Brabus just informed us about a new tuning package. It nothing less than a fully tuned Mercedes Benz GL, named Brabus Widestar. This exclusive wide version and tuning will be powered by a 462 bhp strong V8. Not only the wide body but also the giant 23 inch wheels and a striking face with large air dams and four auxiliary headlights will make you move from the left lane!
The Brabus Widestar front maximizes the supply of cooling air for radiators and front brakes. It also improves active safety with auxiliary high beams and fog lamps as well as by reducing aerodynamic lift. The rear of the Brabus Widestar is characterized by a roof spoiler and a rear apron custom-tailored to the wider fenders. The diffuser integrated into the bumper and the precise-fit cutouts for the four tailpipes of the Brabus stainless-steel sport exhaust system document loving attention to detail.
Brabus offers performance tuning for all GL models. Brabus Tuning gives a warranty of three years, up to 62 500 mils (100 000 km) also covers all engine conversions.
Brabus Power Xtra tuning kits are available for the especially popular common-rail turbodiesel engines. They produce more power while at the same time meeting stringent Euro IV emission limits. The Brabus D6 module increases maximum power output of the GL 320 CDI to 272 bhp with just 590 Nm of torque at 1 600 rpm.
Equipped with Brabus PowerXtra D8 tuning, rated power output of the GL 420 CDI jumps from standard 306 bhp to 350 bhp with an amazing peak torque growing from 700 Nm to 800 Nm.
Performance is on a correspondingly high level: the Brabus-tuned GL 420 CDI sprints from 0 – 62 mph (100 kmh) in just 7.1 seconds, half a second faster than the production car. Topspeed grows from 143 mph to 149 mph (230kmh – 240 kmh).
For the V8 gasoline models GL 450 and GL 500 Brabus offers its 6.1 displacement engine as the most powerful version. It delivers 462 bhp of power and a peak torque of 615 Nm. Equipped with this engine the 4×4 accelerates from 0 – 62 mph (100 kmh) in just 6.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 158 mph (255 kmh).
Multimedia on wheels is yet another BRABUS specialty. Custom-built seat consoles for the back of the front seats house a seven-inch LCD screen and a DVD player. These consoles are also available with an integrated powered tabletop. The multimedia package can be expanded further with larger screens that deploy from the
headliner, with an on-board computer with Internet connectivity, and with an MP3 player that
stores more than 5,000 songs.