Since the engine is already turbocharged, the 114-horse boost comes courtesy of modifications to the intake, charge-air pipes, engine control unit, and exhaust. Brabus also upgraded the turbo spools themselves, boosting torque up to 708 pound-feet. The result, according to the tuner, is a 0-62 time of 4.0 seconds flat and a top speed of 186 miles per hour. Those would have been considered supercar figures not that long ago. But this is a luxury crossover, for crying out loud.
Still not enough? Brabus will further tune your GLE to 838 horsepower and a mind-blowing 1,069 lb-ft for a 3.8-second 0-62 sprint and a 200-mph top speed. In either state of tune, the aftermarket modifier will also gladly fit its aero kit, rolling stock, air-suspension control unit, and fully refit the interior to the buyer's specifications.
The example you see here is making its world premier this week at the Dubai Motor Show. Brabus is also unveiling the Rocket 900 Desert Gold edition based on the Mercedes-AMG S65 sedan at the same show. They're being showcased alongside a number of regional debuts as well as a couple from its non-Benz brand, Startech.
BRABUS 700 Coupe
515 kW / 700 HP, 960 Nm, 300 km/h top speed, carbon and 23-inch forged wheels for the brand-new Mercedes GLE 63 S Coupe
Brand-new on the market and already exclusively and professionally refined: BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) presents the BRABUS 700 Coupe based on the new Mercedes GLE 63 S in a world premiere at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2015.
This high-performance SUV capable of reaching a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) includes a 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine uprated to 515 kW / 700 HP (690 bhp) and 960 Nm (708 lb-ft), sporty carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components and 23-inch high-tech forged king-sized wheels.
The BRABUS fine leather interior with quilted azure-blue seats and door panel elements creates an especially luxurious atmosphere.
The new B63S - 700 performance kit from BRABUS significantly boosts the power and torque of the 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine in the GLE 63 S, which in standard specification is rated at 430 kW / 585 HP (576 bhp). Producing an additional 85 kW / 115 HP (114 bhp) necessitates numerous modifications to the peripherals of the turbocharged eight-cylinder four-valve engine. While the intake and charge-air pipes immediately attract attention due to their BRABUS Gold Heat Reflection sheathing, other important details of the conversion remain hidden from view. These include the two BRABUS special turbochargers with larger compressor unit, which produce a higher boost pressure than the production turbos.
The standard emission control system is replaced with an exhaust system featuring free-flow metal catalysts and down pipes with a diameter of 75 millimeters (3 in). In addition, a BRABUS stainless-steel sports exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly valve is available for all GLE 63 models. It gives drivers the option of choosing between a subtle "Coming Home" mode and a markedly sporty exhaust note at the touch of a button on the steering wheel.
The interplay of all high-performance components was perfectly coordinated with new mapping for ignition and injection by the BRABUS engine and electronics engineers using state-of-the-art test benches and test runs on public roads and racetracks. The result is an optimal blend of outstanding performance and impeccable stability.
As the model name BRABUS 700 indicates, the driver of the exclusive SUV Coupe has command over 515 kW / 700 HP (690 bhp) between 5,300 and 5,800 rpm. Just as impressive is the increase in peak torque to 960 Nm (708 lb-ft), which is on tap between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm.
The combination of the sheer power of the BRABUS 700 engine with the SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission results in performance on the level of sports cars. From rest, the all-wheel-drive car accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.0 seconds. The BRABUS Vmax unit included in the engine conversion bumps the top speed to 300 km/h (186 mph).
Anyone looking for even more performance can opt for the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo 4x4 Coupe based on the Mercedes GLE 63 Coupe. Its twin-turbo V8 engine with an increased displacement of six liters produces a power output of 625 kW / 850 HP (838 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft). This supercar accelerates from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).
At these speeds, the aerodynamic properties of the SUV weighing almost 2.4 tons also play an important role. For this reason, the BRABUS designers developed bodywork components for GLE 63 made from high-tech carbon, which do more than just emphasize the sporty look further.
The BRABUS front spoiler lip attaches to the lower part of the bumper and upgrades the SUV visually. It also reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds, further optimizing handling stability. The side air intakes in the front bumper are upgraded with tailor-made air deflectors with integrated LED side markers.
The rear of the GLE 63 receives some added sporty character with the BRABUS diffuser, which provides the perfect backdrop for the high-performance exhaust system's two ceramic-coated designer tailpipe tips sporting the BRABUS logo. BRABUS carbon surrounds for the side air outlets are also part of the new look as is the BRABUS roof spoiler that further reduces lift on the rear axle.
BRABUS alloy wheels for the GLE 63 are available in various designs and sizes with diameters of 21, 22 and even 23 inches. The most exclusive option features the new king-sized 11Jx23 BRABUS Monoblock Y "PLATINUM EDITION" high-tech forged wheels. Thanks to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, these wheels offer an unrivalled combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires.
A special BRABUS control module for the AIRMATIC air suspension lowers the ride height of the high-performance SUV by about 35 millimeters (1.4 in). This gives the all-wheel-drive car a more thrilling appearance and lowers the car's center of gravity for further enhanced dynamic handling.
Of course, a BRABUS fine leather interior ensures maximum individuality at the highest level of perfection in the GLE 63 as well. BRABUS selected an azure-blue Mastik leather from the virtually limitless range of fine leather hides for the show car at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2015. It sets a colorful contrast to the black leather of the rest of the interior and the black exterior with a square quilting pattern on the seats and the center sections of the door panels.
Other exclusive features of this vehicle conversion are custom accessories such as aluminum door-lock pins and pedals as well as stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, whose colors match those of the interior ambience lighting.