In addition to the sledgehammer of a powerplant, the modified Merc has also been fitted with Brabus’ Widestar bodykit and a fully customized interior complete with ambient lighting.
Getting back to the engine, Brabus engineers have developed a new twin-turbocharger system for the AMG 6.2-liter V-8, which includes high-performance exhaust manifolds, an oversized intercooling system and a dual-flow intake manifold with high-flow air filters. Other modifications include forged pistons and a remapped ECU with an electronic boost controller.
The end result is the aforementioned 700 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, which in combination with the car’s seven-speed automatic transmission, will see acceleration from 0-62 mph pass in just 3.7 seconds and top speed come in at 213 mph.
Inside, there’s plenty of leather and Alcantara on most surfaces, as well as an ergonomically shaped sports steering wheel, a speedometer with a 250 mph dial and matte or shiny carbon fiber elements in any desired color. Matte anodized aluminum pedals and foot rest add further sporty highlights.
If all this seems like too much, Brabus also presented a tamer version of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS, which you can read about by clicking here. And, for our full 2011 Geneva Motor Show, click here.