Brabus Mercedes-Benz 700 GR Widestar
Exclusive full-size SUV with 515 kW / 700 horsepower and 300-km/h top speed
Muscular fender flares front and back, high-tech forged wheels with a diameter of 23 inches, a distinctive front with large air intakes and a V8 Biturbo producing 515 kW / 700 horsepower (690 bhp): BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone +49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax +49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, internet www.brabus.com) presents the BRABUS 700 GR WIDESTAR, an exclusive, full-size SUV with spectacular looks capable of reaching a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Visually the all-wheel-drive car impresses with its thrilling widebody version. The BRABUS WIDESTAR body conversion is dominated by the striking fenders flares front and back, which add eight centimeters (3.1 inches) to the width of the large SUV.
The large air intakes of the BRABUS WIDESTAR front element give it an even more bullish appearance, and optimize the supply of fresh air for radiators and front brakes. Its sophisticated shape reduces negative lift on the front axle at high speeds, thus optimizing handling stability.
The roof spoiler and the rear element ‘made by BRABUS’ lend the widebody version an even more distinctive rear appearance. The striking BRABUS appearance includes a diffuser integrated into the bumper and precise-fit cutouts for the distinctive designer tailpipes of the stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust system.
All BRABUS body components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade PUR plastics. This ensures an optimal fit and makes them easy to paint.
The BRABUS WIDESTAR widebody version also creates space for extreme-sized wheels. Underneath the large wheel arches is just enough space for forged 23-inch high-tech wheels. The 11Jx23 BRABUS “Platinum Edition” wheels come in three popular designs, Monoblock E evo, F and R. Thanks to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology the “Platinum Edition” wheels are especially light yet offer outstanding strength and resilience. Compared with a conventional cast wheel of the same size they offer weight savings of up to 15 percent. All BRABUS forged wheels can be identified at first glance by the stainless-steel “Platinum Edition” badge.
The matching high-performance street tires in size 305/30 R 23 are supplied by BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
Alternatively the SUV can be equipped with forged 21-inch Monoblock VI or F wheels, 22-inch cast wheels of the Monoblock VI, E, Q and R design families, or with BRABUS Monoblock G “PLATINUM EDITION” forged wheels of the same diameter. Also available for the GL-Class are tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock wheels in various styles with diameters of 18, 19 or 20 inches.
The BRABUS control module for the AIRMATIC air suspension is calibrated specifically to the sporty tire/wheel combination. It lowers the ride height of the vehicle by about 30 millimeters (1.2 inches).
To further optimize active safety, the SUV can be equipped with a BRABUS high-performance braking system. It consist of six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented and cross-drilled discs measuring 405 x 34 millimeters (15.9 x 1.3 in.) at the front and 380 x 34 mm (14.9 x 1.3 in.) brake discs with four-piston fixed calipers on the rear axle.
With the B63S - 700 performance kit BRABUS fully utilizes the potential of the 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine. At the heart of the engine conversion are the newly designed peripherals of the turbocharged eight-cylinder four-valve engine. While the intake and charge-air pipes with BRABUS Gold Heat Reflection sheathing immediately catch the eye, the other important details of the conversion remain hidden from outside view. They include the two special BRABUS turbochargers with larger compressor unit that generate a higher boost than the production turbos.
The standard emissions control system is replaced by a free-flow system with metal catalysts and 75-mm (2.9 in.) downpipes. A BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust with controlled butterfly valve is also available. It allows drivers to select the subtle “Coming Home” mode or the “Sport” mode with a markedly throaty exhaust note at the push of a button on the steering wheel.
The BRABUS electronics specialists and engineers used state-of-the-art test benches and test operations on and off road to perfectly coordinate the high-performance components with new mapping for injection and ignition. The result is a perfect symbiosis of environmentally compatible emissions complying with current EURO V emissions standards, durability beyond reproach and outstanding power yield. The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain are supplied by technology partner MOTUL.
The BRABUS B63S - 700 engine produces 515 kW / 700 horsepower (690 bhp) at 5,300 rpm. Just as impressive is the increase in peak torque to 960 Nm (708 lb-ft), on tap from a low 2,000 rpm. Peak torque is limited electronically to protect the drivetrain.
The combination of ultra-powerful BRABUS B63S - 700 engine and SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission achieves performance levels that previously seemed more likely for a sports car than for an SUV. From rest the all-wheel-drive car storms to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds. The BRABUS Vmax unit, which is part of the engine conversion, limits the top speed electronically to 300 km/h (186 mph) to protect the tires.
Exclusive options for the interior of the Mercedes GL-Class are another BRABUS specialty: They include stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo and exquisite BRABUS fine leather interiors made of masterfully finished combinations of the finest Mastik leather and Alcantara. At the Auto China 2014 show the BRABUS 700 GR WIDESTAR sports a mocha interior with ivory-colored edging and cream and dark-brown topstitching. The square quilted pattern echoes the design idiom of the quilted leather floor, which the BRABUS upholsterers stitched with pinpoint precision.
The six-piece set of fine wood in the cockpit is color-coordinated with the leather and as the result of the meticulous joining of hundreds of individual wood elements sports the hallmark BRABUS yachting design.
The sporty highlights are rounded out with aluminum components such as the pedals, door-lock pins and longer BRABUS shift paddles.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS 700 GR WIDESTAR: city 15.8 l/100 km, highway 10.3 l/100 km, combined: 12.3 l/100 km. CO2 emissions, combined: 288 g/km, efficiency class E.
Source: Brabus press