800 horses, 23-inch wheels, and a sports exhaust system are just few of the Brabus 800 GLE 63’s accoladesby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 04:06
Earlier this month, Brabus revealed its latest creation based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S coupé – the Brabus 800. The German tuner has given it a typical Brabus treatment. It comes with a black exterior, big wheels, oodles of carbon fiber elements and components, and of course, a power boost.
2021 Brabus 800 - The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Receives The Brabus Treatment
Brabus 800 – Exterior
On the outside, the Brabus 800 features a whole lot of changes over the standard GLE 63 S. It is finished in a black exterior shade, something that’s a staple with the Brabus builds. There are several exposed carbon fiber elements all around the body that can be had in a glossy, or a matte finish.
Up front, the grille wears the Brabus logo and comes with red elements. It comes with air inlets that help reduce the front-axle lift when the coupé starts to gallop. There’s also a front spoiler that works in tandem and looks aesthetically pleasing. The bumper also features optimized air inlets.
The Brabus 800 rides on 23-inch, high-tech Monoblock ‘Black Platinum’ Y forged wheels. The tuner has teamed up with Continental, Yokohama, and Pirelli for high-performance tires. At the rear, there’s an aggressive diffuser along with carbon fiber tailpipes that help with the performance while looking sexy. Finally, there’s a three-piece spoiler to wrap up the changes on the outside.
Just like any other high-end build, the interior customization is left to the customer’s preference. Brabus offers leather and Alcantara options for the upholstery. You can also opt for wood or carbon trims to further personalize the Brabus 800 as per your needs.
Brabus 800 – Drivetrain
The Brabus 800 makes use of the same 4.0-liter, Biturbo V-8 engine. The standard turbos are replaced by high-performance units with larger compressors and reinforced axial bearings.
In the stock form, the SUV makes 603 horses and 627 pound-feet of twist. Brabus, however, has bumped up these figures considerably. It makes 789 horses and 738 pound-feet of twist.
This is an increase of 186 horses and 111 pound-feet of torque.
Courtesy of the power boost, the coupé has gotten quicker. It takes just 3.4 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from rest. In the stock form, the GLE 63 S (SUV, not coupé) takes 3.7 seconds to 60 mph (0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds estimated). The top speed is limited to 174 mph. Brabus has also equipped a new exhaust system with actively controlled valves to give you the ultimate soundgasms. One of those exhaust modes also includes ‘Coming Home’ that tames the coupé so your neighbors don’t curse you when you fire up the Brabus 800.
There’s no mention of any changes to the gearbox and drive system, so we expect the same nine-speed automatic gearbox to be carried over along with the 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system. The coupé, however, sits 0.99 inches (25 mm) lower than the standard model, thanks to a revised control module for the air suspension.
How Much Does The Brabus 800 Cost?
There’s no word on the pricing, but Brabus builds aren’t cheap. In the U.S., the standard AMG GLE 63 S 4Matic+ Coupé starts at $116,000. So, twice the price of this for the Brabus 800 won’t a long shot. Brabus also hasn’t mentioned if this is a limited-production model or not.