be worth seeing in person then. But if you can’t make it to Düsseldorf, Brabus has similar locations in LA, Miami, London, Moscow, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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Can The Mercedes-AMG A45 Brabus Outrun A Nissan GT-R, Audi R8? 26
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, brabus, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 12 26th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG A45 needs no further introduction, as it’s one of the hot hatch kings of our time, pushing out 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque, from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

It needs just 4.2 seconds to accelerate from naught to 100km/h (62mph), and it will keep going up to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph), so its performance equals that of previous-gen supercars.

Speaking of supercars, how does an AMG A45 fare against some of the newer exotics? Answering this question is an overenthusiastic driver of the German hot hatch that decided to take on a Nissan GT-R and an Audi R8, during a drag racing event, trying to prove to the two that you don’t need to spend a fortune on an exotic machine to have fun behind the wheel.

However, this Mercedes-AMG A45 is not completely stock, as evidenced by the custom rear diffuser, sports exhaust, and the name of the tuner responsible with the modifications that’s visible on the tailgate: Brabus. It also gets a slight bump in power, delivering 400PS (394hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque, which makes the run even more interesting.

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Can The Mercedes-AMG A45 Brabus Outrun A Nissan GT-R, Audi R8? 26
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, brabus, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 12 26th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG A45 needs no further introduction, as it’s one of the hot hatch kings of our time, pushing out 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque, from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

It needs just 4.2 seconds to accelerate from naught to 100km/h (62mph), and it will keep going up to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph), so its performance equals that of previous-gen supercars.

Speaking of supercars, how does an AMG A45 fare against some of the newer exotics? Answering this question is an overenthusiastic driver of the German hot hatch that decided to take on a Nissan GT-R and an Audi R8, during a drag racing event, trying to prove to the two that you don’t need to spend a fortune on an exotic machine to have fun behind the wheel.

However, this Mercedes-AMG A45 is not completely stock, as evidenced by the custom rear diffuser, sports exhaust, and the name of the tuner responsible with the modifications that’s visible on the tailgate: Brabus. It also gets a slight bump in power, delivering 400PS (394hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque, which makes the run even more interesting.

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One Of Ten Ultimate Sunseeker Is A Brabus Fortwo With Maritime Flair 18
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in brabus, new cars, smart, smart fortwo on 12 18th, 2017


Brabus, together with Sunseeker Germany, built a limited edition “One of Ten” Ultimate 125, fitting it with a heavily customized interior.

While this car does feature a few stickers on the outside, letting you know it’s not your run of the mill Brabus Fortwo, it’s the interior that really sticks out thanks to the luxurious maritime theme.

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that luxury yachts and tiny city cars don’t have a whole lot in common, and yet, the cabin of this limited edition Fortwo looks pretty special, even compared to the stock Ultimate 125’s interior.

It’s got dual-tone leather, carbon fiber bits used throughout the dashboard, and a pair of very special floor mats that may or may not inspire you to go sailing.

As for what it can do in a straight line, we’re talking 125 PS (123 HP) and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 9.2 seconds. It will also do 175 km/h (109 mph), which may not sound like a lot, until you consider the shape and size of the car.

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Watch The 900 HP Brabus Rocket Launch And Nudge 350 Km/h! 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in brabus, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 11 19th, 2017


Once upon a time, it was unheard of for a production car to do over 200 mph. Fortunately, we live in rapidly changing times and the 200-mph barrier is almost considered a benchmark which supercars and high-end sports cars must reach.

However, what is arguably more impressive than a two-door coupe reaching such speeds is a heavy luxury sedan doing the same, just like the latest Brabus Rocket 900.

As the name of the car implies, there is 900 HP on tap from the extensively modified twin-turbo 6.3-liter V12 engine and during a recent high-speed run, the super sedan reached an incredible 347 km/h (215 mph) and looked like it had even more speed in its back pocket.

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Brabus Teams Up With A Sneaker Icon To Pay Tribute To The G-Class 15
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in brabus, Dubai Motor Show, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, tuning on 11 15th, 2017


As the long-serving Mercedes G-Wagen approaches the end of its line, we’ve been witnessing a seemingly endless stream of send-off specials, with the latest being the Buscemi Edition from Brabus.

No, not the actor Steve Buscemi (of Fargo and Big Lebowski fame); this one was done in partnership with Jon Buscemi, a veritable icon in the sneaker scene.

Brabus and Buscemi decked out this G63 with a widebody conversion, decked out all in black with gold trim inside and out. The interior’s likewise upholstered in black, stitched and piped in red. But Brabus being Brabus, there’s more to this custom job than some fancy trim.

The Benz tuner has fitted this special G with its full 850 powertrain conversion, with the twin-turbo V8 bored out to 6.0 liters and tuned to deliver 838 horsepower and 1,069 lb-ft of torque through all four of those 23-inch wheels. Even with 5,622 pounds to push, Brabus says the 850 Buscemi will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in four seconds flat and top out at an electronically limited 162 mph (260 km/h).

