Automotive

Brabus turns the Mercedes S63 into sinister, 850-hp speed machine

Brabus turns the Mercedes S63 ...
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
View 31 Images
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
1/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
2/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
3/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
Brabus finishes more than 200 interior parts in Shadow Gold
4/31
Brabus finishes more than 200 interior parts in Shadow Gold
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
5/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
The Biturbo Coupe interior includes carbon fiber trim, black leather and an Alcantara headliner
6/31
The Biturbo Coupe interior includes carbon fiber trim, black leather and an Alcantara headliner
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
7/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
The customer can select from various ambient lighting color options
8/31
The customer can select from various ambient lighting color options
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
9/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
The interior is designed to offer a performance feel matched to the exterior
10/31
The interior is designed to offer a performance feel matched to the exterior
Like other aero components, the subtle rear spoiler is made from carbon fiber
11/31
Like other aero components, the subtle rear spoiler is made from carbon fiber
The Brabus aero kit includes a carbon fiber rear diffuser with cutouts for the sport exhaust
12/31
The Brabus aero kit includes a carbon fiber rear diffuser with cutouts for the sport exhaust
Brabus' new coupe includes a carbon front spoiler
13/31
Brabus' new coupe includes a carbon front spoiler
Under the hood of the 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
14/31
Under the hood of the 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
Brabus' engine work results in an 838-bhp output figure
15/31
Brabus' engine work results in an 838-bhp output figure
Brabus adds a carbon spoiler and diffuser
16/31
Brabus adds a carbon spoiler and diffuser
Brabus offers a variety of 18- to 22-in wheel options
17/31
Brabus offers a variety of 18- to 22-in wheel options
Blacked out and ready to burn
18/31
Blacked out and ready to burn
Brabus offers a number of wheel options
19/31
Brabus offers a number of wheel options
Brabus offers a number of wheel options
20/31
Brabus offers a number of wheel options
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
21/31
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
22/31
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
23/31
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
24/31
The all-new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
The carbon rear diffuser is cut around the Brabus sports exhaust system
25/31
The carbon rear diffuser is cut around the Brabus sports exhaust system
The Biturbo Coupe rides on Brabus Monoblock forged wheels
26/31
The Biturbo Coupe rides on Brabus Monoblock forged wheels
The 850 features a speedometer that goes up to 400 km/h
27/31
The 850 features a speedometer that goes up to 400 km/h
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
28/31
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
Brabus has reworked the V8 engine and added its own turbos
29/31
Brabus has reworked the V8 engine and added its own turbos
0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 9.4 seconds
30/31
0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 9.4 seconds
Brabus electronically limits the top speed at 217 mph
31/31
Brabus electronically limits the top speed at 217 mph

With a 577-hp biturbo V8 powering a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) time of just 3.9 seconds, the Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe isn't exactly a slouch. Or at least it didn't seem that way before German tuner Brabus turned it into an out-and-out power-n-speed machine. The S63-based Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe bolts to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and doesn't stop accelerating until the needle hits 217 mph (350 km/h).

The existence of the Bugatti Veyron, twilight years or not, makes Brabus' claim of the "world's fastest and most powerful all-wheel-drive coupe" a blatant and rather silly misstatement. It's particularly silly because the car is cool enough on its own; it doesn't need untrue hyperbole.

It may not be the king of AWD coupes, but Brabus puts its tuned S63 into the royal family by boosting displacement from 5.5 liters to 5.9 liters, which it rounds up to "6.0" by way of a specially designed crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and enlarged forged pistons. From there, Brabus replaces Mercedes' turbos with a pair of its own, adds its own intake module and Gold Heat Reflection sheathing, remaps the injection and ignition, and routes exhaust through a stainless steel sport system with actively controlled butterfly valve. All that wrenching boosts output by more than 260 hp, giving the tuner car the 850 hp (838 bhp/625 kW) designation it wears in its name. The tuned sports car has the capability of twisting out a heady 1,069 lb-ft (1,450 Nm) of torque between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm, but Brabus puts the cap at 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm) to protect the lifespan of the powertrain.

All that output gets channeled to all four wheels through a combination of a seven-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission and stock 4Matic all-wheel drive. Those that prefer the purity of rear-wheel drive sports car can select that option upon order.

