The previous generation Mercedes G-Class stuck around for 40 years and Brabus is having a hard time letting go.
It’s already turned it attentions to the new G63, but to farewell the old model it’s unveiled one of its wildest creations yet, the Brabus 700 4x4² Final Edition.
Limited to just 10 examples, the Final Edition is a mix of the imposing Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² and the Mercedes-AMG G63. As you’d expect, there is plenty of power, with the fitment of the Brabus B63S 700 upgrade, which includes new turbos and downpipes, lifting power from the G63’s 400kW/760Nm to a whopping 515kW/960Nm.
This was followed by converting the vehicle to portal axles, which allow for the towering ride height thanks to Brabus’s electronically height adjustable suspension. These high-strength aluminium dampers can be adjusted via a touchscreen in the cockpit and have an expansion reservoir on each strut to provide 15 per cent more oil volume.
The Brabus 700 now has a mammoth 60 centimetres of ground clearance and is fitted with 22 x 9.5-inch wheels wrapped in 325/55 R22 Pirelli Scorpion off-road tyres. These tyres require the 700 to be limited to 210km/h, but it can sprint to 100km/h in just 5.0sec.
Skid plates protect the engine, driveline and fuel tank during off-road use while carbon fibre flares and roof spoiler give the 700 plenty of street cred. Inside, the default interior is two-tone black/light brown, but Brabus is happy to discuss individual owners’ wishes.
Of course, such presence and exclusivity doesn’t come cheap, the Brabus 700 4x4² Final Edition starting at €209,000 (AUD$329,000). But it’s going to make a Bentayga or Urus look pretty plain, isn’t it?