Frankfurt Motor Show: AMG E63-based Brabus 700 revealed

This is not an ordinary AMG E63 S. In fact it’s not really a Mercedes anymore, it’s a Brabus 700.

Brabus, the mad tuner that recently revealed its Brabus Rocket 900 (now the world’s most powerful four-seater convertible), has announced a tuned-up version of AMG’s super sedan belter.

The Brabus 900 takes the E63 S’s formidable 450kW/850Nm, and gives it an extra 65kW and 100Nm of torque to bring a 515kW/950Nm version of AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to life.

Mercedes-AMG-E63-based-Brabus-700-engine.jpgThose peaks in power and torque are available later in the Brabus’ rev-range than in the E63 S – peak power moves from 5750rpm to 6100rpm, torque from 2500 to 3500rpm – but the Brabus still shaves a chunk off the 0-100km/h time of the standard car, with a run of 3.2s claimed.

MOTOR clocked the E63 S at 3.75s.

Perhaps the best part about this reveal is that Brabus has said it will also build a 700 Wagon that’ll make the run to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds, just a tenth slower than the sedan.

Mercedes-AMG-E63-based-Brabus-700-rear.jpgBoth sedan and Wagon are limited to a top speed of 300 km/h, however Brabus is working on a ‘Vmax Unit’ which will increase top speed by a yet to be announced margin.

As well as upping the Merc’s grunt capability, Brabus had to implement new aero parts to ensure a stable ride. These include a new front spoiler lip, a rear spoiler, and a diffuser insert for the rear bumper.

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Tailor-made Brabus wheels of diamteters up to 21-inches can be had for the 700, the most prestigious of which are the Brabus Monoblock “Platinum Edition” forged wheels.

Mercedes-AMG-E63-based-Brabus-700-interior.jpgInside, the AMG interior is tricked out with a custom design for the Brabus 700, which features a “virtually endless” range of colour options and special request design capability.

Brabus says the 700 can be ordered as an already-built car, or it can convert a current Mercedes E 63 to Brabus 700 spec in stages or completely.

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