Brabus has unveiled its latest performance package for yhe new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Dubbed the Brabus 500, this modified version of Stuttgart’s luxury saloon boasts more performance, enhanced aerodynamics, plus an upgraded interior.
Based on the W223-generaration S580, the Brabus 500 sports the German tuner’s 500 PowerXtra performance module, increasing the donor saloon’s 4,0-litre twinturbo-petrol V8’s standard outputs from 320 kW to 368 kW. Torque, meanwhile has increased from 700 N.m to 725 N.m. Together with the performance module, the upgraded figures have been achieved thanks to tweaks to the injection and ignition software, and boost pressure.
According to Brabus, the modified Mercedes-Benz S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds, a tenth of a second less than the standard version. Top speed remains an electronically governed 250 km/h.
Outside, the Brabus 500 features myriad aerodynamic upgrades, such as a custom front spoiler (to reduce front-axle lift and give the Benz a more dynamic look) and redesigned side air vents. Riding 25 mm lower to the ground than the standard S, the Brabus 500 is fitted with a set of forged Monoblock M alloy wheels. A new rear bumper insert and integrated LED side markers, plus black chrome quad tailpipes complete the look.
The leather-clad interior remains as luxurious as ever but now features signature Brabus items and carbon-fibre trim.