2022 Brabus 900
900 horsepower for the Maybach GLS sounds even better!by Alina Moore, on
Last year, Brabus unveiled the Brabus 800 package for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC. It took the SUV’s V-8 engine up to a total of 800 horsepower, which was about 250 horsepower over the standard numbers. Today, however, the tuner decided that the GLS 600’s output can be updated even further, and it came up with a new package for the luxury SUV. The new kit is called Brabus 900, and as the name suggests, it delivers a total of 900 horsepower.
2022 Brabus 900
What updates are offered under the hood?
From the factory, the Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is powered by a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 538 pound-feet. In the first update, the Brabus 800 increased the output up to 800 horsepower and 701 pound-feet of torque.
Under the hood, Brabus started by increasing the engine’s displacement from the standard 3,982 cc to 4,407 cc. The cylinder’s bore was increased to 84 millimeters (3.3 in) and the stroke was increased to 100 millimeters (3.9 in).
The tuner also replaced the engine cover with a new one made out of carbon fiber and installed two high-pressure pumps with increased flow rate and an additional booster pump. It also modified the intake system to improve the supply of air. And, finally, two custom-designed high-performance turbochargers were updated with a larger compressor unit and a special core assembly with reinforced axial bearing.
As a final touch, the tuner installed a new stainless high-performance exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust valves.
The result is a total of 900 horsepower and up to 922 pound-feet of torque. However, in order to protect the drivetrain, the torque is limited to 774 pound-feet of torque.
Thanks to the extra power, the 0 to 60 mph sprint is made in 4.2 seconds - down from the standard 4.5 seconds, while top speed goes up to 200 mph - from the standard 186 mph.
What changes are offered for the exterior and the interior?
The extra power required a modified exterior look that will add a sportier look, but will also reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds. Up front, the SUV gets a new carbon-fiber spoiler with detachable parts, while the grille and all the trim parts that are normally chromed on the production bodywork now feature a cool ‘Shadow Grey’ glazing.
The car rides on a new set of 24-inch Monoblock M “Platinum Edition” forged wheels wrapped in Continental tires, sized 295/35 R 24 on the front axle and 335/30 R 24 on the rear axle.
The air suspension was also modified with a special control module to match these sporty street tires. The car’s ride was also lowered by 25 millimeters (one-inch) compared with the production car.
For the interior, Brabus is offering a two-tone black-and-cream-colored leather combined with high-quality Alcantara and carbon fiber.