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2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar

2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar

The Brabus 800 Widestar build based on the current Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and like all special models from Brabus, the Brabus 800 Widestar is available with an extensive luxury equipment package.

The Brabus 800 Widestar is powered by a twelve-cylinder bi-turbo high-capacity engine with a rated power output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kw. The Brabus 800 Widestar takes the crown from its predecessor made by the same company, the Brabus G V12 S with 700 hp (690 bhp) / 515 kw. Visually the power off-roader sets itself apart with its WIDESTAR wide-body equipment and 23-inch BRABUS “PLATINUM EDITION” forged wheels.

As the name indicates, the BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo engine is implanted into the engine bay of the Mercedes G-Class. The elaborate implantation of the twelve-cylinder engine is as much a masterwork as is its design, which is based on the V12 bi-turbo engine from the current Mercedes-Benz S 600 model.

2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar Pictures
2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar Specs

The basis for the enormous increase in power is the displacement increase. Displacement of the three-valve engine is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cubic inches) in the state-of-the-art BRABUS engine shop with the help of a special crankshaft with longer stroke and larger pistons and corresponding cylinder bore. Additionally the cylinder heads are optimized for mixture flow and fitted with special camshafts.

The engine peripherals now include an entirely new intake system and the BRABUS 800 bi-turbo system with two special manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers, and four water-to-air intercoolers. This ensemble is joined by a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system custom-developed for the BRABUS 800. It features free-flow metal catalysts and four chrome tailpipes that exit in pairs in front of both rear wheels.

With these modifications the engine in the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR delivers a staggering rated power output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), already available from a low 2.100 rpm. In the vehicle peak torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft). The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain come from technology partner ARAL.

Driving performance speaks for itself: Combined with a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive the engine shoots the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.0 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h (149 mph). Without the limiter the high-performance off-roader would be capable of reaching 270 km/h (168 mph).

2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar
2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar Interior
2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar

For a perfect combination of sporty handling and excellent ride comfort the BRABUS 800 WIDESTAR comes equipped with the innovative BRABUS Ride Control smooth-ride suspension. The BRABUS high-tech suspension system was developed in cooperation with technology partner BILSTEIN, and features two-way electrically adjustable shock absorbers front and back.

At the push of an aluminum button with BRABUS logo on the center console the driver can manually choose between two setups: In comfort mode the off-roader offers exemplary ride comfort. At higher speeds or for more spirited driving selecting the firmer damper setting results in more dynamic handling and further increased safety reserves.

Additionally the BRABUS Ride Control suspension features automatic damper adjustment. When the vehicle sensors detect that certain parameters such as speed, lateral acceleration and steering angle might lead to a critical situation the system automatically switches to the firmer sport setting within milliseconds. The sportier damper setup further increases the directional stability of the 4×4. The CAN control unit also detects a return to a more moderate driving style. It then automatically switches the shock absorbers back to the comfort position.

Another active safety feature is the BRABUS high-performance brake system. The front axle is fitted with six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented discs with a diameter of 380 millimeters (15.0 inches). The rear stops on four-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 345-mm discs (13.6 inches).

2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar
2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 Widestar

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