Brabus’ attendance at the 2013 Essen Motor Show will be highlighted by a new program for the Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon . So what if the car doesn’t look as sexy as sexy as other Mercs; when you have the kind of performance upgrade Brabus did to it, you won’t be sweating about the car’s lack of "aesthetic appeal".
Before we get to the performance boost, it’s important to point out that the program also comes with its share of new carbon-fiber body parts, including the front spoiler lip and a diffuser insert. A new sports exhaust system was also installed, this time coming with quad tailpipes. Similarly, new wheels are also part of the program, with customers being given the liberty to choose in sizes up to 20 inches.
Moving inside, the cabin of the E63 AMG Wagon comes with a number of customization options that customers can choose from, including picking their leather trim, Alcantara, aluminum shift paddles, among other things.
Finally, there’s the performance modification. Not content with just a 5.5-liter, V-8 twin-turbo engine, Brabus increased the displacement to a monstrous six liters. From there, the tuning firm installed custom turbos with bigger compressors and bespoke exhaust manifolds to feed the beast a healthy amount of oxygen.
With all these upgrades, the German tuner was able to increase the output of the wagon from 585 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, all the way up to 850 horsepower and 1,069 pound-feet of torque. The latter, though, will be electronically-limited to just 849 pound-feet of torque, to prevent the engine from twisting itself and the transmission right out of the wagon.
With these new performance figures, the E63 AMG Wagon is cable of hitting 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds to go with a top speed of 186 mph with regular tires and 217 mph with high-performance rubber.
Click past the jump to read more about Brabus’ program for the 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon
2014 Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon by Brabus
In jet black, this E63 AMG Wagon looks like a stealth fighter.
A choice of fine leather and Alcantara amenities can be included with the interior of this high-powered wagon.
Get those high-performance rubber, and you can get the wagon to hit a top speed of 217 mph. Insane.
When it comes to packing horses, not a lot of companies can do it better than Brabus. 850 horsepower, fellas. Seriously.
Everyone better recognize that this vehicle has Brabus written all over it.
The new E63 AMG is offered in both sedan and station wagon variants and all models are offered with permanent all-wheel drive as standard. As a first for the E-Class AMG lineup, Mercedes in offering an S-Model version that is both more powerful and faster than the standard version.
Of particular importance is the fact that the E63 AMG is the first model to feature the new AMG design language. This means we will see a new AMG "twin blade" radiator grille in silver chrome, a new AMG front apron with new, three-dimensional air deflector spans. The model has also received a new "A-wing" offered in the same color as the body and featuring a trim strip in silver chrome.
Power comes in the form of an AMG 5.5-liter, V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 531 pound-feet delivered between 1,750 and 5,250 rpm. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
Gallery Mercedes E63 AMG
625 kW / 850 hp (838 bhp) of power and 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft) of torque in the wagon: The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo based on the Mercedes E 63 AMG celebrates its world premiere at the 2013 ESSEN MOTOR SHOW and in tandem with the BRABUS version of the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake becomes the world’s most powerful street-legal all-wheel-drive wagon.
Powered by the most powerful BRABUS engine to date, the new 850 6.0 Biturbo V8 high-capacity engine, the five-door supercar delivers superlative dynamics: As a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive model the wagon from BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, internet www.brabus.com) sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 300 km/h (186 mph) to protect the tires.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo, which is of course also available as a sedan, impresses not only with superior performance, but also with its sporty-elegant BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement kit, tailor-made BRABUS Monoblock wheels with diameters of 19 or 20 inches, and its BRABUS fine leather interior tailored to the individual customer’s preferences.
The turbocharged eight-cylinder engine in the AMG E 63 serves as the perfect basis for professional engine tuning. BRABUS relies on the tried and proven concept of increasing displacement for the new top-of-the-line engine. To increase the displacement of the four-valve engine from standard 5,461 cc to 5,912 cc (333 to 361 cubic in.) the BRABUS high-tech engine-building shop increases cylinder bore to 99 millimeters (3.89 in.) and installs forged pistons tailor-made to the new specs. A precision-balanced billet custom crankshaft with a stroke of 96 instead of the standard 90.5 millimeters (3.77 instead of 3.52 in.) in conjunction with eight custom billet piston rods completes the displacement increase. In addition, both cylinder heads are optimized for improved mixture flow.
