Just recently, we featured a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG that was decked with extra protection. INKAS, a Canadian security firm took the luxury SUV and beefed up its body with armor and bulletproof glass. All of these do not compromise its top-shelf comforts. For some of us who don’t really need to fear for our personal safety, we can consider the services of another company to upgrade our ride. The Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a great example of what it can do.
Brabus offers an entirely different approach when it comes to customization. Unlike the aforementioned shop, it offers upgrades concerning comfort, features and most of all, performance. Immediately noticeable are the modifications it made to the body of the German SUV. The base model’s wheels are noticeably absent as it now sits on a set of 23-inch mono-block options. We can also see a cool carbon fiber hood scoop and a bespoke grille that proudly bears the Brabus emblem.
Earlier we talked about performance and boy does it deliver. Compared to the default G-Class configuration that outputs 415 horsepower with 610 Nm of torque, the Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class throws down 500 horsepower and 710 Nm of torque—this places it rather close to the AMG-tuned G63, which boasts 577 horsepower and 850 Nm. Meanwhile, a glimpse inside the SUV’s cabin reveals outstanding craftsmanship with luxurious Alcantara and Mastik Leather upholstery.
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