Brabus gave the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 a lot more power than it needs

And that's what makes it wonderful

The AMG GLE 63 S is the latest Mercedes to receive the Brabus treatment and as you'd expect, they've overdone it. But then again that's what makes Brabus... Brabus. As standard, the twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 that powers it produces a yawning 612 hp and 626 lb-ft and Brabus decided to make things spicier by fitting a larger compressor unit, bringing the power output up 800 hp (+188 hp) and 737 lb-ft of torque (+111 lb-ft), which means the Brabus GLE does 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds. Unfortunately, the top speed is limited... to 174 mph.

From a cosmetic point of view, the Brabus GLE looks a bit more aggressive than the standard GLE AMG thanks to exposed-carbon 'aerodynamic-enhancement' and massive 23-inch or 24-inch wheels, compatible with Continental, Pirelli or YOKOHAMA tyres. They've also given it a new exhaust system in carbo-titanium, which contributes to the aesthetic improvements but, more to the point, it makes it sound better. Especially in 'Sport' mode.

There's also a new front fascia, a new front grille, tailor made air deflectors and air intakes, a new rear spoiler and extended wheel arches. All of these components are made from carbon fibre and can be painted either with a high-gloss or matte finish.

The interior is upholstered in leather and Alcantara and is available in virtually any colour or finish (same as the exterior, apart from the carbon fibre bits). Brabus hasn't said anything about pricing but the factory AMG GLE 63 starts at around $116,000 in the US and ยฃ100,000 in the UK so the Brabus model won't come cheap.

Would you take this over a standard GLE?

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Comments (22)

  • I think I have the right to ask what the hell was going through their minds when someone built this. "Yes we must build an SUV that can't go off-road then give it a body so it isn't practical either then shove a V8 into a ridiculously big body that isn't fast but just makes a noise then fit rock hard "SPORT" suspension so it isn't comfortable on the track. Now lets hand it to Brabus so they can put a really obnoxious B on the front of it for no reason other then advertising their best attempt at a car and put the LGBT+ flag colours on the grille to make it look hideous with earlobes on the side. Now let's charge Kanye West obscene amounts of money for a car that is slow, thirsty, ugly, impractical, uncomfortable and useless off-road."

    What bloody lunatic who had two brain cells to rub together would buy this?

      1 month ago
  • All the GLE needs is putting in the bin.

    In standard form it's awful!

    You CAN polish a turd but you can't polish vomit! This thing is so awful it'll make you blow chunk's ๐Ÿคฎ

      1 month ago
  • ๐Ÿ˜‚ Is it me or every time Brabus releases a new car the Internet goes crazy over the same bonkus numbers and the same color scheme. Kinda getting boring now ๐Ÿ˜

      1 month ago
  • I'd like to see a psychological evaluation of anyone who buys these.

      1 month ago
    • Theyโ€™re rich

        1 month ago
    • Albert II, Prince of Monaco, is also rich, and yet you'll never see him in one of these.

      There is something more, something deeper within these Brabus SUV buyers that makes them part with the money

        1 month ago
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