Who said Brabus couldn’t turn a seven-seater SUV into a supercar?
Brabus counts among the most successful and prolific tuners when it comes to customizing Mercedes-Benz cars. After revealing the “Brabus 800” take on the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, the company has now complemented the range with two other conversions based on the AMG GLE 63s and the AMG GLS 63. For now, let us focus on the latter.
The three-row SUV has all the signature Brabus traits, including a rather aggressive carbon body kit consisting of a front spoiler, a rear diffuser, exhaust finishers, front bumper air intakes, and grille intakes. A stylized letter B replaces the tri-pointed star badge, and the grille boasts red stripes for contrast.
Complementing the new image are a 25mm (1”) suspension lowering, 24-inch forged wheels, an active-valve performance exhaust system, and an opulent cabin makeover.
Last but by no means least, a PowerXtra B40S-800 kit targets the stock four-liter twin-turbo V8 to raise its output to 800 PS (789 hp / 588 kW) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) at the crank. Bolstered like this, the bulky off-roader runs the standard sprint in mere 3.8 seconds.
Editor Andrew Raspopov