German firm Brabus has been busy. After unveiling the 662 kW Mercedes-AMG GV12 900 performance SUV, the company has shown off this off-road-honed G-Class, dubbed the “Adventure”.
According to Brabus, the Adventure kit enhances the G's 4x4 capabilities. Included in the package is a height-adjustable suspension setup, replete with sport springs, allowing the vehicle to be hiked an additional 40 mm when traversing rough terrain.
In addition, the Bottrop-based tuner has equipped the modified G-Class with items such as a winch, four roof-mounted “high-performance” LED lamps, a robust roof rack (accessible via a ladder at the rear) and a carbon-fibre skidplate. The spare wheel cover is also finished in the lightweight material.
The Adventure model rides on 20-inch matte-black alloys wrapped in all-terrain BF Goodrich rubber, sizes 285/55 all round. Framing these items are the extended wheelarches which, together with the carbon-fibre bonnet attachement, lend this G-Class an even more imposing look. For some extra aural pleasure, an in-house-developed stainless steel sport exhaust system is available.
Based on the G350d, the Brabus Adventure employs a tweaked version of the donor SUV’s 2,9-litre inline-six turbodiesel mill. As standard, the oil-burner churns out 210 kW and 600 N.m of torque (the latter from a low 1 200 r/min) but, thanks to the tuner’s PowerXtra performance upgrade, it now produces 243 kW and 660 N.m, sent to all four corners via the nine-speed automatic transmission.
Brabus claims this is enough to propel the 2,5-tonne SUV to the three-figure-mark in 7,6 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 202 km/h.