Posted on: Feb 02, 2013 | 9,505 reads

Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar

German tuner ups the G-Wagon’s output to 800 horsepower.
Renowned Mercedes tuning house Brabus used the 2013 Qatar Motor Show as a platform to unveil an updated version of its Widestar 800, which is now based on the 2013 G65 AMG having first appeared on a G55. The super G-Wagon has received a hefty power upgrade, with its 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 now producing 800 horsepower and 1,047 lb-ft of torque (limited to 811 lb-ft), up from the stock model's 612 hp and 737 lb-ft. That came about thanks to an ECU remap, the addition of four intercoolers under the Brabus carbon-fiber hood scoop, and a pair of air filter boxes in the front fenders.
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Brabus also fitted a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust with two twin-exhaust pipes, whose sound is controlled with a button on the steering wheel. Power is sent to a permanent AWD system via a seven-speed automatic, and as a result of these upgrades, the offroader can sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 168 mph with the limiter removed. The high-performance G-Class was also treated to a new widebody kit, which includes sculpted fender flares, a front spoiler with LED daytime running lights, a freshly designed front grille and widened wheel wells.
These make room for an obnoxious set of 23-inch nine double-spoke wheels, while Brabus is also offering an electrically-adjustable Ride Control suspension co-developed with Bilstein. The interior can be custom fitted in a wide choice of colored Brabus Mastik leather and fine Alcantara, and a variety of wood or carbon-fiber trims.
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar



by Adam Lynton
Brabus Unveils Widestar G65 in Qatar
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