Blacked out and ready to burn
Blacked out and ready to burn

An aerodynamics kit helps the 850 make full use of its super-potent powertrain. The kit includes a carbon fiber front spoiler, carbon-trimmed front bumper intakes, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a subtle carbon trunk lid spoiler.

After hitting 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, the super-2+2 goes on to hit 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.4 seconds. The 217-mph electronic limit is there to prevent damage to the high-performance tires that wrap the 21-in Brabus Monoblock "Platinum Edition" forged wheels. Brabus offers Continental, Yokohama and Pirelli tire options in sizes 255/35 ZR 21 up front and 295/30 ZR 21 out back. It also offers a variety of other 18- to 22-in wheel/tire combinations.

The interior matches the blacked-out body with black Mastik leather and copper-colored stitching and piping. Brabus has replaced the traditional silver finish on a total of 219 components, opting for a Shadow Gold finish that ties into the forged wheels. The interior also gets a deep-black Alcantara headliner, carbon fiber trim in place of wood inlays, aluminum components and a Brabus speedometer that's marked up to 400 km/h (250 mph). A set of backlit "Brabus 850" scuff plates ensure that you never forget what car you're in, and the backlighting, along with the ambient interior lighting, can be ordered in the buyer's choice of color.

Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe
Inside the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe

Brabus will prepare the 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe as a complete vehicle or convert the customer's own S63 Coupe. It doesn't mention how much those options cost, but given the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe's $162K base price, it really doesn't matter for most of the world's population.

The new Brabus will make its world debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show. Gizmag will be there to get plenty of photos and more info.

Source: Brabus

4 comments
BeWalt
Sorry Mercedes, nice but...there's not a model in your lineup that tickles my fancy right now. Spend that much and get beat by an electric car that costs less? I don't think so. I'd pick a Model S dual drive. Or an i8...
Marco Rosini
ha-ha: BeWalt, it was my first thought too!! I'm 100% with you. Last, expensive, noisy dinosaurs. :D
owlbeyou
Nice machine. A little over the top. The big "B" logo has to go. It's gaudy and tasteless. The wheel choices are all too much as well. Art that is overdone quickly becomes tiresome.
Kevin Contreras
when i started to look for my newer car i wanted i started with this brabus s63 my girl friend said i was out of my mind...there was no way we were ever going to spend 63 thousand on a used car sight unseen and have it shipped from Washington DC... then it was my dream car 07 08 clk 63 amg black 50 thousand she said that was stupid not going to happen....so then i got pissie well a e63 amg would fill the order a little over 20 grand,,,, i only had 7 grand if i was going to have what i wanted i would need her to put out most of the cash..i was not letting up i was going to sell the Porsche my bike ....ect ...so last on my list was a AMG E55...So now that i have it.. i can say i am glad she told me NO on what i wanted.. Now i see my car as just a car and people are thinking i have lots of money and i don't have any the e55 ate my 7g and 8 of hers...So now when i go to work i have to ask her for gas.. the sbc pump went out ..that cost her 22 hundred more.. new tires reg with tags i had to have a amp with base speakers box ect..my headlights needing fixing thats was 395 dollars...insurance doubled with two cars having full coverage now she is getting pissted i am feeling stupid and this was the cheap car.. it is the nicest car i have ever had but i didn't really need it.. And with 550 horse no one can beat it . i can say if i get hungry i cant eat it ..I LIKED THE AMG BETTER WHEN I COULD JUST DREAM IT ........So now i am back to dreaming of this one again ...if i had it i would be dreaming over another one.. if i had that one.. it would not be what i want, until it came with a one million dollar price tag and a full time driver to take the speeding tickets for me... now that i am coming to my senses.. a older Honda civic is looking real good... And as far as a c63 s63 or a AMG Black seres at least i can still get exited about rennteck brabus of what ever it is to have dreams of...nothing is more important than the people in our lives that love us not money cars or ? could make us happier than our family or friends..things are just things Now to hold a new baby in my arms or to be loved by someone is unreachable with even the most expensive or nicest possession any one has ever had in the world... love every one as much as you can because everything one day will be lost to us.. even the sun will burn out some day ..