The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – This is the new Brabus 900

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Why would you buy the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, for instance, when you’ve got the Brabus 900? The Mercedes-AMG E 63 has just received 900 horsepower. The tuning house calls it “Wolf in sheep’s clothing.” And we can definitely understand why.

It is all coming out of the former 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that now features 4.5 liters, due to boring out the eight-cylinder block to 84 millimeters (3.3 inches). The Brabus engineers came up with larger pistons and eight bespoke piston rods that extended the stroke length to 100 millimeters (3.3 inches). They also put in new turbochargers and a new stainless steel exhaust system. So how fast did they actually make it?

The Brabus 900 – as fast as a supercar

That is how Brabus took the output all the way to 900 PS (888 horsepower) and 1,250 Newton-meters (922 pound-feet) of torque. The tuning house actually decided to electronically limit the torque at 1,050 (774 lb-ft). It is just a protective measure for the driveline. And just in case you forgot, the stock Mercedes-AMG E 63 goes for 612 PS and 850 Nm of torque. Compared to what the Brabus 900 offers right now, that’s nothing to write home about, isn’t it?

And now let’s get to what matters for those who would be in a hurry. The business sedan flashes its way to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds. That’s quite a fast manner of getting to a business meeting in time. It takes 9.7 seconds to go to 200 km/h (124 mph) and 23.9 to 300 km/h (186 mph).

There are Monoblock Z Platinum Edition forged wheels of 265/30 ZR21 on the front axle and 305/25 ZZR22 at the rear, with Continental tires.

Brabus put the E 63 closer to the tarmac by approximately 20 millimeters. As if not enough, to give it a more aggressive stance, Brabus made the car all-black and fitted plenty of carbon fiber on it. As for the interior, the Germans leave it to customers and promise many options of customization.