Mercedes G-Wagen 4×4 Squared Gets Tuned By Brabus

Giancarlo Perlas July 5, 2016

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The Mercedes G-Wagen is not the first vehicle you’ll have in mind if you want something tuned. It has a body-on-frame chassis and 50-year-old origins—Mercedes clearly did not intend for it to be a performance car.

Besides, the G-Wagen has a far inferior aerodynamics compared to anything Brabus has put their magic on before. Well, it seems Brabus will not be put off by an underperforming Mercedes anytime soon.

The tuning company announced a tuned version of the G500 4×42, which means the Mercedes G63’s 6×6 enormous tires and portal axles can now be found under the regular, four-wheeled G-Wagen.

Inside, Brabus has colored the G-Wagen a shade of electric blue that will be hard to miss even for the most blue-color-loving person. The seats are colored the same shade as the door’s interiors, steering wheel, the dashboard, compartment, middle console, and even the hand brake. There’s certainly something to be said about this particular color shade.

There is no word yet whether other colorways will be available for the car’s interior, but here’s hoping for the best. The blue just doesn’t cut it for us.

For the engine, Brabus has tuned the G-Wagen’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 to produce 493bhp from 416bhp. It now also has an output of 523 lb. ft. of torque. The question, however, remains whether those new portal axles fitted under the G-Wagen are sturdy enough to handle the additional power. Let’s wait and see.

But despite this upgraded power, G-Wagen is still not made to race. It can get to 62mph from zero in a measly 6.9 seconds, lagging far behind the Ford Fiesta ST. The Brabus-tuned G-Wagen, of course, can do that on any terrain while the Fiesta ST was created for city driving.

According to Brabus, the G-Wagen’s top speed will remain limited to 130mph.

Interested? The Brabus-tuned G-Wagen is available for £200,000.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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