BRABUS 900: The ultimate luxury supercar based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 650
True to brand, the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 represents the absolute pinnacle of automotive construction in the world. Nonetheless, even this luxury sedan leaves room for individual refinement, which BRABUS realises with its best engineers, designers, technicians and artisans in the form of the unique BRABUS 900 luxury supercar.
The BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine provides the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 with an enormous rated power output of 888 bhp and an electronically-limited top speed of 217 mph.
To match the extreme performance of the luxury liner, BRABUS adds some sporty-elegant highlights to the appearance of the four-seater with BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components and 21-inch BRABUS Monoblock M "PLATINUM EDITION" hi-tech forged wheels. The shadow chrome plating of all standard chrome parts, which is also found on the BRABUS wheels, adds further custom touches. Another BRABUS domain is exclusive interior design. The company upholstery shop is able to realise any individual request - no matter how unique - with the finest leather, noble wood and carbon.
The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 comes off the factory line with a 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine producing 523 bhp, making it anything but underpowered. However, powered by the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine, the luxury liner attains a performance level previously the exclusive domain of the world’s most powerful super sports cars. Extensive modifications to the engine peripherals are also imperative to achieve the desired level of high performance. The two production turbos are replaced with turbochargers that have larger compressor units and larger turbines, which are adapted to the V12 engine with the help of special exhaust manifolds. In addition, the conversion includes downpipes with a diameter of 80 millimeters, free-flow metal catalysts and a stainless-steel BRABUS high-performance exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps.
Despite a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 2.8 tons, the BRABUS supercar based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 delivers a performance usually only achieved by a few full-blooded super sports cars: powered by the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo engine, the four-seater accelerates from 0 – 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Depending on the installed wheel/tire combination, the luxury liner hits the limiter at a maximum speed of 217 mph.
To be able to use the tremendous road performance of the tuned luxury liner safely and give the vehicle an even more dynamic touch, the BRABUS suspension engineers developed tailor-made wheels. Available for the Maybach are 21-inch BRABUS Monoblock VI evo, Monoblock F, M, R and Monoblock Y "PLATINUM EDITION" forged wheels. At the IAA 2019, the BRABUS 900 based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is on show with BRABUS Monoblock M "PLATINUM EDITION" forged rims sporting an elegant disc design.
To enhance the high level of driving dynamics of the high-performance luxury sedan further still, BRABUS developed a special module for the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension of the Mercedes-Maybach. It lowers the ride height of the vehicle by about 25 millimeters (1.0 in) without compromising the outstanding ride quality.
The BRABUS front bumper, which was newly developed for the facelift model, replaces the production bumper in its entirety. It provides not only a visual upgrade, but thanks to the integrated front spoiler also reduces front axle lift at high speeds, further improving the handling stability. The large air intakes in the BRABUS bumper optimize the supply of fresh air to radiators, engine and front brakes. With an understated chrome add-on package, on this show car naturally also in shadow chrome, the BRABUS designers pick up the design idiom of the top-of-the-range S-Class model in their aerodynamic-enhancement components as well.
An equally unusual and functional feature is the BRABUS courtesy welcome lighting, which is activated in the dark by pulling on an inside door handle or, if Keyless-Go mode is engaged, when the driver approaches the vehicle. The illumination of the ground to the left and right of the upgraded Maybach provides enhanced safety for getting in and out.
The BRABUS rear bumper redefines the view from the rear. Its integrated diffuser features tailor-made cutouts for the four chrome-plated tailpipes of the BRABUS high-performance exhaust system. The exhaust has actively controlled exhaust flaps to allow the driver to control the exhaust note at the push of a button on the steering wheel. Drivers can choose between operating their luxury sedan in a subtle and quiet ‘Coming Home’ mode and enjoying a markedly powerful engine sound in the ‘Sport’ position.
The BRABUS 900 based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 can be built to customer order as a complete car. Customers who already own such a car can have their own luxury sedan converted to this level all at once or in stages.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class: BRABUS 900 based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 650: city 17.1 l/100 km, highway 8.6 l/100 km, combined: 11.9 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 279 g/km, efficiency class F.