Brabus 800 Adventure XLP (2020): G-Class pick-up in the test

The G-Class can do this as a pick-up

Brabus transforms the Mercedes-AMG G 63 into a pick-up. It steals your senses – on and off the road. How To Cars drove him.

Brabus not only gives the Mercedes G-Class wings, it also gives it an open loading area. The passenger compartment is retained, while the wheelbase (50 cm) and rear of the vehicle (20 cm) are extended by a total of 70 centimeters. So the off-roader, which would easily make it into an end time strip, has a total length of an impressive 5.33 meters. The modification itself is so complex with the changes to the body and the extended frame that it takes almost four months! And it has its price: around 700,000 euros. Nevertheless, the third vehicle is already being completed at the Bottrop location; 19 more orders have been placed and Brabus is currently not accepting any more – because the waiting time would then be too long.

800 hp for the G-Pick-up

It is not surprising that the Brabus 800 Adventure XLP is a direct hit. The design is not only a real show thanks to the open loading area, but also the portal axles and the distinctive design elements. In addition, the basic drive of the Mercedes-AMG G 63 was sharply re-sharpened. The XLP gets powerful out of the double-charged eight-cylinder with its four-liter displacement 800 hp and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm which are available from 3,600 rpm.

Wider track included

The G-Class Pick-up can do that

The beefy G is over eleven centimeters wider than the base car, bringing it to 2.10 meters.

Once you have climbed over the electrically extendable running boards and enjoyed the exclusive leather interior, the eight-cylinder roars imposingly and presses on the start button. The 22-inch studded tires and the 800-hp engine skilfully fight each other on the road. Similar to the Mercedes G 500 4×42nd the portal axles along with the Giganto wheelset and the impressive wheel spacing are also good for the Brabus pick-up. The beefy G is over eleven centimeters wider than the base car, bringing it to 2.10 meters. The height with roof rack and LED lights: 2.29 meters. In addition, carbon elements on the flanks and wheel arches, which make it even more bulky than it already is. Powerful Pirelli Scorpion ATR rollers in the 325/55 R 22 format rotate on their monoblock rims in the fenders. It’s no wonder that smartphones are pulled out to take photos when the brute G-Pick-up rolls up.

The 2.9 tons reach 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds

The eight-cylinder hangs on the gas with great will and acknowledges every push with the right foot not only with a swelling of the background noise, but also with a mighty leap forward. No question, you can have a lot of fun with it both off-road and on the road. The colossus (curb weight 2936 kg) manages 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds and, with regard to tires, off-road axles and coilover suspension, is limited at 210 km / h. Then it gets too loud and too bumpy anyway.

49 centimeters of ground clearance

The G-Class Pick-up can do that

Portal axles, off-road tires, extreme ground clearance: the G-Pick-up offers maximum possible uses.

And: the Brabus 800 is not without reason named Adventure XLP, because the portal axles, together with the AT off-road tires and a ground clearance of 49 centimeters, ensure maximum possible use away from paved roads. No surprise that one or the other potential customer should not only like this in the United Arab Emirates. In soft sand dunes, the XLP feels just as at home as on a photo safari in South Africa or at a show-off in Beverly Hills. In addition to the optional cable winch with a traction capacity of 4.5 tons, there is also an underrun protection for the engine, transmission and tank for use in rough terrain.

Technical specifications:

Brabus 800 Adventure XLP • Engine: V8 with double turbocharging • Displacement: 3982 ccm • Power: 588 kW (800 hp) • Max. Torque: 1,000 Nm from 3,600 rpm • Top speed: 210 km / h • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 4.8 seconds • Consumption: 14.5 liters of Super • CO2 emissions: 345 g / km • Unladen weight: 2936 kg • length / width / height: 5327/2100/2264 mm • Price: around 700,000 euros.


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