Brabus unveiled the Buscemi G at the Dubai Motor Show this week, and will make you one, too – as long as you have the 410,000 euros (plus tax) to spare. Mind you, you also get with two pairs of exclusive Buscemi sneakers and a special three-piece luggage set, too.

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Maybach S650 Not Enough? Check Out The New Brabus 900 12
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in brabus, Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, tuning on 11 12th, 2017


Mercedes recently upgraded its top-of-the-line Maybach S-Class sedan with the twin-turbo V12 from the AMG S65, giving the big limousine all the power and torque that you could ask for. Still, there are some who may want even more. And for those individuals, there’s Brabus.

The Benz tuner extraordinaire has released a new series of modifications for the updated S-Class, chief among them the Maybach S650 – which Brabus has cranked up to 888 horsepower.

To get there, Brabus bored out the engine from 6.0 liters to 6.3 and fitted new turbochargers, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, and exhaust system. To go with the engine enhancements, it’s also offering a full array of visual and aerodynamic upgrades, as well as an interior customized to the buyer’s taste.

The headline figure here, though, is a 0-62 time of just 3.7 seconds (limited largely by the traction of the rear driven wheels) and a top speed in excess of 217 miles per hour. Not bad for a sedan weighing the better part of three tons.

Brabus will apply the same upgrades to the “standard” S600 and the AMG S65 which share the same engine architecture. But if that all seems like too much to handle, it’s also released performance upgrades for the (relatively) smaller engines on offer. It’ll tune the S560 up to 650 hp and the AMG S63 to 691 hp. With four-wheel traction (and a lighter engine), we wouldn’t be surprised to see the latter version achieve even more impressive performance.

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Brabus Shows Off More Of 4×4² Adventure, In Case Anyone Missed It 12
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in brabus, Galleries, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, tuning on 11 12th, 2017


Over the years, Mercedes-Benz have managed to transform the G-Class from a no-nonsense all-terrain vehicle, to something that’s more of a cultural icon/fashion statement.

In their efforts, they went from AMG-powered models, all the way to something like the G63 AMG 6×6, a six-wheeled beast that might as well live on Mars than somewhere with an infrastructure.

Their latest creation however was slightly more sensible than the 6×6, yet still bonkers in its own right. We’re talking of course about the G500 4×4², powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, good for 422 PS and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft).

Earlier this year in Geneva, Brabus also launched the G550 Adventure, an even more rugged version of the regular G500 4×4², with more power and even more off-roading ability.

The G550 Adventure puts down 550 PS (542 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), enough to take this three tonne SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.7 seconds.

It’s also got underbody protection, a winch, hood scoop, extra lighting units and an electronically adjustable suspension – pretty much everything you’d need if you were a Jurassic World employee.

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Brabus Shows Off Mods For AMG Line-Equipped GLC Coupe 18
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, brabus, mercedes, Mercedes GLC Coupe, tuning on 10 18th, 2017


Since not all Brabus-tuned models can be "Rockets", it's good to know that the German tuner is looking to hook up just about every Mercedes-Benz customer that's interested in their work.
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Renntech Bring Mercedes G550 4×4² To Its Fuller Potential, Or So They Say 3
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in brabus, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Renntech, tuning on 10 3rd, 2017


Apparently squeezing an additional 102hp and 128lb-ft (174Nm) of torque from the 4.0-liter V8 engine that powers the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² makes it an "ultimate off-road machine" for Renntech.
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Life Must Suck When You Can’t Park Your Brabus 6×6 In Monaco 20
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in brabus, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Videos, Offbeat News, video on 09 20th, 2017


Bigger is better. Well, as it turns out, that isn’t always true, particularly when it comes to cars.
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Brabus And Startech Combine For Monstrous Amounts Of HP At IAA 14
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley Bentayga, brabus, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Maserati Levante, mercedes, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Smart ForFour, Startech, tuning on 09 14th, 2017


Brabus, along with their subsidiary Startech, have brought a great deal of luxury models to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, from 900 PS beasts to sportier-looking Land Rovers.
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Brabus And Startech Combine For Monstrous Amounts Of HP At IAA 14
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley Bentayga, brabus, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Maserati Levante, mercedes, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Smart ForFour, Startech, tuning on 09 14th, 2017


Brabus, along with their subsidiary Startech, have brought a great deal of luxury models to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, from 900 PS beasts to sportier-looking Land Rovers.
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Brabus Convoy Of Restored Classics Might Be Frankfurt’s Most Expensive Lineup 13
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in brabus, Classics, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, mercedes, tuning on 09 13th, 2017


Just so there aren't any misunderstandings, a Brabus classic model is by no means a Mercedes-Benz car that was modded all the way back when it first came out.
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Brabus Convoy Of Restored Classics Might Be Frankfurt’s Most Expensive Lineup 13
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in brabus, Classics, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, mercedes, tuning on 09 13th, 2017


Just so there aren't any misunderstandings, a Brabus classic model is by no means a Mercedes-Benz car that was modded all the way back when it first came out.
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