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Worlds Most Powerful Off-Roader: Brabus G V12 S – 700hp 973lb-ft of Torque


Can you imagine this in your rear view mirror? A few tons of steel that is capable of chasing down a number of modern supercars and mow them down without so much as an effort. You had better get used to the idea because the Brabus G V12 S that you see here is capable of that and more.


Here’s the juicy details to ensure you don’t mess with the G. It’s powered by a monstrous V12 and is the same unit from the Mercedes S600 but is bored from a prodigious 5.5-liters to a gargantuan 6.3. Here’s the best part, by utilising a new crankshaft, cylinder heads, custom exhaust, intercooler and bigger turbo’s, the Brabus G V12 S Biturbo churns out a supercar gobbling 700hp and – brace yourself – a jaw dropping 973lb-ft of torque at just 2,100rpm!!!


All that power is funneled through a retuned five-speed automatic gearbox and onto all four wheels – the century sprint is demolished in a very unG-Wagen like 4.3seconds. Naturally for a performance Mercedes, speed is limited to a boring 240km/h but Brabus says the G is capable of 262km/h without the limiter – that gives you a chance to escape after that scary drag battle. What would you think if you saw this in your rear view mirror. I’d still try to race it for laughs, unless it’s the Russian mafia behind the wheel.


A custom aero kit, lighting, wheels and electronics round out the package for an equally monstrous price of RM1.8million before the infamous Malaysian tax. The fuel consumption? Would you really care? Check out the images below and the official press release from Brabus after the gallery.


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World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009

The World’s Most Powerful Off-Roader

BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo with 700 hp (690 bhp) / 515 kW and 1,320 Nm (973 lb-ft)

BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo: The world’s most powerful off-roader comes from BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet It is built by hand based on the latest Mercedes G-Class. The exclusive five-door is powered by a BRABUS SV12 S displacement engine. Like all special models of BRABUS – recognized by the German Vehicle Registration Agency as a vehicle manufacturer – the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo comes with a comprehensive luxury package. The ultra-powerful 4×4 starts at 379,000 Euros.

The BRABUS SV12 S engine is based on the V12 Biturbo engine from the latest Mercedes S 600. Before being implanted in the engine bay of the G-Class, displacement of the three-valve engine is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cubic inches) using a special crankshaft with longer stroke, larger cylinders and larger bore. In addition, the cylinder heads are re-machined and fitted with special camshafts.

The engine peripherals were upgraded with larger turbochargers, an optimized intercooling system and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts. The exahust was custom-developed for the G-Class and features dual chrome-plated tailpipes that exit in front of the rear wheels on the left and right side. New precision mapping for the engine electronics coordinate the perfect interaction of all new components. The results are an exemplary smooth-running engine and maximum power yield while meeting the strict limits set by the EURO IV emission norm.

In the G-Class the BRABUS S V12 S displacement engine produces 700 hp (690 bhp) / 515 kW at 5,100 rpm. The turbocharged twelve-cylinder engine delivers its peak torque of 1,320 Nm (973 lb-ft) at 2,100 rpm. In the car, the peak torque is electronically limited to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).

The BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo offers acceleration performance almost unimaginable for a true off-roader: Combined with a special five-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive the exclusive SUV catapults itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 240 km/h (150 mph). Without the self-imposed limit the high-tech G-Class model could reach 260 km/h (163 mph).

This superior performance necessitates the use of custom-tailored BRABUS Monoblock wheels. Below the subtle fender flares is room for Monoblock light-alloy wheels with diameters between 20 and 22 inches, mounted with high-performance tires from Pirelli or YOKOHAMA. The forged BRABUS Monoblock VI 10.5Jx21 light-alloys are shod with size 295/40 R 21 tires front and back. BRABUS offers a wide selection of ten-inch wide wheels in the five different Monoblock VI, E, G, Q and S designs with a diameter of 22 inches.

For optimal handling BRABUS equips the special model G V12 S Biturbo with a comfortable custom suspension. To keep the incredible performance safely in check at all times the BRABUS high-performance brake system comes standard.

The body of the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo is distinguished by sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components. The BRABUS front apron with its LED daytime running lights below the main headlights lends the 4×4 an even more striking face. The rear is customized with the BRABUS rear bumper.

The BRABUS designers have developed special caps for the standard running boards of the Mercedes G-Class. They add some visual pizzazz to the G-Class and for added practicality feature integrated LED lights activated by the key fob or by opening a door. They illuminate the running boards in the dark.

The custom interior of the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo is highly exclusive as well: It includes an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, a speedometer with 280-km/h scale (175 mph), stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo and a handcrafted BRABUS fully leather interior made from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather.

Upon customer request BRABUS transforms the SUV into fully functional all-terrain office on wheels or can integrate a custom-tailored high-tech multimedia system with state-of-the-art communication technology, DVD changer, DVBT TV tuner, game console and eight-inch LCD screens in the back of the front headrests. The sound in the rear compartment is reproduced by infrared headphones.

o.O.. thats crazy and its 379k euros ><
  • B
  • Feb 24, 2009
does it have a live rear axle?

wheel hop for the win
  • C
  • Feb 24, 2009
i would say worth every penny ...
  • M
  • Feb 24, 2009
Suit well for god father army i think
  • K
  • Feb 24, 2009
thts a mad machine... nice... always make me feel to make a old pajero look like this... keke
  • E
  • Feb 25, 2009
a very fast brick. should be able to slap the cayenne. lol
  • R
  • Feb 25, 2009
cayenne ? of course ! anyways ... i would want to drive it in the forest ! test the 700 hp inside...hahahaha
  • V
  • Feb 25, 2009
"redmini on February 25th, 2009 1:55 am
cayenne ? of course ! anyways … i would want to drive it in the forest ! test the 700 hp inside…hahahaha"

Do that and a tree would jump up in front of you.

Not a big fan of off-roader here, it looks retro I would say and not my cup of tea.. But this is seriously mad. Imagine it in your rear-view roaring down at you. But gobbling up a supercar with that weight? I'm still a lil doubtful.
  • T
  • Feb 25, 2009
Race this with the 1000hp Land Cruiser. That would be tight.
  • I
  • Feb 25, 2009
Buy it chop shop and put the engine + gb into a standard CLS THEN you start gobbing up the big boys.
  • R
  • Feb 25, 2009
holy god that is awesome..
  • H
  • Feb 25, 2009
i still prefer hummer H2 than this.. haha~
  • S
  • Feb 25, 2009
Either someone grows money on trees, or retarded will buy this shit.

This best super 4x4 is BOWLER WILDCAT, not this shit!
  • A
  • Feb 25, 2009
i had saw G-class the previous model one black color with PP 2 no. plate. It's show V8 in the rear. Sound like sport car. Nice and rare.
  • S
  • Feb 25, 2009
  • K
    ken yeang
  • Feb 25, 2009
My uncle's drives a vehicle with triple the torque compared to this 4x4.

It's a kommuter train.....hehehehehe
  • M
  • Jul 29, 2009
can anyone tell me where to find G-class halfcut????
Great post, thank you for that. Worlds Most Powerful Off-Roader: Brabus G V12 S – 700hp 973lb-ft of Torque : is cool! Could I consult the website owner where he or she bought his theme? Or does it appear default at this site? Keep it up and thanks once again for your time and hard work.