Because there is nothing as powerful as S-Class.
After launching an extremely upgraded version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 previous year, Brabus is getting ready to start 2019 with a grand package for the already quite imposing Mercedes-Maybach S650. By the next week at the Geneva Motor Show, complete details will be disclosed, but the tuning company is already sharing us a sneak peek at the car in a short teaser video.
Let’s look at the number from the headline – yes, this car generates 900 horsepower (662 kilowatts) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Newton-meters) thanks to a heavily modified V12 6.0-liter engine (most likely increased to 6.3 liters), up significantly from the factory 621 hp (463 kW). The stock car requires just 4.6 seconds to cover the 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 kilometers per hour) sprint and we suppose Brabus’ version will take this time below the 4.0-second barrier.
Regarding vehicle’s fuel efficiency, the tuning studio is as well providing some details. But this is not really a concern in this domain. The combined fuel consumption of the Brabus 900 sedan should be 11.9 liters per 100 kilometers, which translates into about 19.77 miles per gallon. That’s a challenging number and we doubt whether it is achievable in real conditions. CO2 emissions are 279 grams per kilometer.
The teaser video throws some light over the design of the car. Unsurprisingly, it won’t feature an in-the-face exterior design approach and will look almost similar to the original look of the Mercedes-Maybach S650. A few badges here and there, as well as a new front bumper design and a different radiator grille together with a group of larger wheels, should be enough to make a difference between the Brabus 900 and the donor car.
The earlier version of the car was disclosed in November 2017, but again this new car should lift the performance to a higher level. During the first press day of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, other details should be disclosed on March 5. Stay tuned.