Brabus is introducing yet another IAA-bound product, this time based on the brand new Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4².
It will be a very busy Frankfurt Motor Show for Brabus as aside from bringing their upgraded GT S, G63 AMG and C63 S, they will also have on display the G500 4x4². This is most likely the first aftermarket upgrade programmed tailored to the hardcore four-wheeled G-Class and in typical Brabus fashion they managed to extract more power, 78 PS (58 kW) and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) to be exact. This means the off-roader now packs 500 PS (368 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 710 Nm (523 lb-ft) of torque available between 2,250 rpm and 4,250 rpm sent to both axles through a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The G500 4x4² wasn't developed to be a very fast machine, but nevertheless this Brabus-tuned version needs only 6.9 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task and it tops out at 130 mph (210 km/h) which has been electronically limited to preserve the integrity of the all-terrain tires.
Other goodies part of the package include the tuner's own stainless steel sports exhaust system featuring butterfly valves controllable courtesy of a button mounted on the steering wheel. There's also an exterior makeover with add-on bits and pieces made mostly from carbon fiber, as well as under floor lighting and large black alloy wheels with a dual five-spoke design.
Stepping inside the cabin, it has been wrapped around in Mastik black leather with arrow-shaped quilting while the red seams provide a nice contrast. Alcantara was used for the headliner and other areas of the interior which unsurprisingly boasts some carbon fiber accents. Rounding off the list of tweaks are the power-retractable side steps and the stainless steel scuff plates with illuminated Brabus logo.