GERMAN-BASED tuning crew, Brabus, has turned the wick up on the G-Wagen by launching the Adventure Package, and it’s available for all variants of the current Mercedes-Benz G-Class range.
Revealed earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Adventure Package shows a clear focus by Brabus to transform the G into a more potent wagon when tarmac turns to mud and rocks.
To this end, a raft of equipment has been added including neat Brabus Widestar widebody fender flares that widen the vehicle by 100mm. The flares protect 20-inch Monoblock R wheels wrapped in 285/55R20 rubber, and a fifth wheel located on a pivoted spare-wheel carrier is guarded by a carbon-fibre cover.
Height-adjustable Brabus Adventure sport springs complement the vehicle’s electronically controlled suspension and result in a ride-height increase of 40mm. The front-end is protected by a brush-guard, and the underbody by a skid plate.
There’s a full-length roof rack up top and access to gear is aided by the inclusion of a ladder at the rear. The rack also features axe and shovel brackets.
A Brabus performance upgrade – a plug-and-play ECO PowerXtra D35 module – is available for G350d models and lifts peak output of the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine from 210kW and 630Nm to 243kW and 690Nm. As a result, straight-line speed has quickened, with the 2.5-tonne Brabus wagon reaching 100 clicks in 7.2 seconds.
Not only did Brabus boffins make the vehicle more of a competent tourer, they also made a few key aesthetic changes to match the added brawn: a Widestar fascia with large air intakes, a carbon-fibre Brabus hood attachment, two chrome tailpipes, LED lighting and plenty of Brabus logos. The 350d turbo-diesel model also gets an all-stainless Brabus sport exhaust system.
For more information head to www.brabus.com