Brabus is doing something a little different to celebrate its 45th anniversary by stripping the Mercedes-AMG G63 in a vicious off-road buggy that looks straight out of the market. In fact, the Brabus 900 Crawler is literally an off-road vehicle, which is no longer at all legal for traffic. Brabus does not completely abandon its bread and butter, releasing several hundred extra horses, portal axles and other large superstructures.

Some people like to take a day off for their birthdays, but Brabus rolled up its sleeves and worked harder than usual, developing its own interior chassis and buggy-style bodywork for one of its super-vehicle designs for the first time. This bright red tubular steel frame in the Brabus is also a pretty impressive replacement, leaving the G63 to look more like a Polaris RZR as it extends up and around the cab to create a suitable cage. The high-rise carbon roof is topped by a prominent red wing at the rear and LED lighting at the front.

Brabus is celebrating 45 years with one of its most intense and extreme Mercedes modifications to date


Brabus loved the portal axles and reached for them again to lift Crawler off the ground for 20.9 inches (53 cm). This is aided by 40 x 13.50 R20 off-road tires attached to Brabus Monoblock HD forged wheels, softened by independent front and rear suspension with a beam with four-way adjustable Brabus struts offering 6.3 inches (16 cm) travel.

Brabus covers its red tubes with aggressive carbon fiber, leaving doors and windows wide open for naturally ventilated off-road driving. The high raised fenders, connected front and rear with wide inclined panels, offer space for 40-inch tires and then for some, leaving much of the lower chassis and suspension components open for all to see.

In essence, the only thing left to remember about the roots of Crawler’s G-Class is the rectangular face with sunken round eyes placed at the ends of the vertically cut central grille. This cup can’t be mistaken for anything other than the G-Class, despite the “B” being pushed out of the middle in place of the three-pointed star. However, look up and you will be drawn back into the deep territory of Brabus with the multi-layer cover, which hints at the accumulated, thundering V8 below.

Although it removed the body and interior, Brabus built the engine into an ultra-powerful centerpiece
Although it removed the body and interior, Brabus built the engine into an ultra-powerful centerpiece


Brabus increases engine capacity from 4.0 to 4.5 liters, replaces its own turbochargers, adds high-pressure fuel pumps and air intake systems, replaces other improved components and increases available power to 888 hp. at 6200 rpm and 774 lb-ft of torque (1050 Nm, electronically limited). All this torque is sent to the wheels via Mercedes’ nine-speed automatic transmission and permanent AWD with electronic differential lock.

Despite its impressive size, the powerful Crawler sprints like a shiny desert cat, accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds. That’s more than a second below the pace of the AMG G63 itself, in no small part because the Crawler is losing nearly 1,300 pounds (590 kg) of its own weight compared to its highway-friendly DNA donor. It also measures about 10 inches (25 cm) shorter, which clearly helps to improve the take-off angle. Top speed is electronically limited to even 100 mph (160 km / h).

It's getting big ...

Brabus keeps the interior as colorful as its frame with four racing seats trimmed with bright red Silvertex fabric, borrowed from its marine line. The material is designed to withstand the sun, sand and water, making it ideal for open, desert-bound Crawler cockpits. Brabus also connects an intercom system for driver-passenger communication and an off-road rally-style navigation system.

Brabus plans to boost its limited 15-model Crawler performance at a rate of five deliveries a year, starting later this year and continuing until 2024, selling each example at a base price of 749,000 euros (approximately $ 789,650). That’s a few (one hundred thousand) more bones than the Polaris RZR Pro R, but unless the Crawler owner is lucky enough to come across one of the other 14 buyers in the middle of the desert, he will autograph the sand with something truly unique on each trip. . Or at least there will be something that stands out next to the countless darkened city SUVs and bright melodies of hypercars that fill the rest of his garage for vanity.

It’s fun to watch.

BRABUS CRAWLER – More extreme than ever

Source: Brabus

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