lb-ft (electronically limited)
hp @ 5100 rpm
109.5 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo WIDESTAR: The World’s
Most Powerful Off-Roader
The world’s most powerful off-roader now comes in a striking wide
version: At the Geneva Motor Show 2010 the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo
WIDESTAR celebrates its world debut. This exclusive special model is
powered by a twin-turbo twelve-cylinder engine with 700 hp (690 bhp)
/ 515 kW.
BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 /
777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com)
builds the five-door by hand based on the latest Mercedes G-Class.
Like all special models from BRABUS, accepted by the German Federal
Vehicle Registration Agency (Kraftfahrtbundesamt) as an automobile
manufacturer, the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo WIDESTAR is available with
an extensive list of luxury appointments. The ultra-powerful 4x4
starts at 394,900 Euros MSRP.
As the model designation indicates, the engine bay of the G-Class
vehicle houses the BRABUS SV12 S engine originally developed for the
BRABUS ROCKET with a top speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph). The
high-performance engine is based on the V12 Biturbo engine from the
latest Mercedes S 600 model. In the state-of-the-art BRABUS engine
shop displacement of the three-valve engine is increased from 5.5 to
6.3 liters (336 to 384 cu. in.) with the help of a special
crankshaft with longer stroke, larger cylinder bore and larger
pistons. In addition, the cylinder heads are re-machined and fitted
with special camshafts.
The engine peripherals were upgraded with larger turbochargers, an
optimized intercooling system and a stainless-steel high-performance
exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts. The exhaust was
custom-developed for the G-Class and features dual chrome-plated
tailpipes that exit in front of the rear wheels on either side. New
precision mapping for the engine electronics coordinate the perfect
interaction of all new components. The result is an exemplary
smooth-running engine with maximum power yield that meets the strict
limits set by the EURO IV emission norm.
In the G-Class the BRABUS S V12 S displacement engine produces 700
hp (690 bhp) / 515 kW at 5,100 rpm. The turbocharged twelve-cylinder
engine delivers its peak torque of 1,320 Nm (973 lb-ft) at 2,100
rpm. In the car peak torque is electronically limited to 1,100 Nm
The BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo offers acceleration performance almost
unimaginable for a true off-roader: Combined with a special
five-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive the
exclusive SUV catapults itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in
just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 240 km/h
(150 mph). Without the self-imposed limit the high-tech G-Class
model could reach 260 km/h (163 mph).
With the new BRABUS WIDESTAR version the designers have managed to
lend the classic G-Class body an even more striking and dynamic
profile. Powerfully shaped fender flares add 12 centimeters (4.7
inches) to the width of the body and optimize venting of front and
rear wheel houses thanks to integrated air vents. Strikingly styled
BRABUS door moldings give the 4x4 a highly distinctive appearance
even when viewed from the side. Sturdy stainless-steel running
boards facilitate entering and exiting the vehicle during the day
and at night. LED lights integrated into the front and rear WIDESTAR
fenders illuminate the running boards upon activation via the door
handles or the keyless remote.
The wider fenders create space for extremely large wheels and tires.
BRABUS offers WIDESTAR owners a wide selection of custom-tailored
tire/wheel combinations with diameters ranging from 20 to 23 inches.
The WIDESTAR version is available for all five-door G-Class models.
The most exclusive option for the WIDESTAR features three-piece
11Jx23 Monoblock E PLATINUM EDITION alloy wheels on front and rear
axle. The corresponding high-performance tires in size 305/35 R 23
are supplied by Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
The BRABUS WIDESTAR version offers a wider track and an even more
impressive appearance. The front apron continues the shape of the
flares on both sides and its large air ducts provide the front
brakes with an ample supply of cooling air. At the same time the
apron’s sophisticated shape reduces lift on the front axle. Six
stylishly integrated auxiliary headlights optimize active safety in
low-light conditions. BRABUS LED daytime running lights below the
main headlights call attention to the ‘Power G’ during the day.
The rear apron continues the design language of the front apron with
its fading flares and stylized underride guard. In addition to the
centrally mounted reflector the WIDESTAR rear bumper also houses a
rear fog lamp and backup light on either side. The designer suit is
rounded out with the BRABUS roof spoiler with integrated LED brake
For optimal handling BRABUS equips the special model G V12 S Biturbo
with a comfortable custom suspension. To keep the enormous
performance safely in check at all times the standard equipment also
includes the BRABUS high-performance brake system with 12-piston
aluminum fixed calipers and 380-mm (15.0 in.) vented discs on the
The custom interior of the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo WIDESTAR is highly
exclusive as well: It includes an ergonomically shaped sport
steering wheel, a speedometer with 280-km/h scale (175-mph),
stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo and a
handcrafted BRABUS fully leather interior made from especially soft
and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather.
Upon customer request BRABUS can transform the 4x4 into a fully
functional and off-road capable office on wheels by installing a
computer system including a wireless LAN network and UMTS internet
connection. This concept can be upgraded to a high-tech multimedia
system with a DVD changer, DVBT TV tuner and a game console.
Three screens display the images from the various sources: An
electrically deployed 15.2-inch TFT display is integrated into the
headliner. In addition, BRABUS has developed special consoles for
the back of the front seats. They each feature a seven-inch LCD
screen with integrated DVD player and an electrically deployed
table. The sound is carried by infrared headphones.