lb-ft (electronically limited)
hp @ 5500 rpm
hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR
The World’s Most Powerful Off-Roader
It’s all in the name: The BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR, the world’s most
powerful off-roader, is powered by a twelve-cylinder bi-turbo
high-capacity engine with a rated power output of 800 hp (788 bhp) /
588 kW. It takes the crown from its predecessor made by the same
company, the BRABUS G V12 S with 700 hp (690 bhp) / 515 kW. Visually
the power off-roader sets itself apart with its WIDESTAR wide-body
equipment and 23-inch BRABUS “PLATINUM EDITION” forged wheels.
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 vehicle by hand based on the current Mercedes
G-Class. Like all special models from BRABUS, recognized by the
German Federal Vehicle Registration Agency as a car manufacturer,
the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR is available with an extensive luxury
As the name indicates, the BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo engine is
implanted into the engine bay of the G-Class. The elaborate
implantation of the twelve-cylinder engine is as much a masterwork
as is its design, which is based on the V12 bi-turbo engine from the
current Mercedes S 600 model.
The basis for the enormous increase in power is the displacement
increase. Displacement of the three-valve engine is increased from
5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cubic inches) in the state-of-the-art
BRABUS engine shop with the help of a special crankshaft with longer
stroke and larger pistons and corresponding cylinder bore.
Additionally the cylinder heads are optimized for mixture flow and
fitted with special camshafts.
The engine peripherals now include an entirely new intake system and
the BRABUS 800 bi-turbo system with two special manifolds with
integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers, and
four water-to-air intercoolers. This ensemble is joined by a
stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system custom-developed for
the BRABUS 800. It features free-flow metal catalysts and four
chrome tailpipes that exit in pairs in front of both rear wheels.
Precision mapping for engine electronics coordinate the perfect
interaction of all new components and ensures exemplary smoothness,
maximum power yield and low emissions.
With these modifications the engine in the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR
delivers a staggering rated power output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588
kW at 5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm
(1,047 lb-ft), already available from a low 2.100 rpm. In the
vehicle peak torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811
lb-ft). The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain come from
technology partner ARAL.
Driving performance speaks for itself: Combined with a reinforced
five-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive the
engine shoots the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph)
in just 4.0 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h
(149 mph). Without the limiter the high-performance off-roader would
be capable of reaching 270 km/h (168 mph).
In keeping with its unique performance the BRABUS supercar also
sports a delectable exterior: The BRABUS WIDESTAR wide-body version
lends the classic G-Class body an even more striking and dynamic
The powerfully shaped fender flares add 12 centimeters (4.7 in.) to
the body width. They feature integrated air outlets for optimized
venting of the wheel wells. Strikingly styled door moldings give the
sides of the G-Class high recognition value. Sturdy stainless-steel
running boards facilitate entering and exiting of the vehicle day
and night. LED lights integrated into the front and rear WIDESTAR
fenders illuminate the running boards whenever a door handle is
pulled or the keyless fob is operated.
The WIDESTAR fender flares create space for extremely large wheels
and tires. BRABUS offers the owner of the wide-body version, which
is also available for all regular five-door G-Class models, a wide
range of custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations with diameters
between 20 and 23 inches. The most exclusive option for the 800
WIDESTAR features size 11Jx23 wheels front and back. Customers can
choose from two newly developed forged wheels, the three-piece
Monoblock E evo “PLATINUM EDITION” design or the one-piece Monoblock
F “PLATINUM EDITION” wheel. The high-performance tires in size
305/35 R 23 come from Pirelli or YOKOHAMA.
The BRABUS WIDESTAR version offers not just a wider track but also
an even more impressive appearance. The front apron continues the
shape of the flares on both sides and provides the engine and front
brakes with cooling air through generously dimensioned air inlets.
At the same time its sophisticated contour also reduces lift on the
front axle. Six stylishly integrated auxiliary headlights optimize
active safety at night. During the day the BRABUS LED daytime
running lights below the main headlamps draw attention to the
The design style of the front apron with its tapered flares and
stylized underride guard is continued on the rear apron. The
WIDESTAR rear bumper features a centrally mounted reflector and a
fog lamp and backup light on either side. The designer suite is
rounded out by the BRABUS roof spoiler with integrated LED brake
For a perfect combination of sporty handling and excellent ride
comfort the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR comes equipped with the innovative
BRABUS Ride Control smooth-ride suspension. The BRABUS high-tech
suspension system was developed in cooperation with technology
partner BILSTEIN, and features two-way electrically adjustable shock
absorbers front and back.
At the push of an aluminum button with BRABUS logo on the center
console the driver can manually choose between two setups: In
comfort mode the off-roader offers exemplary ride comfort. At higher
speeds or for more spirited driving selecting the firmer damper
setting results in more dynamic handling and further increased
Additionally the BRABUS Ride Control suspension features automatic
damper adjustment. When the vehicle sensors detect that certain
parameters such as speed, lateral acceleration and steering angle
might lead to a critical situation the system automatically switches
to the firmer sport setting within milliseconds. The sportier damper
setup further increases the directional stability of the 4x4. The
CAN control unit also detects a return to a more moderate driving
style. It then automatically switches the shock absorbers back to
the comfort position.
Another active safety feature is the BRABUS high-performance brake
system. The front axle is fitted with six-piston aluminum fixed
calipers and vented discs with a diameter of 380 millimeters (15.0
inches). The rear stops on four-piston aluminum fixed calipers and
345-mm discs (13.6 inches).
The cockpit of the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR is exclusive and individual.
The equipment list includes an ergonomically shaped sport steering
wheel, a speedometer with 280-km/h (182-mph) dial and
stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo.
The BRABUS interior is custom-tailored to suit the individual
owner’s taste and the especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik
leather and Alcantara is available in a multitude of colors.
Customers can also choose from various upholstery designs and the
wood trim can be manufactured in any desired color. Upon request the
wood elements can even be finished in the especially exclusive