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New Brabus B63S-700 variant of Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 gets 691bhp and cosmetic upgrades; claimed 0-62mph in 7.4secs despite 3775kg kerb weight

The new Brabus B63S-700 6x6, which was revealed at the Frankfurt motor show, is an even more exclusive and powerful version of Mercedes' niche G63 AMG 6x6.

Standard versions of the G63 AMG 6x6 produce 536bhp and 561bhp, which is channelled to all six wheels via an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.

Brabus, however, has boosted that figure to 691bhp and a substantial 708lb ft thanks to the addition of its 'B63S-700' performance kit. The significant gains, of 155bhp and 147lb ft, are thanks to the installation of a pair of new turbochargers, a tweaked ECU, high-flow catalytic convertors, a sports exhaust system and the additional heat shielding for the intake system.

Video: Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 tames the desert

Consequently the six-wheeled 3775kg powerhouse is now capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in 7.4sec, although the top speed remains unchanged at 99mph - an electrical limitation enforced to protect the 37-inch off-road tyres, rather than the powertrain.

The B63S-700 6x6 also features an exhaust valve system that offers 'Sport' and 'Coming Home' modes, allowing for offering 'optimised' power and exhaust noise - or relative silence - when desired.

In order to increase the imposing and purposeful nature of the B63S-700 - not that it really needs any help on that front, mind - Brabus has added a front spoiler, a special grille with an integrated Brabus logo, black xenon headlights, a host of carbonfibre parts and special finishes.

The upgrades continue inside, with a combination of finely-stitched leather and Alcantara. Both the floor and roof lining are finished in leather too, in an effort to deliver a truly top-class feel. Further improvements come in the form of stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated Brabus logos, special alloy shift paddles and other minor aluminium highlights.

Video: Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 tames the desert

Despite the significant increase in power, a three year, 62,000-mile warranty is standard. Additionally, the B63S-700 package is available for any of Mercedes-Benz's 63 AMG SUVs.

Official pricing has yet to be confirmed for what Brabus describes as "the mightiest G model ever", but the standard model is estimated to cost a not-insignificant £350,000.

To read our full road test of the standard 6x6, click here.

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gigglebug 12 September 2013

3.75 Tonnes

So you wouldn't be able to drive it on a car license then??

marj 12 September 2013

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The FB comments were slightly more favourable.

It is such excess, but looks like the LM400 lives on.

road runner 11 September 2013

Needs Gold

With gold splashed extensively in and out, it'll be a perfect Sheikh shack.