If your new Mercedes-Benz G500 doesn’t stand out from the crowd, our friends at BRABUS have cooked up something spicy. This model year marks the introduction of the second generation of Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The new Geländewagen is the first total redesign since 1979, so it has been long overdue. A new body and chassis also demand new power, but so far the factory has only offered two versions of the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8.
Much like everyone these days, it is easier to detune a powerful engine than to offer several engine choices. BRABUS realized this when tuning the 4.0 found in other Mercedes & AMG models. So, by applying their unique resources to the factory computer of the G500, they have introduced the B40-500 PowerXtra Performance Upgrade. A plug & play tuner recalibrates the turbos and timing to make 500 horsepower and 524 lb-ft of torque. You will reach 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, as your new 23″ x 11″ forged Platinum Edition wheels struggle to keep up. Your top speed is limited to 130, which is fast enough when going offroad. Click the link below to see what BRABUS has to offer and stay with us for all your aftermarket news.
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