2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Brabus Treatment: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show | Edmunds

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Brabus Treatment

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Brabus has built a high-performance and tech-heavy tuning package for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in time for the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • The S-Class' output is increased to 838 horsepower.
  • The German tuner also showed off a modified 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Brabus has unveiled its luxurious and tech-loaded 850 6.0 Biturbo iBusiness model that is based on the redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. It calls the car the "fastest and most powerful luxury sedan in the world."

The modified sedan is specifically based on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG model. Brabus decided to bore and stroke the engine, upping displacement to 5.9-liters, creating an impressive 838 horsepower. A tweaked AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed gearbox sends power to the wheels and helps the large sedan accelerate to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, topping out at 217 mph.

A body kit was installed including front and rear bumpers, side skirts and front fender vents. An air suspension lowers the sedan by about 0.5 inch and works with 21-inch forged wheels to enhance the stance.

In addition to the insane output increase, Brabus outfits the interior with a variety of high-tech electronics and bespoke two-tone upholstery. A docking station secures an iPad Mini tablet in the back and allows access to console control functions. A Mac Mini sits in a drawer in the trunk and can be controlled through a 15.2-inch color display. Passengers have access to Wi-Fi and USB ports to make connecting any type of device a breeze.

The German tuner also showed off a new B63S-700 6x6 at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The utility vehicle boasts 690 hp and is based on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. A chrome and carbon-fiber exterior contrasts an interior covered in red. Other features include a front spoiler, LED lighting, high-performance catalysts and bigger turbos.

The 4-ton zombie-fighting machine manages to get to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and is limited to a 100 mph top speed due to its huge 37-inch off-road tires.

Pricing has not been detailed on either package, although back in July Edmunds reported that the most powerful Brabus S-Class tune will top $300,000.

Edmunds says: Brabus has a strong showing at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show with these two over-the-top tunes.

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