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Posted: 19 May 2014
The Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo wants to rip you a new one
This is the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo saloon. That ‘850' designation should indicate the precise amount of fear with which you should approach this car.
It's a saloon version of the estate we showed you at the end of last year: an E63 with its twin-turbo V8 bored out to 5.9 litres, armed with with a balanced billet crankshaft, forged billet pistons and piston rods and optimised cylinder heads.
There are Brabus turbos replacing the AMG units, intake and charge-air pipes wrapped in gold heat reflection sheathing, and a high-performance exhaust system. This comes, of course, with a butterfly valve that changes the noise from sort-of-rather-loud to oh-god-the-world's-coming-to-an-end.
So, headline stats: 838bhp, 1069lb ft of torque limited to 848lb ft to save the drivetrain eating itself, 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds (3.1s if you get the E63 with four-wheel-drive) and a top speed of over 217mph. Yes, THREE POINT ONE SECONDS TO 62MPH.
You get some subtle aero tweaks and fancy black wheels. And, presumably, a platinum loyalty card for Kwikfit.