BRABUS Mercedes E 63 AMG

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Gah! Did I read that right? 555 hp and 320 km/h top speed? From a Sedan? Son of a … man, that pretty quick for something with four doors that weighs as much as a Mercedes. Since this is from Brabus, it’s not all that surprising. After AMG, which is, essentially, and official arm of Mercedes Benz, Brabus is a serious tuner not to be trifled with.

Motivating this beast down the road is a 6.3-liter V8 that has been thoroughly massaged by the German tuning firm. They’ve gone and added two sport air filters, free-flow metal catalysts and newly programmed engine electronics. The bottom line is that the kit knocks power output of the engine up from the stock (yet impressive) 525 hp by and additional 30 hp. The peak torque also grows from 464 to 479 lb-ft at 5,400 rpm.

Going with this kit will result in 0 – 100 km/h sprints of just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. Getting all that power and grunt to the ground is done via a limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent for the E 63 AMG.

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Naturally, with a terminal velocity set at the double ton, you want to pay attention to aerodynamics. If you want to keep the aerodynamic lift down, do what Brabus (okay, it’s actually BRABUS, in all caps) did, and have your BRABUS designers head to the wind tunnel and develop aerodynamic enhancements. Said aero bits-n-bobs are manufactured from clear-coated carbon fiber, and are quite attractive, in a cold and Germanic sort of way. And they consist of about what you’d expect: a front spoiler lip, diffuser and a rear spoiler.

BRABUS (nee Brabus) have also added aluminum sport fenders up front with lateral air outlets for better venting of the wheel wells. And they also look kind of slick too.

And speaking of wheel wells … stuffed with in you will find BRABUS custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations. They come in 18, 19 and 20 inches sizes and can be fitted with Pirelli or YOKOHAMA high-performance tires in size 245/30 ZR 20 in front and up to size 295/25 ZR 20 out the back.

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Here is the Brabus presser:

BRABUS Tuning for the Mercedes E 63 AMG

555 hp / 408 kW, 320 km/h Top Speed and Exclusive Accessories

Even more power and exclusive accessories for the latest top-of-the-line E-Class model, the E 63 AMG: With BRABUS B63 S engine tuning, power output of both sedan and wagon jumps to 555 hp (547 bhp) / 408 kW and their top speed jumps to 320 km/h (200 mph). BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) also offers exclusive accessories such as sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components, custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations up to 20 inches in diameter and custom interior options.

The fast-revving 6.3-liter V8 becomes even more powerful with the BRABUS B63 S performance kit. The conversion consists of two sport air filters, free-flow metal catalysts and newly programmed engine electronics. The tuning kit bumps power output of the engine from standard 525 hp (517 bhp) / 386 kW by 30 hp (30 bhp) / 22 kW. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 630 to 650 Nm (464 to 479 lb-ft) at 5,400 rpm. BRABUS recommends fully synthetic ARAL high-performance motor oil.

Equipped with the BRABUS B63 S kit, the sprint time from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) is shortened to 4.3 seconds and in combination with the BRABUS V/max unit top speed jumps to up to 320 km/h (200 mph), depending on the speed rating of the selected tire/wheel combination.

To transfer the increased power to the road with as little slip as possible BRABUS offers a limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent for the E 63 AMG.

Minimizing aerodynamic lift is essential in a car as fast as this one. The BRABUS designers went into the wind tunnel to develop aerodynamic-enhancement components that are as stunning as they are effective. These components are manufactured from clear-coated carbon fiber. The production front apron of sedan and wagon can be upgraded with a spoiler lip. The aerodynamics of the sedan’s rear can be further improved with a diffuser and a rear spoiler.

On the front axle BRABUS aluminum sport fenders with lateral air outlets improve venting of the wheel houses and add a decidedly sporty note to the car’s appearance.

BRABUS also offers custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations for all E63 models. They are available with diameters of 18, 19 and 20 inches. The largest homologated version features Monoblock VI, E, Q or S wheels in size 9Jx20 on the front axle and in sizes 9.5Jx20 or 10.5Jx20 in back. They are fitted with Pirelli or YOKOHAMA high-performance tires in size 245/30 ZR 20 in front and up to size 295/25 ZR 20 on the rear axle.

Exclusive BRABUS-refined interiors are also available for the Mercedes E 63 AMG. The list of accessories ranges from stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo to a speedometer with 360-km/h (225-mph) dial. The company upholstery shop creates luxury interiors from a combination of especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara to each customer’s exact specifications. The perfect complements are precious-wood and carbon-fiber inlays in any desired color and with various surface finishes.

All components are backed by the incomparable BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers / 62,000 miles (see BRABUS warranty conditions as of November 2006).

About The Author

Tony Borroz grew up in a sportscar oriented family, but sadly, it was British cars. His knuckles still show the marks of slipped Whitworth sockets, strains to reach rear upper shock bushings on Triumphs and slight burn marks from dealing with Lucas Electric "systems". He has written for a variety of car magazines and websites, Automoblog chief among them, as well as working on very popular driving games as a content expert. He has also worked for aerospace companies, software giants and as a movie stuntman. He currently lives in a secure, undisclosed location in the American southwestern desert.

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