The Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG is the big, bad AMG model in the German automakers lineup. It may not have the small size, nimble chassis, and incredible performance as the other AMG models, but it is definitely a bruiser that isnt afraid to throw its weight around while seating seven people. The aftermarket car tuning team at Brabus that specialize in Mercedes-Benz models wanted to make the GL 63 AMG even more exciting and impressive so they developed a full upgrade program for the full size SUV. The new upgrade program includes a full engine tune and upgrade, more aerodynamic and efficient body work, a refined interior, new chassis modifications, and concave truck wheels.
The big Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG was first given a full exterior makeover to reflect the upgrade in performance that was planned for it. The design team created a full body kit made from high quality polyurethane plastic for its strength and weight characteristics. The kit includes a new front bumper add-on that boasts new air intakes for better cooling properties and a new lip spoiler for better downforce. Each fender was extended by 1.3 inches at the front and rear and house the larger concave truck wheels for a bolder look. At the rear, the high performance SUV was fitted with a roof spoiler to generate downforce, a bumper add on, and a diffuser insert that makes room for the new exhaust system.
The engine was then given a healthy dose of power and performance. The twin turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 AMG engine was equipped with a new stainless steel exhaust to reduce backpressure for better turbocharger spool time and performance. The exhaust features a butterfly valve that is operated by the driver and can alter the sound of the exhaust between loud and quiet. The Brabus team then installed a new plug-and-play tuning module that alters the mapping and increases boost pressure to send a total of 611 bhp ant 5,750 RPM and 820 Nm from 2,000 to 5,000 RPM to all four of the concave truck wheels. This enables the GL 63 AMG to accelerate to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 280 km/h (electronically limited).
The final step in terms of performance was the chassis. The Brabus team installed a new air module control system that automatically lowers the SUV by 30 mm for a better center of gravity and handling. A high-performance brake system at the front and rear axle helps to bring the heavy SUV to a stop sooner than the factory model. A new set of forged concave truck wheels measuring 11J x 23 at the front and rear with 305/30 R 23 high-performance YOKOHAMA tires add a touch of style and grip for better overall performance.
Inside of the Brabus tuned GL 63 AMG is a custom-tailored interior designed with the help of the owner to create a special and unique cabin to enjoy driving in.