Additional performance potential lies in the engine peripherals: The production turbos are replaced by two BRABUS turbos with a larger compressor unit and special exhaust manifolds. To optimize the air supply, the BRABUS engine specialists designed the carbon-fiber BRABUS 850 intake module, which includes a larger air filter box with enlarged intake cross section. For an optimal supply of fresh air the hood has an integrated air duct, which draws cool air via generously dimensioned air tube from an aperture in the front fascia to optimize power yield of the engine.
To lower the charge-air temperature and thus positively influence power delivery, BRABUS fits the intake and charge-air tubes with special "Gold Heat Reflection" sheathing.
The discharge of exhaust gases is optimized with high-performance catalysts and a BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust with controlled butterfly valve. The driver can choose between a throaty V8 exhaust note in “Sport” mode and a subtle whisper in “Coming Home” mode at the push of a button. The two ceramic-coated design tailpipes with cast BRABUS logo on either side of the BRABUS diffuser make the exhaust system also a visual treat.
The perfect coordination of all high-performance components is ensured by means of special mapping for the electronic engine management system. This creates an optimal symbiosis of maximum performance, perfect drivability and eco-friendly emissions complying with strict EURO VI emissions standards. The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain are supplied by technology partner MOTUL.
The new high-capacity engine is the most powerful BRABUS to date: The rated power output of 625 kW / 850 hp (838 bhp) at a low 5,400 rpm and the enormous peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft) between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm are new benchmarks for high-performance automobiles based on Mercedes-Benz. In the vehicle peak torque is electronically limited to 1,150 Nm (848 lb-ft) in the interest of the longevity of the powertrain. Of course this high-performance engine is also backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABUS Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013).
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo high-performance engine can be installed in a rear-wheel-drive or 4MATIC all-wheel-drive E 63. Due to the better traction the four-wheel-drive version in particular delivers acceleration figures only attained by a very few super sports cars or super sports bikes: From rest the wagon reaches a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds. Due to the tires the top speed of the wagon has to be limited to 300 km/h (186 mph). The lower rear-axle load of the sedan allows a top speed of up to 350 km/h (217 mph) with high-performance tires, depending on the final-drive ratio and the programming of the BRABUS Vmax unit.
BRABUS also offers three other power levels without a displacement increase for the current E 63 AMG models. They range from 456 kW / 620 hp (611 bhp) and 478 kW / 650 hp (640 bhp) to 537 kW / 730 hp (720 bhp) in the BRABUS B63S-730 version.
To further optimize handling stability, the BRABUS designers developed lightweight, high-strength carbon-fiber bodywork components in the wind tunnel.
The front spoiler lip, which attaches to the production bumper of the E 63 and also fits the sedan, reduces negative lift on the front axle at high speeds while lending the vehicle an even more distinctive nose. The BRABUS diffuser insert provides the perfect backdrop for the two dual tailpipes of the BRABUS sport exhaust.
BRABUS offers tailor-made tire/wheel combinations for the E 63 AMG that match the designer outfit. The largest version features one-piece BRABUS Monoblock F or R wheels in size 9.5Jx20 with tires in size 255/30 ZR 20 on the front axle and size 295/25 ZR 20 tires in the rear. There is also a version that features BRABUS Monobock R "Platinum Edition" forged wheels in sizes 9Jx20 in front and 10.5Jx20 at the rear. The matching high-performance tires are supplied by BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
The company upholstery shop crafts BRABUS fine leather interiors from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara in any desired color to customer specifications.
Particularly ergonomic BRABUS aluminum shift paddles and BRABUS RACE pedals add sporty highlights.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo can be ordered as a complete car. Alternatively BRABUS will convert any current Mercedes E 63 AMG completely or in stages to this level.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class
BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo based on the E 63 AMG saloon: city 14.4 l/100 km. highway 7.9 l/100 km. combined: 10.3 l/100 km. CO2 emissions, combined: 242 g/km. Efficiency class F.